I just got home from a lovely night of bowling, beers, and dinner with the husband. We had such a good time! Unfortunately, we couldn’t get in too much bowling before the lanes were needed for the leagues, but what we did bowl was a blast. Even if neither of our scores are worth bragging about 😉
Then we headed downtown for some dinner!
We were going to go to the hubski’s favorite Thai place, but unfortunately, it’s closed! I’ve never had Thai food before, and was really looking forward to trying it. Alas, it had a for sale sign in it, so we went to an old favorite, Rosies!
I ordered the eggplant rollatini, however they ran out of eggplant!! So instead, I got the vegetarian flatbread, which was just as good:
Mmm pesto, avocado, tomato and feta. Deeeelish. Sorry it’s so dark. The place is candlelit, and I didn’t use my flash. I ate all but two pieces. My appetite was rearing to go…for a reason.
With it I had a side salad with spinach, swiss chard, cucumbers, and some other veggies:
Apparently, it took more than an hour to get our food out to us because of some mix ups in the kitchen. Shane and I were talking so much, we really didn’t notice, but the waitress still ended up comping us everything except Shane’s entree!!
Swordfish, potatoes, and veggies. He luuuurved it.
Honestly, we felt like we lucked out. We didn’t even notice the long wait, and got a free meal and our drinks (two beers and a glass of chard) free. Awesome 😀
We took a look at the dessert menu, but didn’t see anything that really stood out. However, I was still craving something sweet.
Enter – chocolate banana soft serve!
1.5 frozen bananas, 1 T. cacao powder, 1 t. agave nectar.
With a crumbled samoa on top. Oh yes, yes I did. Deeeelightful!
This morning before work, I woke up and went upstairs to our “gym room” and did 20 minutes on the elliptical, followed by chest, triceps, and shoulders work.
It was a beautiful day outside today!
Tomorrow is the first day of spring, but ironically, it’s supposed to be very cold, damp, and even snowy tomorrow! I had a 9 mile run planned for tomorrow, and I knew it was either going to be in horrible weather or on the treadmill. Blech! Then it hit me…life’s too short not to enjoy unseasonably warm (technically) winter days! Right? 😉 Plus, the 10 day forecast doesn’t call for one sunny day above 55 degrees.
So I finished up my work and took vacation time for the rest of the day. After work, I set out on my 9 miles for a Friday long run rather than a Saturday long run!
Twas an amazing run! I played on mapmyrun.com for a bit first, to get an idea of my route, and then got my gear together. Garmin, iPod, and water bottle + goo stasher:
Perfect water bottle for long runs. The bottom compartment twists off and is the perfect place to stack a few Clif Shotbloks 😉
Stat it out:
Mile 1: 9:45
Mile 2: 9:32
Mile 3: 9:54
Mile 4: 9:41
Mile 5: 9:49
Mile 6: 9:29
Mile 7: 9:48
Mile 8: 9:35
Mile 9: 9:31
Total time: 1 hr. 27 minutes, 3 seconds. Yowza.
Nine miles for a new PDR!
Next Saturday is 10 miles!! Next Saturday is also my birthday, and I’m actually really excited to make it the first time I enter into double digit land! Is it sad that I’m excited to run 10 miles on my birthday? We’ll find out! hahah
I was beat, and starving after my run. I promptly made a fruit smoothie:
I was out of spinach, so I went with what I had:
- handful of frozen blueberries and cherries
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 t. maca
- 1 T. chia seed
- 1 T. hemp protein powder
- Almond milk
- 1 T. coconut butter
Uh-Maazing. But that didn’t calm the beast, so shortly afterward, I had a toasted Ezekiel English Muffin with Earth Balance and organic jam. Finally did the job 😀
Grabbed a kombucha (grape flavored – VERY good!!) and then I was off to train a client before coming back home to get ready for the night.
Celestial Seasonings Giveaway Winner!
Sorry I’m a bit late, but it’s still Friday
The winner of the Celestial Seasonings Wellness Kit is……………(drum roll)………………
Abby, from Nibble, Nourish, Run!
Congrats, Abby! Send me your mailing info, and Celestial Seasonings will get you all your awesome goodies asap!
It’s time to crash in this house! I’m about to be out like a light.
Anything fun going on this weekend? What’s your plans? Tomorrow I plan on cleaning, going to a movie with a couple girlfriends, and some light cardio. Sunday I’m hoping to catch up with a friend who just moved back from California!! She’s my best friend from college, and whenever we see each other, no matter how long it’s been, we pick up right where we left off 😀
Have a fabulous night, bloggy friends!!