So, Wednesday morning speedwork. Oy! I wore my new Brooks Adrenalines because they make me feel faster.
I’m not sure they quite worked 🙂 I started out with a ~1.5 mile warmup and set out to do 6×400 m repeates with 400m cooldown in between. Conveniently, the 102 transverse in Central Park is about 400 meters. Sweet. After the first 2 sets, my legs were totally cooked. My lord these repeats were hard! I pushed through two more and decided to finish with a slow ~3 around the bridle path. I ended with about 7 miles for the morning, covered in sweat. Lots of improvement needed, I tell you.
Breakfast was cereal with blueberries and organic skim milk, per usual
Coffee followed, and the day began and proceeded to fly by.
I mixed it up for lunch and enjoyed a salad with arugula, bell peppers, carrots, radishes, asparagus, goat cheese, grilled chicken and some pineapple chunks I threw in at the last minute.
The pineapple turned out to be a brilliant idea – it added a nice flavor and freshness to the salad. Try it!
Much to my coworkers excitement, I brought some of my banana bread to share. They enjoyed the bread while we brainstormed ways to increase traffic to my blog had a very productive meeting. Sadly, they were all camera shy!
I did promise a restaurant review! Since it was 34985673948 degrees in New York last night, my appetite was a little shot, and my future restaurant reviews will no doubt include more actual food 🙂
The restaurant in question was a great Turkish/Mediterranean place right in my ‘hood called Beyoglu. I tend not to dine out much on the Upper East Side – the options are “meh” and I like most other neighborhood options better (except Midtown – I don’t go there unless forced). This place was a nice surprise – colorful decor, decent service, and it was super busy (usually a good sign!).
The crabcake special sounded like a good choice for an appetizer. They were tiny and almost bitsize, but very tasty (sorry, no photo!). My dinner companion, who hails from Baltimore (read: crab expert) assured me they were up to par. For some strange reason, I decided to get some hummus for my entree.
It was delicious, with just the right amount of garlic and seasoning, and not too oily. The hummus was seved with a focaccia-like bread, which was very fresh. Yum! I would definitely say this hummus rivaled that of Hummus Kitchen, my current fav. Verdict: go to Beyoglu (and try the grilled octupus for me!). Thanks, Damien 🙂
Guess what? It’s almost Friday! Good days to all!
Question: How often do you dine out each week? (I think the average for Americans is something like 3-4 times!)