Sunday, 1 March 2015

Our Weekend: Workouts and Food Trucks

Although in the end my husband didn't have to work (yay!), our weekend was still pretty low key, because we didn't have any specific plans.  The highlights? Workouts and hitting up a food truck or two.  We like to keep it simple over here :)

Friday ...

We had plans of trying a new noodle place for dinner that opened at my train station, but turns out I was too late leaving work and it was closed!  So Plan B was burritos from Mad Mex.  Not a bad Plan B!  I got a small chicken burrito, and left out the rice, to just have beans, onion, capsicum, tomato salsa, avocado, cheese, and sour cream.  Yum!

We were both tired this week, so I think we were in bed by 9:30pm.  Party animals!!

Saturday ...

Because I was a day behind in my training, I hit the gym early to do my last NROLFW Stage 6A workout.  It was super quick!  I'm thinking about doing this stage again, because I really liked it, and think I could get some great results if I went at it again.

When I got home I made a protein pancake, but had a total blogger fail because I forgot to take any pictures!  I put a packet of instant oats, a big spoonful of peanut butter, an egg, some protein powder (strawberry flavoured) and a little milk into the Nutri Ninja to blend it up, then poured it into a fry pan to cook, then flip and cook some more.  It was pretty dry, so I added some maple syrup, and it wasn't too bad!  Next time, I might add a little baking soda to fluff it up.

Once we both got cleaned up, we headed to our local Direct Factory Outlet for a little wander.  I wanted to exchange a top from Lorna Jane for the next size (mostly for the length, because they are fairly stretchy), and I also found another workout top and capris at the Puma outlet store.  I love a bargain!

By the way, this is what Angus decided was a good idea while I was trying to take the above pic:

After browsing in a few other stores, it was lunch time, so we thought we'd go check out the food trucks at the Open Kitchen event of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.  I think we got there right as it was starting (we eat early!), so it was pretty quiet, but soon filled up.

After perusing the trucks on offer, I decided on the Greek Street Food lamb souvlaki.

Gareth tried the Koren Pork tacos from Gorilla Grill, but then also went back for a chicken souvlaki.

We both enjoyed the food!  For the price, we thought the servings were pretty small, but as a one off, it was fun.  After enjoying lounging on the grass, we decided dessert was required - from The Scoop stall set up directly in our line of sight.

I had one scoop of very berry sorbet, and a second of chunky monkey.  The chunky monkey was nice, but it was the sorbet that blew me away - so yum!

When we got home I decided a little nap was in order ... 2 hours later, I realised I wasn't the only one who thought it was a good idea.  After repainting my nails, we decided to try a new pizza place for dinner that opened up in our local shopping centre - Pizza Thrill.  We ordered a half and half family pizza to share - mine was vegetarian with hot salami (the irony), and Gareth's was sweet chili chicken with mushrooms.  We also got a small garlic pizza.

We both thought this was GREAT pizza.  It was light,fresh and not very oily, with lots of toppings.  It helped that it was delivered within about 20 minutes of placing our order.  Much better than some of our recent food delivery experiences!  We'll be going back.

After dinner was watched a DVD Gareth had purchased earlier in the day - Hercules.  The Rock is a beast!  The movie was ok enough - a bit cheesy, lots of special effects going on, but just fine for a lazy Saturday night in front of the tv.

Sunday ...

Sunday was long run day, although I decided to try to go a bit faster,  and not as long.  I ended up doing 16km in about 89 minutes - for me, that's a good time!

I also had a guy come up to me at the gym and ask how long I run for.  When I said I would run for up to 2 hours, he said I was a machine!  It made me realise that sometimes our 'normal' running can be another person's dream, and we should be proud about what we can do.

Then, home to a smoothie and coffee.  Into the smoothie went oat bran, amaranth flakes, linseed, chia seeds, protein powder, frozen blueberries, spinach, mint and some milk.  The mint was pretty strong, but not unpleasantly so.

After a morning of washing, I had my Sunday sushi!  Cooked tuna, avocado and teriyaki chicken.  Always hits the spot.

My afternoon is probably going to consist of more blogging, and maybe some baking.  I'm thinking cookies.  I'll let you know if anything interesting is concocted!

Hope you had a great weekend too :)

What was the highlight of your weekend?

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