My life is almost back to normal. I have one more weekend away and then I’m going to crawl into my bed and plant myself for a while. Before I disappear again, I want to do a little “catch up” post.
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Before I left D.C. last week, Karlee and I had breakfast at the Silver Diner in Clarendon. It’s located right down the street from Revolution Cycles. It’s a cute little place with a giant menu. It had a large healthy and vegetarian selection.
Karlee and I filled the diner with music one quarter at a time.
I ordered the vegetarian omelet without mushroom, wheat toast, fruit, and a side of non vegetarian pork bacon 😉 Sometimes, bacon is necessary (especially before a long drive).
I left D.C. around one. I was so excited to bring my new E-bike home from Revolution Cycles! I’m planning a huge Sunday bike ride! If you haven’t tried an E-bike yet…do so! They are amazing and I’m going to start using it to get around more. Charlotte has a lot of great places to ride.
*Road trip obsession: Gin Gins! The cherry ginger gin gins are incredible (if you like ginger). They’re hard and chewy at the same time. It takes me like 15 minutes to get through one piece! Plus, ginger calms my stomach and if you have anxiety, it’s like a natural remedy.
This was the first time taking a road trip and hitting ZERO traffic. I made it back in 5 1/2 hours…AND I was going the speed limit.
When I got back, Nick and I went to dinner at Tupelo Honey Cafe in Charlotte. It’s a cute little place on South Boulevard. I shouldn’t say “little” because its rather big. It has an adorable outdoor area to sit, a regular dining area and a bar area. I want to go there for breakfast one of these Sundays and sit outside.
We started with a jumbo crab cake over jalapeño aioli greens and baby tomatoes. The meal also came with a homemade buttermilk biscuit which was out of this world. It was buttery, flakey, and gradually melted in your mouth.
I ordered the tomato cider glazed atlantic salmon with a side of sweet potato fries and a salad. The salmon was reallllly good, but I was too stuffed to care for the sweet potato fries.
I only had one day to get ready for the mountain trip. I spent lots of time with Grumples, unpacked, repacked and then fit in a good run before I headed out!
I had the chance to try out my new Prismsport pants and I love them! I have a hard time keeping my pants up when I run…because when I lose weight, I tend to lose a lot of my backside. When I gain weight, it’s the first place that packs it on. I just wish it would go up top 😉 The Prismsport running leggings do not move when I’m running. I had my phone tucked in the side the entire time too. They are soft, and come in really cute prints.
I’ve been getting back into the groove of roasted vegetables since it’s getting colder. I love chopping tons up and eating them throughout the week.
I have been keeping my running down and doing it 4 times a week. I like to do three miles and then on Sunday a 5 miler. I don’t want to get injured by overdoing it, so I make sure to ice, stretch, and rest. I’ve also been doing a lot of strength training. This weekend, I’m going to have to go back to the treadmill when I’m out of town. I’ll also be doing the treadmill when it’s cold. I ran for the first time outside when it was 45 degrees and my lungs were burning. It’s truly pathetic.
I also wanna keep my miles under five because I’ve been having frequent heart palpitations. They have been getting worse lately, and my appointment isn’t until next month. I just want to make sure I’m being safe. Heart disease runs in my family, so I have to take it seriously. You’re never too young to get checked out.
I always take Grumples with me on my cool down mile.
Yogurt or a 8 ounce protein shake are my post-run go-tos.
Got my peach tea from Starbucks!
How fun are these contacts?!
I went dress shopping a couple days ago…
I went home with three new Columbia pullovers and zero dresses. Looks like I’ll be making attempt two today!
All my new canvas prints came in! I love bringing my photography to life.
I have missed this little (big) guy.
and he’s missed me 😉
I love stopping at the peach stand to pick up Bruks Bars for quick breakfast fixes. I like to have one with egg whites. This is the apple pecan flavor and it’s by far my favorite! They are coming to the Southpark Wholefoods soon!
And I found my favorite wine at the Peachstand.
I have been a fan of these for three years now! I need to make my own version 🙂
Sometimes when I’m on the go, I bring 1/4 of a cup of trail mix with me. Afternoon hanger issues are dangerous.
Harris Teeter salads are also a lifesaver for busy nights when I don’t have time to make anything. Last night, I threw together a salad for dinner. I also made veggie fries to go with it.
Shaughna and Mike brought me back a fresh lei and milk chocolate toffee macadamia nuts from Hawaii. These are the best things to ever land in my hands. If you don’t have self control, do not try these! I have been having a couple pieces with my coffee in the morning. They are amazing!
This morning, I made a quick breakfast sandwich. I have another busy day coming up, so I need all the energy I can get. It had bacon, egg, cheese, and a whole wheat english muffin!
Wish me luck with the dress shopping, my math test, my run, and all the other crazy stuff going on today! Hopefully I can post a recipe soon!
*oH…if you see any cute area rugs for living rooms…send me a link! I need one.