Celebrations

This weekend has been filled with celebration! And we’re just getting started!

Friday night Chris and I went out with a group of his grad school friends to celebrate his Comp Defense. He passed so we had lots to celebrate! Congrats Chris!

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We took up two big tables at the Pump Station.

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I got an Apple Ale–my favorite–to celebrate!

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For dinner I wanted to get something I haven’t tried before so I went with the Black Bean & Corn Veggie Burger.

I subbed roasted veggies for fries, and ordered with sans mayo, but topped with sautéed mushrooms + guacamole.

RANT: I know I shouldn’t complain but the veggies were an extra dollar. And there were about 4 carrots and a piece of broccoli, and some onions in there. C’mon people. Seriously? I guess thats the price I have to pay for choosing to eat healthy instead of devouring a huge side of fries, which I probably would have enjoyed more. This is the first time I’ve been disappointed in the Pump Station.

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The bun was HUGE! I was a bit disappointed with the burger, it looked like your standard frozen veggie burger. :-( I was expecting it to taste a little bit more home made. All I could taste was the toppings and the bun. Even though it wasn’t what I was expecting, it still tasted okay.

Saturday morning Chris and I decided to go for a run outside. We ended up freezing our butts off and our leads felt like lead. 3.12 miles in the 30 degrees (feels like 24) is not much fun. :-( We ran it in about 30 minutes.

After our run I went home and worked on some Christmas gifts. I also tried making granola for the first time! I used my new turbanado sugar that I got last weekend at the Troy Co-Op. Turbinado sugar is like brown sugar but the crystals are bigger.

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Pumpkin granola! I cannot find the recipe I used for this though.

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It came out really well, and perfectly crunchy!

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Last night Chris and I went to a Holiday Party with more of his classmates, which was lots of fun! They had lots of delicious (and veggie friendly) food! I didn’t take out my camera but I had a little bit of:

  • salad
  • veggie friendly zitis
  • vegetarian chilli
  • garlic bread
  • a bit of potato salad
  • apple crisp

This morning I got up and headed to the gym at around 10:30. I wanted to get another run in since yesterday’s failed miserably.

I ran 6.0 miles on the treadmill in 1 hour and 1 minute! I had originally planned to run 5.0, but I felt so good at miles 4-5 that I kept going. The first three miles were pretty tough though. I just had to stick with it!

I came home and refuled with some eggs. One egg + two egg whites + spinach and goat cheese with toast.

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I also put some ketchup on the eggs, which I’ve never tried before. Why haven’t I tried that? It was delicious. I think I have a thing for ketchup!

Now I’m just relaxing in front of my Christmas tree! My mom put it up yesterday. :-) Festive!

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