- 1/3 Oatmeal
- 1/3 c Soy Milk
- 1/3 c Water
- 1 Banana
- Maple Syrup
- TJ’s Almond Butter
A pear, a string cheese, and some Almond Butter that originally was to go with carrots that somehow didn’t make it until yesterday afternoon!
And a Bumble Bar in Lushus Lemon to finish off the meal.
Look at the texture of this bar – it was so seedy & sweet. I absolutely loved it. It reminded me of a sesame candy that I had while I was in Greece that I adored. The lemon flavor rocked, too!
After lunch I headed out for a run/walk. I am the first person to admit that I although I don’t love running I wish I did. I love how I feel afterwards (not the dying or can’t breathe portion) and the feeling of accomplishment.
But here’s my problem:
Somehow I manage to forget how miserable running can really be for me. Long before I physically get tired my throat and lungs begin to burn.
Runners: Am I breathing wrong? I was told that I should be breathing in from my nose and out from my mouth, but I think I end up just breathing out of my mouth the majority of the time. I also thought that maybe I am breathing deeper than I usually do and its affecting my lungs? I’m usually only bothered severely by it when I run outside. Maybe it has to do with hot or cold air? Help!
After my run I treated myself to my first Kombucha. I was mentally prepared for something far worse than what I drank, but with that being said it still wasn’t that great. Know what I mean?
When I bought it a few days ago Matt was asking me about it and I basically said oh its supposed to be this really disgusting drink that tastes like vinegar and has floaties in it but its really, really good for you. Haha!
I love that he doesn’t understand what I mean – but you all do!
Overall, I wasn’t in love with it – but I would drink and buy it again (if it was on sale!) – which is a good thing since I also have a Cosmic Cranberry flavor in the fridge.
The rest of my Wednesday included working, running errands, and making multiple copies of to-do lists. Finally I got to leave work and head to Cedar Rapids to the Iron Chef Event!
Iron Chef Event
Aubrey & I had planned to do something together to celebrate our birthdays for a while (a while is an understatement!) and we finally settled on the Iron Chef Event.
A few local restaurants come together to battle it out and make one entree with a secret ingredient in 1 hour. The best part is that some other local businesses come and put together a wonderful sampling of appetizers and there is plenty of alcohol!
First drink of the night: an Oatmeal Stout from Millstream Brewery. I followed that up with a California White (I forget the name – plus it wasn’t local!), Goose Island’s Oatmeal Stout, & a Riesling from Fireside Winery.
In between beer & wine tastings we had some appetizers. My favorites being the Duck Confit with sauces [top left] & the Tuna Tartar [unpictured].
As for the actual Iron Chef Event the secret ingredient was: Vanilla Bean!
Overall we had a fabulous night and the food was amazing. If you are in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area check out some of these places:
I’ve been waiting for Thursday to come all week long! Thursday marks the beginning of my Spring Break which is jam packed with fun things. A few of the highlights:
- Visiting my niece & nephew in Omaha
- Having a girls only sleepover with my sister & her friends
- Going to Whole Foods
- Stopping in Des Moines to hit up dinner & go on a walk with a friend
- Picking up one of my best friends from the airport
- Spending an entire day exploring Chicago with said best friend
- Celebrating St. Patty’s Day
- Weekend in Chicago with Matt that includes an Ikea shopping spree!
Not bad, eh? I plan to blog as usual but my situation may be a little hairy at my sisters – only time will tell! It’s almost Friday – hang in there loves!