Ryan and I had the laziest afternoon possible.
I changed from my cute purple dress into jeans and one of his HUGE sweatshirts, and we just laid around on the couch and watched golf and read blogs (well I did at least). Around 3:15, I was feeling snacky again (surprise, surprise) so I decided to make a fruit smoothie to refresh me!
I was SO excited to try out the Chia Seeds that Abbie brought me yesterday. Read more about the amazing health benefits of these little critters here. So, I used 1 tbsp of them in this smoothie. Other ingredients included a handful of frozen blueberries, handful of frozen strawberries, 1/2 banana and 1 cup cold water. However, I didn’t really let the smoothie “set” to have the Chia Seeds gelatinize like I was supposed to so I really couldn’t tell a difference with them there. Oh well. My next experiment is to make chia pudding, which I have seen floating around the blogworld, and which looks out of this world! Maybe some time this week….
We ran some errands later….I finally got a refill on my FAVORITE facial sunscreen that I wear daily, rain or shine—
And we ran to Greenwise to grab R some groceries. I snacked on 2 egg whites around 5:30 because I was getting a “lack of protein headache” and needed a fix. I know I hadn’t consumed enough protein during the day and I could totally feel it. I am out of Designer Whey though (which I have relied on HEAVILY—probably too much so) and I ordered some new protein powder online (it will be a SURPRISE!) and it should be here in a few days. I’m so excited to test out this new protein and think I will feel a lot better about relying on it so much when it isn’t whey-derived. Not that whey is bad…but I would like to reduce my dairy intake to see if my skin clears up!
I also did some yoga, which I love to do on my long run days because it works out all my tightness! I did about 15 minutes of a Core Yoga Download and then decided that this was way too strenuous and NOT what my body was craving at the time so I stopped the mp3 and just practiced a little on my own…..some nice pigeon poses, shoulder stand, plow, headstand and child’s pose. Mmmmm
And then Ryan and I headed over to Bonefish and met Abbie for dinner!!
How lucky was I to meet this awesome girl twice in a weekend?! Abbie is awesome and we are so sad that we all don’t live in the same city (or really, the same part of the country!) because we know we would be great friends and her hubby and R would be perfect together :). However she has extended the invite to R and I to come stay with them in Utah and snowboard so I told her we just might show up on their doorstep some time soon……not kidding.
Dinner was too much fun! I ordered a glass of my favorite wine to start (Mirassou Pinot Noir) and we got our favorite “Saucy Shrimp” as an appetizer for us all to split—
I dipped the most amazing bread in the world in the lusciously rich sauce
And then my house salad came out not soon after. I ordered just the standard salad with the dressing on the side
And for my entree, I ordered the appetizer of spicy tuna sashimi. They offer both a full and a half sized portion and this is the half. Last time I ordered the full and it was WAY too much food, even for me!
Major yum there. Ryan ordered the infamous “bang bang shrimp” and I definitely had about five little shrimpies as well…so bad yet so good. 😉
Needless to say, I was stuffed after dinner. But it was so good and so worth the splurge. We all talked non-stop about races, Utah, blogging, FOOD…..everything! It was so much fun 🙂 Thank you, Abbie!
I’m hitting the sack! Up early and spending the day with the fam for Easter….I am making a special dessert that I cannot wait to try out! 😉
See you tomorrow!
AmeliaApril 11, 2009 at 8:40 pm
Wow all the food looks incredible! Can’t decide which looks more amazing – your spicy tuna dish or the shrimp! 🙂
AlisonApril 11, 2009 at 9:43 pm
Love the Sea Dog glass! The shrimp looked really good. Have you ever had mussels in a garlic broth. It looks similar to that – very bad for you, but very good.
SharonApril 11, 2009 at 10:01 pm
Love love love chia seeds, and love your delicious eats!
Run SarahApril 11, 2009 at 10:02 pm
I’m excited to see your special dessert! I love your fashion sense…all your outfits are super cute.
MarissaApril 11, 2009 at 10:06 pm
I am excited for the special dessert!!!
Laura (On the Threshold of Greatness)April 11, 2009 at 11:41 pm
I love chia seeds!
I’ve heard cutting dairy out can really help with skin problems. I hope you’re able to find what works for you!
Have a fabulous Easter!
Sarah (lovINmytummy)April 11, 2009 at 11:53 pm
I knew that wasn’t Blueberry Wheat Ale in that glass…;)
Katrina (gluten free gidget)April 12, 2009 at 4:54 am
Salt Lake City, Utah has an A-MAZING zoo! So much fun!
The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you sill see him.’ Now I have told you.” -Matthew 28:5-7
allieApril 12, 2009 at 5:18 am
Do you like the Ole Henricksen line? I am going through a major face breakout now and am looking for a face wash and moisturizer that will work. I have normal to dry sensitive skin. Do u or any other blog readers have any suggestions? I would prefer natural/organic products if possible. And, something that won’t break the bank too.
jennaApril 12, 2009 at 5:47 am
Personally I LOVE the Ole Henrickson line. In college the girl who waxed my eyebrows turned me onto this line and I think it is just great. I have used the sunscreen every day for almost three years now, use the moisturizer in the winter or when I travel, use the firm action face mask (my fave product but super expensive so I don’t buy it all the time) occasionally. I am in the process of switching back to one of his cleansers instead of the harsh, chemical cleanser my derm had me on for the past few years. The line is a bit pricey, but all natural and I feel like it is definitely worth the money!
Beadie @ What I Ate YesterdayApril 12, 2009 at 5:18 am
Your blog is the first place I have seen the chia seeds, I need to look into them.
I love Bonefish, but I think I expressed that yesterday 🙂
Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)April 12, 2009 at 6:21 am
What a fun Saturday! I love Abbie! She just sent me some chia seeds and I can’t wait to try them in some recipes. If Chris and I ever sell our house and move to Colorado, maybe we can all meet up in Utah for some snowboarding and yoga. 🙂
Have a wonderful Easter my friend…oh, and I think you’ll be amazed at the changes if you cut back on dairy. I know I have been.
NicoleApril 12, 2009 at 6:25 am
What a lovely night out! It looks like so much fun 🙂
Mara @ What's For Dinner?April 12, 2009 at 6:46 am
I’ve been eating chia seeds in my oats/oat bran for about a month or so, and its really amazing what those little suckers do! They expand and get gooey and make my oats satisfying for a REALLY long time! I haven’t yet tried a pudding, but I’m going to! Glad you had fun w/Abbie!
MegApril 12, 2009 at 8:00 am
That pic of you and Abbie is so cute!!!
That spicy tuna sashimi looks amazing!!!!! I really want sushi now!
LaurenApril 12, 2009 at 9:00 am
The tuna sashimi looks awesome!
Kristin @ Iowa Girl EatsApril 12, 2009 at 4:14 pm
I LOVE Bonefish’s Spicy Tuna Sashimi – you’re right though, their portions are HUUUUUge!