Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Oh Well, We're on Vacation!

Vacation week has begun!

Yesterday, I woke up at the ungodly hour of 3:30am to shower and make sure I didn't forget anything (which is an all too likely occurrence when I go on trips). Then we drove an hour and a half to the Twin Cities. But first, we stopped at Kwik Trip, which is where my crappy eating day began. What else would you expect with 12 hours of traveling?

Here's what my meals looked like yesterday:

Breakfast: sausage, egg and cheese biscuit from Kwik Trip
Snack: 16 oz. vanilla white chocolate mocha from Caribou (BOGO for Valentine's Day!)
Lunch: orange chicken, fried rice, and an egg roll from Panda Express (if it helps at all, the egg roll was on the "Wok Smart" menu... whatever that means)

My healthy airport lunch.

Ben broke his plastic fork. He doesn't know his own strength.

Snack: lots and lots of Valentine's peanut butter M&Ms
Dinner: two beers and a BBQ bacon cheddar burger at Yard House

I think the only thing healthy I had yesterday was some OJ on the plane.

Oh well, we're on vacation :)

The Yard House was a pretty cool sports bar. They had hundreds of beers on tap, so I decided to try some out of the ordinary beers. I had their House Honey Blonde ale and the Rogue Dead Guy ale. They were both delicious! Ben ordered his burger medium, and it was rare all the way through. Of course he didn't say anything until after he ate half of it. So I did what any good wife would do and let him have part of mine. It was Valentine's day, after all.

This morning started off great. We had coffee and a much healthier breakfast than yesterday, then Ben and I headed out for a run together. It was 50 degrees and overcast, which is perfect for me. We only took one wrong turn, which I considered a success. Ben hasn't run since November, but he kept up with me just fine (jerk). We ended up doing 3.2 miles in 27:57 (8:45 average pace). I also got to use my Garmin for the first time, and I'm already in love with it! I hope it warms up in Minnesota soon, because I'm not going to want to go back to treadmill running after this week!

One thing I wasn't prepared to look out for on runs here is the peacocks. There are tons of them around here and they're protected under some bird law (basically they are to Arcadia what crows are to Rochester). Did you know that they are collectively called "peafowl?" The males are called peacocks, and the females are called hens. The males are the ones with the crazy feathers. Thankfully we only saw one male on our run, but it came out of nowhere and we both jumped. I'll put up some pictures as soon as it's nice enough to go for a walk (it's raining out now).

We were going to go to Jay Leno today, which is exciting but it wasn't a very good guest or band (Bill Maher and The Punch Brothers, who I've never heard of). We've been trying to get tickets for Friday because the guests are Christina Aguilera and Dave Salmoni (from one of our favorite big cat documentaries, Into the Pride) and the band is The Fray. I got an email back with tickets for Thursday, and Jenni hadn't heard back yet, so we figured we had no chance. Well, we were just talking about our plans for Jay Leno today, and Jenni got an email saying she got tickets for Friday! Needless to say, we are pumped! :)

Have you ever been to California?

Have you ever been to the Yard House?

Did you run today?

1 comment:

  1. 1. Los Angeles, San Fran, and San Luis Obispo.
    2. No
    3. No, but went to Pi-Yo

    I hope you and Ben are having a great vacation!