|Unless you're running on a team! NOTC team for Azalea Trail 10k. I'm in the middle, overdressed.|
I've made good friends running, some whom I know through Varsity Sports, and some from various races or carpooling to races.
|Jill, me, Celeste, and Dr. McClellan (who works at Tulane hospital) after The Wall last year .|
Well, the whole drive back into New Orleans I was thinking about the restaurant I had put as #1 on the list: Luke on St Charles. I love that place and I was starving. Imagine my pleased surprise when I walked into the house and David announced, "I made reservations tonight at Luke"! Great minds think alike.
Luke did not disappoint. I was famished and was polishing off sour dough bread like it was my job when my phone buzzed. It was a text from Russ: "Thank you for your suggestion, we are enjoying a fabulous meal at Luke". I laughingly texted back, "So am I!" Turns out that they were seated in the back room and we were in the front. I went to the back to say hi, and before we left David and I went back in to say farewell...and then had a plate of oysters sent back to them. I figured they didn't get many oysters in Ohio!
Such a fun coincidence, and such nice people. I really hope to run into this trio again at a race some day!
Have you ever made running friends at a race?