Wow, where did the weekend go? It’s been a fun and interesting one if a little busy. Friday night we stepped out for sushi and came home to watch The Bay and what a great found footage-style thriller like Cloverfield and Chronicle.
I liked the underlying message about the environment and factory farming even though it was a fictional romp.
Saturday was kind of a blur of errands and housework before stepping out to a friend’s 70th birthday party in the afternoon that was cute and touching. After the party, my sisters decided to head to Lucille’s BBQ for dinner and invited hubby and I. We’ve gone in the past and I found the veggie burger okay, but the place is really not pleasant for a vegan… or anyone that wants to eat healthy. There are a few salads on the menu that are more cheese and meat than actual veggies and mountains of buttermilk biscuits with cinnamon butter being shoveled onto the table. The huge display of cooking ribs in the center of the dining area is not appealing for me and music is always blaring too loud to actually talk to anybody.
Looking at the hour+ wait in a packed bar, hubby and I just weren’t feeling the scene and decided to head home to make dinner since we had to get up early this morning. I kept it simple and fast with an Italian-themed tempeh skillet with fresh basil, chopped peppers, tomatoes, and some organic frozen veggies. I reduced the heat and mixed in the Trader Joe’s Vegan Mozzarella shreds and they melted perfectly coating the mixture with a tasty gooey mozzarella flavor.
It was a delicious dinner for being ready in minutes.
This morning I dashed out of the house at 6:15am to meet my sister and head to Sacramento for the Women’s Fitness Festival 5k. Hubby sweetly tagged along to snap pictures, what a trooper! :-)
It’s been ages since I’ve done a 5k, but I’m glad I did this one because it’s a fun celebration of women and a hugely popular event that seems to grow every year.
This year the pacers were male runners dressed in drag, too funny.
It was a fun excuse to rock my No Meat Athlete race shirt.
Because it was just a 3.1 mile race, I decided to really push my pace and PR’d! It’s the first time I’ve ever finished a race under 8-minute miles!
I came in 14th place for my age group which makes me very happy for such a hugely popular race! But I was feeling the pace for the last 0.5 mile and had to focus on the finish line and my music to hold the pace.
This is also a vegan friendly race with Whole Foods serving the post-race breakfast, I grabbed a bowl of vegan cereal with almond milk and fresh fruit, nice!
Another perk to this race, besides the cute and stylish girly race shirt, is the women’s health festival following it in front of the California State Capital and all the freebies.
I scored granola samples, Blue Diamond Almonds, reusable bags, and lots of goodies.
And, while a little hot, the weather was perfect! Much better than my last race on Memorial Day!