Hi guys! Happy Sunday! I hope you had a great weekend. Mine started off with a lovely evening in downtown Winston Salem. It was a perfect fall night with tons of people out for the opera. The leaves were blowing off the trees, the streets were busy and it just was one of those nights that I thought, “man, I love where I live.”
A friend and I went to Hutch & Harris and sat outside to enjoy the fall ambience.
Their menu was brand new and some of my favorites were no longer on the menu. They didn’t have nearly as many options and nothing was gluten-free or dairy-free friendly. I requested some tweaks to my dish and while the food was fine, it was just really disappointing. Baked salmon on white rice, basically. I know it’s hard to judge a dish when I have to make tweaks but I feel like a good chef can still turn out something great even if they have to adjust on the fly (the chefs at The Spring House are great at this from what I’ve seen!) My friend’s dish was also disappointing. Bummer Hutch & Harris. Bring back the old goodies!
Luckily, Camino Bakery never disappoints so we headed there for dessert. Goat cheese cheesecake!
Yesterday I met up with Emily ([rom Emily Eats Clean...but she no longer blogs ]and her husband in Boone, NC but more on those weekend happenings later if I want to get The Weekender posted while it’s still the weekend. Enjoy!
I loved the two mantras Janetha shared.
If you are a Clarisonic user, here’s a sweet deal on a replacement brush! It ends 10/28 so shop fast. (Thanks Crystal for the heads up on this!)
Are you living an empowered life?
I don’t follow a paleo diet but I’m really intrigued by it. I enjoyed this article about the “paleo diet” vs “paleo template.”
Training for a marathon? Read these tips.
How does your spending compare to the average American woman?
I’m obsessed with the latest dress that Five Bamboo sent me, the Sophia! It fits perfectly and it’s just a little sassy but still work appropriate. I also plan to wear it to multiple holiday parties! (psssst! Stay tuned for some reader goodies from Five Bamboo soon!)
The Week in Fitness
S – long walk with Maizey, Courtney, Brent, and Brent’s parents
M – 30 min. strength training
T – power flow
W – 4.5 mile run
Th – sleep in
F – easy 30 min. elliptical
S – 10.5 mile run! I can’t believe I’m back to this distance!
Have a great week!
There are two posts you guys have asked for for a long time so I’ll let you vote on which comes first: how I budget or how I increased my running speed.
PS – congrats to anyone who ran the Marine Corps 10K or Marathon this past weekend!!