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Happy belated St. Patricks day! If you celebrated yesterday I hope you had a great time!

Yesterday, after a 30 minute session on the elliptical and a mile swim (finally did some intervals), Ian and I grabbed a quick and hearty lunch at Jaffa Bagel.

Given that we were planning on day drinking, I made sure to really carb it up and had a jalapeno chedder bagel with veggie cream cheese.

It was so good and made me wonder why I don’t eat bagels more often.

After devouring our lunch, we met up with our friends and headed to the bars. One of Ian’s buddies plays the bagpipes and showed up with his pipes and wearing a kilt, it was awesome! He played all day long and often got free drinks/ money from the bartenders. He even let me try them!

And, it was sooo hard! You have to blow enough to fill up the bag and more. I made a little noise but couldn’t keep the pressure in the bag high enough to actually play anything.

Around 7:30, Ian and I were done for the day. We were tired, hungry, and sweaty (it was 80 degrees yesterday), so we said goodbye to our friends and picked up some dinner at a random thai restaurant.

We shared crab rangoon to start

And then I had pad kee mao with shrimp.

I’m pretty sure it was actually good, but I would have eaten anything at that point!

After our late dinner, we took the el home, and promptly passed out in bed before 10 p.m. What can I say, we’re classy like that!

This morning I woke up early because I had an intense workout planned (not so smart after yesterday’s shenanigans). Luckily I felt fine and had the usual pre-long run fuel of a piece of toast with peanut butter.

I added banana, walnuts, and chia seeds because my stomach can handle a wider variety of food if I’m ellipticaling rather than running.

Then I hit the gym for a 20 mile elliptical session. Yeah, you may think I’m kidding but I’m not. Julia had mentioned to me that when she was sidelined from training for a marathon, she substituted a 20 miler with the elliptical. At first it sounded absolutely crazy to me… almost 3 hours on the elliptical? No thank you. But the more I thought about it the more I realized that it made sense. While swimming and biking are great to do for cross-training, the elliptical is the closest thing to running without actually running. Plus, by doing 20 miles on the elliptical, I was forcing my body to keep my heart rate up for a long period of time while also doing the same motion over and over again.

So, I ellipticalled the first 10 miles, took a bathroom break and stretched out my toes, and then hopped back on for the last 10 miles. It was tough but I’m glad I did it. Plus, I’m now super caught up on the news, so win-win?

When I got back to the apartment, Ian was up and ready to eat, and as our apartment is still really really warm, we decided to check out a new breakfast spot, Waffles.

After all of the carbs & beer yesterday, I wanted something a little healthier for breakfast and ordered a spinach, mushroom, & gruyere omelet with eggwhites.

Ian had the cheddar and short rib waffles

The best part of either of our dishes was the side of potatoes. Yum!

After brunch we ran our weekly errands by foot and are now relaxing on a couch in front of a fan. Plans for the afternoon include working on my capstone (thesis) for a bit, making dinner (it’s been so long since I cooked) and trying to wear out the furball who has been full of energy lately.

Have a wonderful afternoon!




MLK Day Special Breakfast {Orange}

Ian and I decided to celebrate the long weekend by going out to breakfast this morning.

We decided to go to Orange, a restaurant we’ve been to many times and have always been happy with their food.

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Orange is known for their orange roast coffee and their fruishi, a type of fruit sushi. I ordered some coffee and Ian and I split an order of the fruishi of the day.

The fruish in the back is pineapple wrapped with coconut sweet rice and set ontop of strawberry puree. The one in front is grape flavored rice. I love how original these are, there’s nothing quite like the sweet coconut rice.

For my breakfast I ordered the omelet #6: asparagus, forest mushrooms, sauteed garlic & majoram (wild oregano), aged jack, topped with toasted slivered almonds and balsamic reduction. It came with house potatoes and marbled rye.

I was only able to eat about 3/4 of the omelet and some of the toast/potatoes but every bite was amazing.

Ian ordered one of our favorites, the chai tea french toast: baked chai-infused French toast stuffed with Ricotta cheese, served in a chai tea latte reduction sauce, topped with honey & carmalized apples.

With full bellies we finished our errands for the weekend before stopping at Starbucks for a little extra caffeination. I finally tried the blonde roast (loved it!) and was also given a few free samples for home brewing!

Homework is on the agenda for the rest of the day!




Detroit Turkey Trot

Hello- Happy belated Thanksgiving! I decided to give myself the day off from blogging yesterday to spend some quality time with family and friends.

Ian and I made it to Michigan by 11 p.m. Wednesday night. Sonic did surprisingly well in the car, much better than last time. He even used the litter box while we were driving (we put it in the backseat). What a good boy!

Turkey Trot

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Thursday morning was an early one! The turkey trot started downtown at 7:45 am (6:45 am for Chicagoans) so we had to leave my Mom’s super early.

I had a Blueberry Muffin Larabar before we left for some fuel and a few bites of homemade cake. Mmmm

Traffic was horrendous getting downtown. I didn’t think I’d make it to the race start in time. In fact, runners had started getting out of their cars and running along the side of the highway to make it to the race on time. Luckily, my Mom was able to get close enough to the race start to drop me off before heading over to park. Even still, I made it to the start line with only 5 minutes to spare.

It seemed like as soon as I got into my corral the race started. My initial goal was to run a 7:20 min/mile for the whole race and come in around the 45 minute mark. This seemed reasonable after my Hot Chocolate 15K a few weeks ago. However, I got caught up in weaving through runners and after completing the first mile I checked my watch and saw that I’d run a 6:50 min/mile. Eek!

My legs felt great and were ready to run so I decided to go for it, I was going to run as fast as I could for 6 miles figuring that if I had to slow down I could. This seemed to work for the first half of the race but by the time the second half rolled around my lungs were feeling it. In addition, the boring course was starting to get to me. I really don’t like point-to-point courses. We ran up one street and then back on the same street, then up another street and back again. So boring! Thankfully, the costume contest kept me entertained as I saw many runners in funny costumes (hello native american with chest paint!). Also, the turkey trot is sponsored by the Detroit Thanksgiving Day Parade so we saw lots of floats and parade-like items.

I ended up finishing on goal in 42:52.

A 6:55 min/mile, 35th out of all women, and 11th in my division? I’ll take it ;)

I always have a hard time finding my spectators after races in Detroit. This has happened at the marathon, half marathons, and previous turkey trots. After my mom and I finally found each other, she snapped a picture of me.

After the race we drove back home picked up a sleepy Ian and went out for breakfast. Not much was open, hello Thanksgiving!, but I feel like breakfast out is tradition after a race. I didn’t take any pictures but I had a vegetarian omelet with eggwhites, hashbrowns, and toast. It was just what my body needed!

My mom, Ian, and myself ran a few errands (we’re doing our Thanksgiving Friday) and then relaxed for a few hours. I dropped Ian off at his mom’s house for their dinner and then headed to my Dad & Stepmom’s house to celebrate with them. We went to a huge party so I didn’t take any pictures and just enjoyed talking with and meeting new people.

I drove back to my mom’s after and relaxed with her for a bit before calling it a night.

I woke up starving this morning so I had a bowl of mashmallow o’s with almond milk, a banana, and some coffee.

I have no idea why these pictures are so grainy!

I’m headed out for a short run to loosen my legs before a busy day. Have a good one!