Tonight was one of those perfect summer nights! Kevin got off of work and I met him at the gym. My plan was to do a 2 plus mile run, that was my plan. As I approached mile one my stomach cramped up and I just felt like I could not do it. I walked two laps and dug deep to push myself to the two mile marker. Today was just not my day for running. I think my schedule was just off and I was working out at a different time. Who really knows, all I know is that it was just not happening for me! I really need to push past this two mile plateau in order to be ready for the 5K in October. Speaking about the 5K thanks to all who have donated thus far! I am up to $50 in donations. Please consider donating to my Race for the Cure 5K run! Each dollar raised goes to help fund research and in essence it impacts each and every one of us. To see my page and to donate visit:
After we went to the gym we came home to get ready. Matt and Elyse came over and we ventured down to meet Jeremy in my favorite part of town…Dundee! We ate at Amsterdam falafel and kabob. It is one of those places that have been on my list to try for a while. Let me sum it up by saying…ground up chickpeas never tasted so good! Take a look at this baby
It tasted very fresh and light. I ate the inside of the pocket leaving the bread. It had some carrots, cabbage, tomato, cucumber, hot sauce, chickpeas, and two falafels sandwiched in there. That is what I call a meal on the town! On the side Kevin and I split some of these…
They are just regular fries, but with curry powder dusted on top they become magic! For the most part Kevin ate these and I just had a few here and there.
I was pretty full afterward, but we were so close to my favorite ice cream shop, e-creamery, that we had to go in! I got a small of bubble gum coconut and pistachio cheesecake. I pretty much love pistachio anything, but this combo was a sure winner! As for the bubble gum coconut I was in love at the word coconut! It reminded me of the ice cream that Katie and I used to eat that had the little gum bits in it. It was a bit of nostalgia in each spoon-full.
That was just a small! I only ate about 75% and then had to sadly throw the rest away as I was too full. Look at what 300% humidity does to my hair. Not so good!
After all the food fun we went downtown to Film Streams to see Food Inc. I have a lot of mixed emotions on the topic. I am not a vegetarian, but I can understand why the idea appeals to so many. Seeing an animal treated with cruelty to only end up on the dinner plate is big swing in favor of the veggies. It kind of makes me want to only eat food that I have grown in my own garden, etc. But, seeing that I have no garden I have to make the best decisions that I can for us. It really makes you think about the dollar menu at many fast food restaurants. Just how do they produce the sandwich for only one dollar. The answer is that I don’t want to know the answer and I don’t want to eat the sandwich. All in all it was a great movie, one that surely gets you thinking about where our food comes and how we got to this point.
It was a great night! I wish all summer nights could be like this: good food, good people, good entertainment, and great time!
Have a great night!