I had an unexpectedly wonderful evening. 🙂
It started off with a 3.0 mile run. My schedule called for 6.0 (I am doing a 15K in a few weeks), but I wasnâ€™t really feeling a long run. My body is still adjusting from all my traveling. Also, my iPod was dead so I was forced to run without music â€“ BAH!
Before my run, I had almond butter toast:
I did the 3.0 mile run in 28:05. Here are my mileage splits:
- Mile 1: 9:45
- Mile 2: 9:37
- Mile 3: 9:33
During my run, I tested out some new shorts. These New Balance NP Shorts came in the Fit Blogginâ€™ swag bag.
(Do you know how hard it is to take a flattering photo of your own crotch with an SLR?)
One thing I loved about the NP Shorts was the side pocket, which would be perfect for carrying an iPod, cell phone, or fuel.
However, a better way to design this pocket would have been to have it Velcro completely shut. I slipped a single key in the pocket and it bounced out within 100 yards!
The shorts have breathable built-in underwear (plus!), donâ€™t ride up (plus!), and wicked away my sweat quickly (plus!). I really liked them. The shorts do run large, so I ordered a size smaller than I normally order.
After my run, the Husband came home and suggested we go out to dinner. This is actually my last week blogging for Chevy Traverse, and my last â€œgirlfriend getawayâ€ activity was dinner in the lovely Winter Park.
I realize the Husband does not qualify as a â€œgirlfriend,â€ but we still had a lot of fun dining out. 🙂
We went to Bosphorus, a Turkish restaurant in Winter Park that Meghann is always raving about. I had to see what Turkish food is all about!
Apparently, itâ€™s about huge, hollow bread.
We started dinner off with fluffy lavas, which was sooo good. We have tons of leftovers! I ate about 1/4.
We also had fried zucchini with yogurt sauce. I had 1.5 pieces. The dill was sooo flavorful and fresh.
For an entree, the Husband and I split two vegetarian options so we could both try a little of everything.
One dish was rice + stewed and spicy vegetables, and the other dish was spinach pide with a side salad.
I only ate one piece of pide â€“ I was pretty stuffed from all the lavas! But, it was such a romantic dinner. I had a lot of fun with the Husband!
I am very sad to give the Chevy Traverse back. :( It is WAY nicer than my 2002 Civic.
A lot of you asked to give a final review when the month is up, so here it is: It is a great SUV with great technology and amenities. It handles well and drives like a dream. If I had a bunch of kids, it would be a good option. However, I wish it got better gas mileage (Chevy claims that it gets 24 MPG on the highway; my real-life experience was about 17 MPG). If you want to know more about my Chevy experience, you can check out my posts on the Chevy website.
With that, my friends â€“ I am off to bed! I have a BIG day tomorrow and need to get my sleep in.
Have a wonderful night!