It’s been a full and fabulous day! A race, some shopping, good eats, going out with friends; yup, it was pretty perfect!
Our morning started bright and healthy with the Jack O’ Lantern 5k.
The course looped 3.1 miles around Goat Island (Niagara Falls) and was beautiful.
I split a Cliff Crunchy granola bar with the husband on the drive up.
Today’s race had everything going against it – I had to run alone (Katie had to back out at the last minute and the husband wanted to actually run), the lack of bathrooms meant my full bladder bothered me the entire course, I was slow as all get out, and it was frigid out.
But you know what? Even a terrible run is still a great one!
I don’t know my exact time but, it was something less than 31:20, I’ll take it! I was terrified of coming in last (ask me to tell you that story sometime!) but I ended up only coming in behind 75% of the racers.
We hit up the food tent afterwards – Adam housed at least two sandwiches – and I ended up eating part of an ice pop.
I didn’t really it get it together to eat a real meal after that and my hunger ended up hitting hard later in the day. The husband requested a pumpkin chocolate milkshake (he’s a genius!) and I did take a few sips of that before we headed to the grocery.
Adam had to go into the lab in the afternoon so I went with him and did some school-work. I packed a snack for while I studied.
Apple slices and baby carrots dipped in a serving of sun butter.
Unfortunately this was around the time my hunger hit and I ended up not getting much work done.
Afterwards we headed to the mall to pick up a few things. We must have done at least 4 full loops of the mall and by the time we stopped at Cheesecake Factory I was ready for diner!
Bread, x2 with butter. (Sorry for the blurry pictures, I don’t know why CF is always so darn dim!)
I ordered off of the appetizer menu for dinner and my salad was still huge!
The Fresh Vegetable Salad – Asparagus, Green Beans, Tomato, Cucumber, Roasted Beets, Apple, Edamame, Radicchio, Romaine and White Cheddar All Chopped with Pomegranate Vinaigrette. I subbed in spicy peanut vinaigrette for my dressing, which somehow also got me edamame; score!
This is sooooooooo good. <– That’s what I said to Adam at least 10 times during dinner 🙂 Huge as it was, I still managed to finish 2/3 of it. I have a nice takeout container for lunch tomorrow as well.
I stole a few of Adam’s french fries too.
After we got home a couple of friends came over and we hung out for a bit before heading out to some nearby bars to check out people’s costumes. We had a lot of fun, but I didn’t bring my camera so you’ll have to take my word for it – I’ll show you my “costume” tomorrow!
While we were out, Adam and I split a Woodchuck Cider. And once home I ate part of a vegan pumpkin pecan blondie.
What a day, what a day.