WIAW: Disappointing Lunch

Today’s WIAW features some eats from last week. The day started with my usual egg whites, oats, flaxseed and brewers yeast bowl. Especially since being sick, I’m trying to have this and any foods to up my milk supply.

And a pear. Because they are so good! 20170217_090741

My midmorning snack was some nuts.

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For lunch, we had plans as an office to go out for Cleveland Restaurant Week, where you get 3 course meals for a special price. We had plans to go to The District. The meal started out okay – I started with a Greek salad and a pretty delicious (unpictured) roll.

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It went downhill from there. We waited nearly an hour, and our food hadn’t come out. We eventually had to ask for our food to be boxed up to go, because we all had to return to the office for meetings, etc. But they hadn’t made our food yet! They eventually brought our lunches out – minus the third course ūüė¶ so no dessert for me.

When I got back to the office, I was looking forward to my chicken and hummus wrap. I ate about half of it and then nearly choked – there was A BONE IN MY WRAP. I opened up the sandwich and found several small pieces of bone inside. Blah. Lunch FAIL.

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After that, I was happy to meet B for a beer after work. We grabbed beers in Tremont before getting Vietnamese food for dinner.

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B and I ordered our go-tos when we want something semi-light and healthy. Cabbage salads and spring rolls!20170217_194525

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And since I didn’t have dessert for lunch (not that that would’ve stopped me), I had some chocolate, cookies and ice cream! I had some Hershey kisses, Thin Mints and mint chip Halo Top.

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YUM! A great end to a not-the-best food day. Questions for you for this WIAW (hosted by Sprint 2 the Table!):

  • Have you ever¬†had a really bad lunch experience?
  • Halo Top fans- ¬†what’s your favorite Halo Top flavor?

Training Tuesday: Recovering from Being Sick

Yay! I¬†am back and running again! For those of you following along, I had a pretty slow and low mileage week last week due to first vacation and then being sick. But now that I’m on meds, I’m on the mend and BACK!

But first, some non-mileage highlights of the week!!

I got my Cleveland Marathon Ambassador shirt!! Don’t you love it? I love sporting this around and representing the race.

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AND speaking of the Cleveland race, they released their course maps! I’m excited that it’s going to be such a different course – it’s nice to try something new. AND I’m excited for the no Shoreway ending! It will still be tough – there are two relatively big hills within the first 6 miles or so, but overall I’m pretty pleased with the course!

Also, this week the Cleveland Marathon introduced their shirts – they are GREAT! I am seriously excited to see these in person. Such a great color and design!

Now, onto the runs for this week. In terms of mileage, this week was ¬†miles– appropriate,¬†still not 20+ (my goal), but seeing as I took a few days off to rest and recover, I’m okay with it!

Sunday: 0 miles. Sick!

Monday: 0 miles. Sicker! I ran a 102 fever Sunday night into Monday and so I spent most of Monday in bed, fighting off fever, chills, etc. and trying to get some medicine!

Tuesday: 3.25 easy walking and slight running. I finally started to feel better Tuesday evening and was dying to get in a run or some movement. I tried out the treadmill and was happy to be able to run/walk a few miles!

Wednesday: 4.1 treadmill miles

Thursday: 4.65 miles on the treadmill. 4.25 running and then a .4 mile cool down.

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Thursday: 3.65 miles on the treadmill.

Friday: None – rest day!

Saturday: 6.66 miles outside!! It  20170218_111701

 Total- 19.58 miles!

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Hooray for feeling a little better and getting my runs back!

Questions for you:

  • Do you run when you’re sick?
  • What do you consider a “long” run?

Disclosure: As a Cleveland Marathon Ambassador, I receive complimentary race entry AND a free race entry to give away! I also get a cool t-shirt (should be here soon!) and invited to some special events. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Linking up with My No-Guilt Life, Marcia’s Healthy Slice, and MCM Mama Runs!

Weekends with Nonna and Grandpa

This weekend was sunny, warm and I got to spend it with family – what could be better?

Friday was in the 50s so we started off the afternoon with some swing time with FW. He LOVES swings and it’s so much fun to see him giggle and smile on the swing.

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Saturday was another GORGEOUS day. It was nearly 70 degrees! B and I didn’t have much to do until my parents got into town around 5, so I decided to go for what I’d (right now) consider a long-ish run – 6.66 miles. I wore my Sport Skirts skirt, it was that warm!

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After the run, B and I took a look at some houses. But before we knew it, it was time for my parents to come! We had some fun playing around the apartment.

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And then of course, dinner. We had beers and pizza and salads at Masthead. 20170218_182135

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Sunday started with brunch at Yours Truly with the 5 of us.6748

Followed by a nice walk – it was again warm outside, so we went for a walk around the park.20170219_120834

And then snuck in some lunch! No, FW didn’t have anything off the menu – bananas and pears for him ūüôā20170219_133905

And that night, we celebrated birthdays with B’s family – our niece turned 9!20170219_194459_005

And that was our weekend. I’m back at work this morning (jealous to all of you who have off!) after saying goodbye to my parents. It’s always SO hard when they leave … but I know I’ll be seeing them in a few months.

Because it’s Monday, I‚Äôm linking up with Katie and the weekly wraps.

Atlanta Eats (And All You Can Eat Pie!!!)

Happy¬†What I Ate Wednesday!¬†Last week, B, FW and I were in Atlanta for a little vacation. We enjoyed some good southern food, local beer and plenty of cornbread ¬†(yet not nearly enough ¬†.. I think I may have a cornbread addiction). So for today’s WIAW,¬†instead of just one day, here’s a¬†sample of some of the great food I had on our trip.

The trip started out with a quick stop in Asheville where I had some of the best French toast ever … but I also bought this candy to keep me company in Atlanta.

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We of course had to have some fried green tomatoes. These had goat cheese fried with them!20170209_183427

And shrimp and grits. 20170206_182801

And plenty of biscuits and cornbread. Yummmmm cornbread!20170206_181548

One place we went to had an ALL YOU CAN EAT PIE BAR. (video below)

All you can eat pie bar! #atlanta #ijustatemyweightinpie

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This was just one of our 4…or 5?…plates.20170206_185344

At the World of Coca-Cola,  I sampled 100 flavors of soda and other Coke products from around the world!20170208_142915

I also had some great Middle Eastern food one night. This was the chicken shawarma platter.20170207_193213

Another night was bar food. This BLT with avocado and mozzarella was also great.20170208_163808

We also had to try an Atlanta institution- The Varsity. ¬†They’re known for their hot dogs. It was a cool, huge fast food place with an old school car hop feel!20170209_132329Yum. While it was a great trip with great food, my belly is ready to be back to normal eating! But my mouth is watering reliving them for today’s¬†What I Ate Wednesday! Especially the cornbread.

Some questions for you:

  • Do you like southern food?
  • How do you like your cornbread- sweet? Savory?

 

Training Tuesday: Vacation and Low Mileage

Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s also Tuesday, which for me, is Training Tuesday.

Confession: I’m not running today. AND I barely ran at all last week. For two reasons.

One good reason – vacation! ¬†We spent about 3 full days in the car (1.5 there and 1.5 back), and despite the fact that we brought our jogging stroller, we only used it once¬†(and for less than a mile). We were hoping to get in a family run near a park or someplace flat, but we stayed in downtown Atlanta and the roads didn’t seem so conducive for getting out for a stroller run.

One not as good reason is that toward the end of the week, I started feeling sick. The first day, I was feeling sick and not able to run more than a mile or so. And then it got worse. I found out today that (yay!) I have mastitis, which explains why I’ve been feeling lousy for the past several days. ¬†So I’m taking it easy and resting.

Anyway, here is how the week turned out:

Sunday: 0 miles, half day in the car driving to Atlanta (we got in around 6:30 p.m.)
Monday: 0 miles BUT a lot of walking! (23,000 steps)
Tuesday: 0 miles running but a decent amount of walking (12,000 steps)
Wednesday: 4.5 miles running outside in Atlanta! And more walking (20,600 steps)

Thursday: 4.25 miles on the treadmill in the hotel gym and more walking (19,600 steps)

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Friday: 0 miles (11,500 steps)
Saturday: .75 miles but a lot of walking (19,500 steps)- I would’ve run¬†more but was sick (later realized I had a fever … and then mastitis)

Total: 9.5 miles

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I ended the week feeling sick, so hopefully this week is a little better in terms of runs. I’m going to take it easy and recover in the meantime but hope to be back running again soon!

Happy running! I’m linking¬†up with¬†My No-Guilt Life,¬†Marcia‚Äôs Healthy Slice, and¬†MCM Mama Runs!

A Week in Atlanta

B, FW and I just got back from our first extended vacation as a family of 3! It’s still funny to say that … anyway, ¬†we spent a few days in Atlanta taking in some sights, doing all the touristy things and eating as much southern food as possible.
20170208_180932I’ll first say, ¬†don’t be fooled by all the smiling photos. ¬†Traveling with a 7 month old is no easy feat. ¬†They are not interested in museums, ¬†breweries or nice restaurants. ¬†They’re cranky of they don’t nap and go to bed early (or in our case remind you they want to go to bed early when you keep them out too late). ¬†That being said, it was a great first family vacation.

Some of the highlights-
Checking out the Olympic Park. FW liked the fountains especially. 20170206_163328

Going for long walks and taking photos along the way.20170208_105739

While I didn’t run daily like I do at home, I did get in 2 runs, including one outside one day. It was 60 degrees and humid- so different from Cleveland in February!20170208_110729

Getting in some local beer tasting.20170208_171634

Going to the World of Coca-Cola. 20170208_130122 20170208_140740

The last room features a taste of 100+ flavors of Coke products from around the world! 20170208_142522

Visiting the Martin Luther King Jr home and memorial. 20170207_114116

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Seeing what the hype was about at The Varsity. We ate our weight in hot dogs, peach pie, chicken sandwiches and onion rings. 20170209_131738

A little hotel gym run.20170209_085057

The Civil Rights museum. Also checking out the human rights exhibition.20170209_123331

I love going to local markets wherever we go. Atlanta’s Municipal Market was a small market but I got some tasty tea, pralines and popcorn!20170209_164028

Though we weren’t out after dark too much (see previous statement about baby who likes to be in bed by 7), we did get in a few nighttime walks.img_20170208_185659_051

All in all it was a great trip. It had a little of everything I like in a vacation – some relaxing, good food, walking around, warm weather and of course some runs!

I’m linking up with Erin, Katie and the weekly wraps.

WIAW: A Blurry Brinner

Greetings from Atlanta! I‚Äôm on a little trip right now, but still wanted to share my WIAW eats (especially since I missed last week ‚Ķ last week was a doozy but I survived!). This week‚Äôs eats are from last Thursday.

The day started with some egg white oats and mixed nuts and fruit. I have been loving my egg white oatmeal and finding it a really good breakfast for bf-ing ‚Äď I add in Brewers Yeast and flaxseed to give it some extra oomph.

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I had some more nuts for a snack (unpictured) while I was waiting for my lunch.

For lunch, I had a bunch of leftovers but made it into a salad. It was SO good- it included some pork loin and frozen veggies, sweet potato and spinach. A very fulfilling lunch.

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Snacks included some apple and celery …

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And some dried fruit. Probably more than I wanted to have but I had some dates and cherries. I was bummed to realize as soon as I put some in my mouth that the cherries were sweetened! Ugh. They’re good still (obviously) but I’ll have to get back to the market to get my unsweetened dried cherries.

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And for dinner? B made us brinner! Yes, it’s a blurry pic but it’s egg whites, avocado, spinach, Cleveland coleslaw (gnar gnar!) and tomato.

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And some Halo Top because that’s how I’ve been ending my days lately. YUM. Black cherry is a pretty good flavor!

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And that was it! Some questions for you for this WIAW:

  • Have you ever been to Atlanta? Any tips of what to do?
  • How do you like your eggs?