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Phew!

I feel like I’ve been on the move all day! It feels good to finally be at home. ūüôā

Lunch

After a nice, long shower following this morning’s 10k race, my tummy started rumblin’ again.

I boiled some water to make pasta while roasting asparagus in the oven and steaming broccoli in the microwave. I had all the appliances in use!

I knew I needed a lunch with staying power since we were going to be bowling from 1 to 4 p.m. Pasta with veggies seemed like a great option.

Lunch

Noodles + Broccoli + Sauce + Cheese

Yum

Afternoon Bowling

After inhaling lunch, Ryan and I headed to Boardwalk Bowl for an afternoon of bowling to raise money for Junior Achievement with his coworkers.

Couple o' Bowlers

Our team was a fun one! Ryan and his buddy Rob were quite the bowlers and were neck-in-neck throughout the first game.

Ryan got three strikes in a row (a turkey!) and just barely nudged him out for the win. It was a lot of fun to watch!

Ryan, Me, Katie & Rob

 

Top Notch Bowlers

Bowl Baby Bowl

Ryan and His Winning Score

Our friend¬†Katie was also a big winner… She won the top pirze for the worst score in the first round (a 43 in case you were wondering). As a former winner of this prize, I was especially proud of her.

Katie the Big Winner & Me

A little after 4 p.m., greasy bowling alley food was brought out for us to snack on.

Bowling Alley Food

I was pretty hungry but knew Ryan and I had plans to head out for a date night right after bowling, so I limited my snacking to a couple of pigs in a blanket and a chicken finger.

Date Night

We left about 30 minutes later and headed right to Paco’s, a small Mexican restaurant we’ve heard great things about.

Da Suuun!

Whenever we’ve driven by Paco’s, the parking lot is packed and now we know why!

Paco's

What to get... What to get...

Within five minutes of our waiter bringing chips and homemade salsa to our table, they were gooone!

Chips and Salsa

Our food was delivered to our table very quickly, which was wonderful because I was hungry!

Enchiladas

Chicken Tacos

I downed the chicken tacos like it was my job and had several bites of Ryan’s enchiladas. Tasty!

Dessert

After dinner, we headed home to our energetic puppy.

Since it wasn’t quite dark outside yet, we took her on a 40 minute walk around the lake by our apartment to let our dinner digest a bit before heading out for dessert.

Dessert = McDonald’s shamrock shakes!!!

Shamrock Shake

I love milkhakes and McDonald’s makes a mean shake!

My McDonald’s shake flavor rankings are as follows:

  1. Strawberry shake
  2. Shamrock shake
  3. Chocolate
  4. Pumpkin shake
  5. Eggnog shake

I drank a big diet coke while we were bowling today and I think it triggered my sweet tooth so the shamrock shake hit the spot! 

I’ve read a lot of articles about diet soda and I don’t drink it often.¬†I definitely think it makes me want sugary foods… Something about the sweetness of the soda sets me off!

Do you drink diet soda?

10k Outta the Way

Today’s 10k went by in a flash! I loved the atmosphere, the excitement, enjoying new running scenery, the spectators cheering along the way… It was all¬†so fun!

By 8:30 a.m., I was done running 6.2 miles… I love having a 10k outta the way so early in the day.

Me 'n' My Race Number

Super Sweaty Post-Race

I typically lounge around and go to the gym later on Saturdays, so it’s nice to have my workout checked off the to do list so early!

The bummer of the morning: I forgot the SD card to my camera… so no action race photos were taken. ūüė¶¬†Fortunately I did have some fantastic fans at the race to cheer me on.

My Fans

I finished the race in 54:37 (8:47 pace).¬†This race was one of the most crowded races I’ve ever run. I¬†think I started a bit too far back because I couldn’t really run until¬†after I passed the first mile mark. My first mile was about a 10 minute mile because I couldn’t get around people to get into my groove.¬†

Almost the entire course was¬†on¬†brick¬†roads which made me¬†nervous that¬†I would¬†twist my¬†ankle.¬†Luckily I emerged from the race¬†without taking any spills! ūüôā

The weather outside was perfect and the course was beautiful. We ran through different Winter Park neighborhoods and passed ginormous houses which were gorgeous. 

Breakfast

By the time Ryan, Sadie and I arrived home, I was ready for a big breakfast.

While I toasted waffles and cooked eggs on the griddle, I polished off a small bowl of perfectly ripened strawberries. Yay for in-season, on-sale berries!

Bowl o' Berries

I was in the mood for waffles and eggs, so I figured why not combine the two?

Egg + Waffle

Breakfast

I love the dippy yolks and the using the waffles to soak up the goodness was delicious.

Yummy Yolk

 Do you like sweet or savory breakfasts?

I almost always prefer sweet breakfasts (yogurt, berries, fruit, oatmeal), but when I want eggs, the craving is super intense! Eating a hot breakfast of eggs, toast, and hash browns can’t be beat (unless you throw a Belgian waffle with chocolate chips and whipped cream in there, too!).

Today’s Plans

Today we’re lounging around the apartment until it’s time to head out to a bowl-a-thon we’re participating in through Ryan’s work from 1 – 4 p.m. I’m not a good bowler (in fact I’ve even¬†received a prize for being the worst bowler before), but it should be fun!

After bowling fun, we’ll probably take Sadie to the dog park or on a walk before heading out for a dinner date! We’ve been meaning to try this hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant in Winter Park¬† that we’ve heard wonderful things about and it looks like tonight is the night.

Catch ya laterrr!