Since it was really resembling springtime here today, a run outside was definitely a priority. I soaked up the sun big time on a 2-mile loop nearby. Each loop has one hill about a half mile long that kicks my butt every time. Even though I wanted to run longer and stay outside in theory, my legs were not feeling it so I cut the run short at 5.5 miles. Managed at just under 52 minutes (9:22 pace).
After a little foam rolling, lunch was served. I made a salad with a whole baked sweet potato and a balsamic vinaigrette with grapes on the side. Since I can't get enough peanut butter, I added a half slice of bread with some on top. I don't know why I never thought to put sweet potato on salad before. Yum.
Tonight we had a date night on the schedule, but the details weren't set. I have only just moved to this area, and my husband has never lived in America at all before. So we never really know what the restaurants are like, even the chains. We decided to try a buffet style place nearby and even though the food quality wasn't amazing, it was still pretty good. Basically, I don't really care what the
real food non-dessert courses are. I just eat with one eye on the dessert table. I started well with a nice salad and most of a bread roll:
The next plate was random, but I got one rib, a huge piece of baked chicken, half a sweet potato, and some steamed cabbage. I ended up only eating half the chicken and the part of the rib that was covered in sauce. This plate was basically just the one I felt like I had to eat until I was reasonably allowed to get to the good stuff. I was actually in such a rush to eat my first dessert I forgot to take a picture. It was a soft serve ice-cream cone with sprinkles. I decided I wasn't really all that excited about the cone, so the next dessert showcases a new way to eat soft serve:
Yes, thank you, I am a genius. It is about a gazillion times more fun to eat ice cream on a cookie. Especially when it's topped with sprinkles, peanuts, and oreos. After the meal we rolled ourselves over to the movie theater to watch The Source Code. I wish I could say I liked it...but I'm still undecided. It was a little bizarre for my tastes. Anyway, all in all a lovely night and a fun Saturday.
Tell me about your Saturdays! Any good workouts?
What is your buffet M.O.? Please let there be someone out there with no self control!