Well this weekend ended up being quite relaxing despite having sinus issues. Saturday I was feeling the worst and told hubby we had to get out of the house!!! I quickly looked online for a new place to hit up dinner. Well if you know anything about the IE(inland empire) you know we are overpopulated with CHAIN restaurants. I wanted something small and quaint, or lively and enchanting. We had to get of this city.
We drove out to downtown Claremont, about an hour away and a true college town. We canâ€™t believe we have never been there before! There was so many neat little boutiques and a variety of ethnic foods! We saw a health food store, and you just know I HAD to go in!
I finally found some Wheat BERRIES!!! I have been looking everywhere:) They were only $2. I am so excited to try them in my oatmeal and salads this week.
We walked the whole downtown, and then chose to eat at La Parolaccia, which means the â€œBad Languageâ€. It was anything but bad.
We started with some warm sourdough bread slices with a tasty sundried tomato spread. Why donâ€™t all Italian restaurants have this?! I also enjoyed a glass of Syrah. Heck itâ€™s Italian how could I resist!
My Dish: Risotto isola dâ€™’Elba Italian Arborio rice with grilled chicken, scallops, asparagus, cherry tomato,little garlic, white wine and fresh parsley. I asked for goat cheese instead of parmesan. oooo too die for!!!! I love Risotto, I canâ€™t believe I have never ordered it before. I could have eaten the whole thing, but I saw a local FroYo place near by so I saved some room 🙂
Look at Hubbyâ€™s HUGE Calzone!!
Just like I thought we stopped to get some FroYo before heading out. The place was called 21 Flavors! It was like a Cold Stone, but with frozen yogurt.
Yes there were that many choices to be added in! It was sooo hard to choose!
I went with the Snicker doodle yogurt, and added some Heath bar peices in. Truly Sinful! At least it was a small.
SUNDAY NO LONG RUN!!!!
Went to bed at 9:30pm and woke up at 8am!!! YES! I was feeling a little better, still had the sore throat and all. Was determined to still go on my long run after Church. Well it started raining so I decided to try and do my long run at the gym. WHAT WAS I THINKING!!!
First off check out my Sunday Waffles! Peaches, Blueberries, and Bananas. I topped it off with a dollop of Tjâ€™s Greek Yogurt and some Agave Nectar!!! HEAVEN!
Ok back to the gym. I started off ok, trying to stay optimistic, but not even 15 minutes into my run I started to feel all the congestion and crap come up and knew this was a bad idea. I ended up only running 4 miles and then calling it quits. I was so mad, but knew that I shouldnâ€™t have even tried to RUN! This is the second long run I have missed in a ROW! I still have almost 2 months until the marathon I hope this is OK?!
Edited to add: After my lousy run I sat in the sauna for 20 minutes! It felt amazing didnâ€™t even know my gym had one of these!
I had torn out a recipe from my Cooking Light Magazine last week and have been dying to make it.
A mixture of sated tofu,lots of veggies, pad Thai noodles, and romaine lettuce. The perfect way to finish the weekend.
I then decided to make hubbys co-workers some of Angelaâ€™s Healthy Baked Banana Donuts for him to take to work tomorrow. I have been dying to try this recipe. I am not a baker but these seemed easy enough.
WOW that was a long post, I am currently drinking my chamomile tea and planning out my week. I love Mondays, itâ€™s a FRESH new start! I need that:) What are you looking forward to this week???? Night Night.