Happy relaxing Sunday, I hope it’s been a good weekend so far and it’s not too hectic with Thanksgiving planning. I’m planning a trip to Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s later today and not entirely looking forward to the crowds, but I’ll still have fun because how can shopping at Whole Foods not be fun? We’re supposed to get more rain and freezing temps for Thanksgiving which is okay with me, we’ll just keep the fireplace on and have a casual day at our house with my parents. We got more storms last weekend too, I shot this pic walking the dogs just before the wind started really picking up and we had to head back home.
The dogs have been a little clingy this week with the cooler weather even sharing a chair at the dinner table while begging for carrot and broccoli chunks.
Sadly I didn’t get too many pics of my eats this week because it’s been a little busy, but I did snap this fun spaghetti squash dish – I just sauteed steamed spaghetti squash with chickpeas, marinara sauce, and green beans for a fun, healthier version of spaghetti.
Friday my sister and I took a vacation day from work for an all day shopping adventure, it’s kind of become an annual tradition of ours to get a jump on Christmas shopping and help each other find tougher gifts before the mall becomes too insanely crowded. We stopped at Whole Foods for a snack and I grabbed a Gingerade GT’s Kombucha.
Guess I was in a ginger mood. But the chips were good, an interesting mix of slightly sweet ginger and cinnamon with savory crunchy tortilla chips. They’re vegan and gluten free.
I also scored big time for myself at a Lucy shop. I hate wearing phone arm bands for working out – hate them. They never stay put on my arm, the phone is not easily accessible in them for snapping pics, and it’s just one more thing you have to put on and adjust before a run. No thanks. So I only buy fitness bottoms with phone pockets and my absolute favorite for running are Lucy Pocket Capri Leggings. They have huge phone pockets on either side with a great level of compression from the thicker, supportive fabric. I wore them for the Beat the Blerch 10k last weekend and had my personal phone in one pocket and my on call work phone in the other – no problem, neither phone shifted at all during the race and no waist pack required!
And that pair is nearly 2 years old, have been worn for 3 half marathons and tons of long training runs and washed many times – still going strong! Those were $79 and easily worth it for the use I’ve gotten from them so far. But Lucy has a couple of colors on sale for $59 with an additional 30% off this weekend – that’s a great deal! They had two in my size so I bought them both. And you should buy them too if you’re looking for great running capris!
After a day of shopping, we had dinner at Pho Vegan Asian Cuisine, a great place I’ve been meaning to make it to more! The prices are great with a fun mix of menu items.
I got the lemongrass soy “chicken” dish and loved the fragrant and bright lemongrass flavor and sampled the other dishes too, of course. I’m grateful to have another great and local vegan restaurant here and that there are so many bright veggies in their dishes.
Anyway, to the list!
Gotta run because it’s Sunday Runday!