Happy Saturday! It’s beautiful and sunny here in New York and I can’t wait to go out and enjoy it :-) But first, a recap of Friday! After my morning coffee, I ran for about 25 minutes and then came back and stretched. The legs were feeling so-so. Sometimes I’m not sure if I need more time off or if I just need to run more. Since April, I’ve basically only run one day a week!
Anyway, after my run I snacked on 1/2 banana – the other half was sliced into my lunch sandwich!
Breakfast # 2 was a Fage 2% yogurt with PB2 mixed in. It was protein packed for sure! I also managed to get powdered PB2 EVERYWHERE. Oh my.
Lunch began with a bowl of super-sweet cherries. I got these from Whole Foods and they were the most flavorful bunch I’ve had all summer!
I enjoyed an almond butter and banana sandwich on hemp bread while reading my newest issue of Cook’s Illustrated. I’ve had this sandwich combo for lunch 3 x this week – trying to save a little $$!
The warm sunny made my almond butter and banana ooey-gooey and delish!
Beautiful summer day in the city.
Afternoon snack was a coconut cream pie lara bar and prunes x 4. I like dried fruit!
I could not wait for the clock to hit 5:30pm! Finally, the weekend could begin! I bounded out of my office building and started walking west. Nate and I had plans to have happy hour/dinner over looking the Hudson River. I walked for about 40 minutes or so until I arrived at the Pier i cafe. This place is part outdoor bar, part outdoor cafe. Nate and I found a table for two and promptly ordered up some food and drink.
I started off with a Sam Adams Summer Ale –
And Nate paced himself with a diet coke –
Even though I had a portabello burger last night, the veggie burger looked so good that I just HAD to get it :-) Unlike frozen, pre-formed patties, the veggie burgers at this place were definitely homemade and hand-formed. My veg burger was topped with pickles, onions, lettuce, tomato, and situated on a grilled bun. This burger was stacked so high that I could barely open my mouth wide enough to take a bite! Alongside, I had some seasoned fries – the fresh parsley made them extra special. I ate about 75% of this meal – I skipped the top half of the bun and split some fries with Nate. By the time we finished I was full, but not over-stuffed.
Nate ordered a really yummy (and healthy!) looking Southwest chicken wrap. Accompanied by a salad. I was very proud of his healthy choice :-)
After dinner, Nate ordered a Victory Pilsner beer. I tried a few sips, but it was a tad too bitter for my taste.
We chillaxed and enjoyed the weather for a few hours, then checked out the view from Pier 70. That’s the GW Bridge in the distance!
By the time we got home it was after midnight (and nearly 5 hours since we ate dinner), so a little ice cream was in order. A sweet ending to a fun Friday!