Be forewarned: A super long post for a super long weekend.
As I posted, Saturday morning began with apple spice protein pancakes and a nice long hot run. I know I said I had a special dip to contribute to Saturday’s dinner but that recipe quickly went down the tubes once I realized I couldn’t ripen avocados in an hour, oops.
Fast forward to Saturday’s dinner.
Bud light with lime, chips n’ guac, Vietnamese noodle bowl, and homemade flan. Crazy combos, right? I love multiethnic food gatherings.
Some dinner guests had a homemade chicken coup in their backyard so we took a quick trip to take a peek.
These guys had most fitting names! The orange one is Pumpkin and the fancy coiffed one is Oprah! I loves how the eggs were all different colors and sizes.
Sunday started with an iced soy misto and a slice of toast with nutella.
Pops and I headed to MOM’s Organic market to finally use one of the 8 internet deals that I’ve been hoarding.
Apples, kale, almond milk, goat yogurt, greek style coconut milk yogurt (!), blueberry muffin Larabars, and vanilla stevia drops.
And a special bone for Wally. (Can you tell he wants privacy with his new boo?)
Then we stopped at Trader Joe’s for more affordable foods and samples.
Coffee and lemonade samples and dark chocolate covered almonds for the road (my dad said they look like huge rabbit turds, he keeps it real.)
Lunch was chicken fajitas.
Whipped up quick and colorful.
A little later we cruised for an afternoon snack:
Peanut butter and greek honey froyo with crumbled oreos, strawberries, and bursting strawberry
balls uhh candies on top.
The rest of the evening was spent on a quick run and hanging out with my sister where we wound up stranded in a Panera during a huge thunderstorm.
It’s always best to be stranded with good company and a tomato mozzarella panini.
Memorial day Monday started with a scary 5+ mile run. It was a muggy morning with a few traffic signals malfunctioning because of Sunday night’s storms. When I had just crossed my second to last intersection I heard a loud crash and felt like something was flying my way. I instinctively started sprinting and when I looked back I saw an entire bumper on the sidewalk where I had just sprinted.
I immediately realized that a truck had hit a small sedan and tossed its bumper in my direction. I definitely had a small wheezy panic attack followed by a “thank my luck stars” moment when I realized that my legs had narrowly missed flying metal. It really felt like an action scene from a Jackie Chan movie where he is running faster than an explosion or something. You get the picture.
I stuck around a bit to check on the passengers but I soon felt the need to run home and hide from the unknown perils of the
world road. (dramatic much)
That didn’t last long because we were going to grandma’s house. First I stopped at starbizzies to relax and get my caffeine fix. Where I broke into my vegan cookie from Wednesday night.
Awesomely good cookie. Surprisingly thick and chewy for a vegan baked good.
Then we were off for an Arabic Memorial day feast at grandma’s.
Manooshi (Olive oil and spices on a pocketless pita with yogurt on the side)
Bazella with rice (Stewed ground beef and peas topped with more yogurt)
Then lots of baby cousin time ensued with lots more unpictured food. Sorry, my hands were full as you can clearly see.
Started off the day right with a quick run, iced soy misto, and a protein box.
Lunch was an unpictured Chipotle Chicken Salad. (I guess once you’ve seen one you’ve seen them all.)
Dinner was my sister’s choice because it was her 21st (!) birthday, woot woot! So I ended up eating Mexican a second time.
Guapos Pollo Criollo (Roasted chicken with lots of veggies and a side of rice and beans that I could barely touch. Leftovers will be had for lunch tomorrow.
Since it was a birthday the grand finale was this Wholefoods strawberry crème cake.
Tomorrow, back to work, yoga, and regular eats.
PS. I am trying this challenge where each day in between Memorial Day and Independence Day I run at least a mile. So far so good, but it might not work out if we have too many thunderstorms this June. I don’t want to take any more risks outside than necessary