Well I meant to get this up earlier but things like work and whatnot kind of got in the way! We had a GREAT weekend which of course went by way too fast!
Friday night we went to this really cool restaurant Sushinami – we had been once before and they had some great vegetable options. Tony and I both love the salad with ginger dressing and this place actually has a large size – um – yes please!
We also got these sweet potato things that are fried and have some powdered sugar sprinkled on them and are served with a side of Tobasco. I know it might not SOUND good but it does TASTE good!
Lastly we ordered some veggie rolls. They actually didn’t have much listed on the menu in the way of veggie rolls but we just asked what kinds of vegetables were available and they put them together for us. On a side note, when we went to this Mexican place on Sunday they also told us they had 4-5 vegetarian options that were not on the menu which we could “veganize” by leaving off cheese, sour cream, etc . You really CAN make it work when dining out by just asking a few questions. Oh, and the list of side dishes frequently can be a good place to look for plant based options.
OK back to the rolls – they were fabulous!
All that eating and no workout on Friday – our current training plan has Fridays listed as rest days – and I take them!
Saturday Tony and I headed to the gym with Lexy. After a quick weight workout we all hit the pool for some laps. This was my first time in the water since Puerto Rico and it felt GOOD! I always forget how much I enjoy swimming until I am back in the water. It really is a good complement to running to since it is gentle on the body. The best part was that Lexy got in the water too! She has officially started the swim portion of her triathlon training! YAY! Mother/Daughter bonding moment :)
For Sunday we were suppose to do a 10K race but there were no local 10Ks that I saw on the Georgia Running Calendar for Sunday and not even many to choose from on Saturday so we decided to run a fast 6 miles on our own. My first 3 miles felt SO good and were SO fast (meaning fast for me) – it was awesome! But then we had to turn around and run back. Um, yeah, I had gone out WAY too fast. Regardless, it got done and my pace was 8:42 which is incredibly good for me at that distance.
Oh, and because I burned 603 calories according to the above picture we had to replenish. We decided fajitas and a margarita would do the trick and stopped by this adorable restaurant we had seen a few times – PURE. It did not disappoint – we will be back for sure!
We went to the Aplharetta location – how cute is this place?
And how good does this look?
Lastly………..today I applied to be a “Sweat Pink” ambassador over at Fit Approach which is a “healthy community” site with a blog ,inspiration, transformation stories and lots of other great stuff. One of the things I like best is that they have a program for college students. It’s a great way for young adults to get involved and on track to a healthy lifestyle as opposed to becoming a victim of the “freshman 15″. This is especially close to my heart because Lexy will be heading off to college next fall and I think a program like Sweat Pink University would be great for her. Stay tuned for more information on this!