I woke up this morning to rain and a mushy backyard, not exactly friendly running weather. Not that I have a problem running in rain, just with the cold and wind part.
So my half marathon training has been going slow with our crazy weather lately. I’ve been getting plenty of short runs in during the week, but not doing so well with the longs runs on the weekend. Oh well, I still have 6 weeks and will just have to cram in what I can.
Last night hubby and I went to a Sacramento Kings game at the Arco Arena thanks to me scoring great tickets at work. I’m not a huge sports fan and this is only the second NBA game I’ve ever been to, but the seats were too good to pass up. Since I wasn’t into overpriced hot dogs and nachos for dinner, we had dinner first at Tuk Tuk, a classy Thai place near the arena. The decor felt more like a yoga studio with accent pillows, the smell of incense, clean wood benches and lots of candles. It was gorgeous, peaceful and pleasant – perfect for the loud game.
I ordered the cashew tofu wok dish with medium spice, it was packed with cashews, pineapple, tofu, red peppers and lots of veggies.
Pretty average Thai dish, but tasty with the right amount of kick.
Both hubby and I know nothing about the NBA, over dinner we were looking up the teams playing on our iPhones trying to figure out who would win and the New Orleans Hornets seemed to have much better chances. The game was just under 3 hours and very exciting the because the scores were very close most of the time, but the Kings pulled through at the end for a very excited crowd.
Our great seats especially helped make the game a great experience having such a close up view of the action and I was enjoying watching all the sports photographers in action and trying to figure out which cameras and lenses they were using because I’m a geek. :-)
This morning it was nice to get back to a green monster smoothie for breakfast after last night’s rich eating. This one packed with an apple, Sun Warrior protein powder, spinach, a carrot and frozen banana chunks.
And I got in a lot more green when my mom and I went to an Asian buffet for lunch, I loaded my plate with edamame, a couple of pieces of veggie sushi, cucumber salad, seaweed salad and another veggie salad buried under there. I followed up this plate with another one loaded with fresh fruit chunks for dessert.
For dinner, I had a leftover container of lentil quinoa stew to use up in the fridge and sauteed it with a creamy tomato sauce, fresh spinach and zucchini slices to change up and make a meal of it.
I topped it with nutritional yeast and it was a great cold and rainy day dinner.
Now I need to tackle about 37 more loads of laundry for the week and walk the dog while it’s not raining. Hope everyone is having a wonderful evening!