I hope you have all been doing great. It’s been a week since I’ve done a recap post and I told myself I wouldn’t let it go that long, but that’s life. I guess I should start where I left off. Last Thursday, Becca and I headed to the driving range to have a drink and hit some golf balls. Even if you cannot golf, hitting golfballs is the biggest stress reliever. Hitting a ball as hard as you want takes out a lot of built up frustration. I think I have Becca hooked now.
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We planned on making tofu tacos for dinner, but it was around 8:30 pm by the time we finished hitting balls. We didn’t want to go grab ingredients, cook, and eat dinner later than 9:30, so we stopped at Bakersfield. You guys already know I love that place because it pops up in my blog all the time. I ordered the Johnny salad (per usual) and it came with mixed greens, bacon, cotija cheese, hearts of palm, avocado, red onion, toasted almonds, and a side of buttermilk chive dressing.
Friday morning, I headed out to pick up dog food and a couple new toys for my spoiled pup. He was satisfied for a bit.
For breakfast I had a green juice and three eggs over easy.
After breakfast, I took Grumples on his long walk. We go about three or four miles.
After our walk, we hopped in the car and headed to the juice bar. I grabbed a Matcha Green smoothie for lunch.
I brought some water and a blanket so we could go to the park and sit under a shade tree. It sounds really silly, but Grumples loves to watch people. I brought my book for class and we hung out for a couple hours.
I love trying all the Chia Bars. Coconut and cinnamon apple are my favorites, but this one was really good too!
Becca and I went to the driving range again on Friday night. I ended up cracking my driver…luckily I had some backups. I guess I was extra frustrated on Friday night…;)
We stopped at Carmelo’s to pick up some food. I got an antipasto and wings.
We hung out on my porch with the pups for about three hours drinking wine and listening to music. It was so nice out and we just wanted to chill.
Becca’s cute pup, Zade!
Early Saturday morning, we headed to the Amelie’s French Bakery in Rock Hill, SC. The one uptown is always packed and this one wasn’t. The weather was so nice that we couldn’t sit inside any longer.
This Amelie’s is a lot smaller and has an upstairs loft for college kids to study.
I could have sat in that spot people watching in the town all day.
I ordered dark roast coffee and a fruit and granola parfait. Their yogurt was SO good! I’m not sure it’s homemade, but I’d love to know the brand if not. It was so so so good. It almost tasted like a custard.
The granola on top had to be homemade. It was so crisp and sweet.
I ended up having three glasses of coffee that morning. Becca order the iced chai and she had two of those. We couldn’t get enough coffee!
Just to spend more time outside, we walked around the little downtown area.
All of the trees are blooming and the grass is officially green. It’s Spring 🙂
I love how quaint Rock Hill is and it’s never busy.
I’ve been waiting all year to break out the shorts!
After we left Rock Hill, we headed out to shop a bit. I ended up buying a new driver since I cracked my other one. I also picked up some new clothes. When I get home, I’m going to go through my clothes and get rid of all the ones I don’t wear. If you know any cool apps to resale clothes, let me know!
We were super hungry around 2pm. We decide do get all you can eat soup and salad from Olive Garden. I’m obsessed with their minestrone.
And they have the best salad. I always order their dressing on the side. I can’t do soggy lettuce.
Packing was hard..
Later on that night, we headed out to my parents house. They put together a hibachi bar for us. I got my dad a grill for Christmas and he was ready to put it to good use.
We picked up tofu to add to our hibachi bowls. My dad picked up the tofu and goes “oh, what kind of cheese is this?” As soon as I started laughing and said “it’s tofu,” he spit it out like a kid eating dark chocolate for the first time. It was hilarious.
The hibachi turned out fantastic!
Mine had shrimp, bell peppers, carrots, tofu, onion, squash, and sweet potato. It was cooked in olive oil, low sodium soy sauce, and garlic water.
My little beggar 🙂
We headed back to my place early so I could pack. Grumples stayed behind with my parents.
My flight ended up getting canceled because of fog. I headed back to my place to go for a run with Becca and her pup. I got on a later flight so that was good 🙂
We were all soaked from the rain!
Sometimes, it’s fun to go on a trip and just leave the camera behind. I’m always blogging about my travels and I decided to enjoy the moments with some friends. I decided to blog about my workouts and some eats, but that’s about it. I didn’t want to be obsessed with what was going on and writing about it. It’s not that I want to keep my life a secret, I just forget what it’s like to NOT be a blogger and I want to live it up for once. I’m not going complete silent, but just taking a breather. I think what we forget sometimes is that sharing every little detail can get stressful and no one is obligated to do that. I struggle a lot with learning what I should share on this blog and what I’m not obligated to share, you know? Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE sharing everyone with you guys, but I just need a quick breather with everything going on in my life. This is just a little getaway for me so when I get home, my mind is clear and I can go back to my normal lifestyle.
Sometimes you just have to go somewhere and enjoy the moments 🙂
I landed in Chicago for my connecting flight around 5pm.
My plane was delayed by two hours so I had some pineapple and yogurt. And three hours after that, they canceled the flight completely becuase of fog. I wasn’t having a good day for flights. The worst part was that Midway canceled all flights and all the flights were canceled the next morning or full that afternoon. I basically had to sit around around and wait for something to open up.
Also Southwest didn’t reimburse me for my flight or hotels so that was nice of them 🙂
I needed a glass of wine at this point, so I headed down for a glass of Pinot Noir and a goat cheese pear salad. That was an AMAZING salad!
I sat by the fire for a bit and tried to plan what I was going to do if I couldn’t get on a flight.
I woke up without a plan, so I just ordered room service. That fixes everything 🙂
By breakfast had wheat toast, eggs, bacon, fresh fruit, coffee, yogurt, and hash browns.
You can’t go wrong with breakfast in bed!
Finally I found a flight. I headed to the airport later in the afternoon.
I made it to my destination around 2pm!
I decided to use Grokker and fit in a quick workout.
For dinner I had three too many of these…
But at least I ate healthy…I got a salad with avocado, grilled chicken, bacon and egg. The cherry tomatoes were on the side for a reason.
I don’t even know what this was, but it was amazing. We all split dessert to end the night!
OH, and we all watched the Bachelor together. You can get all my opinions on Twitter! @taralynnstweets! 😀
Caught up on work with breakfast 🙂
My coffee addiction is getting bad again, so when I get home I’m cutting it!
I started the morning out with another workout! I home tomorrow and I’m excited for my race. I haven’t been running as much as I needed to be, so I probably won’t do too well, but thats ok!
You’ll hear from me Monday with a race & weekend recap! xo
- Have you ever wanted to vacation without sharing everything with the world?
- Have you ever had a flight cancelation disaster?
- What is the weather like today?