Do you get stuck in restaurant ruts? Once I know what dish I like at a particular restaurant, I find it really hard to order anything else. I like the guarantee Iâ€™ll be satisfied. (Iâ€™m pretty sure thereâ€™s a metaphor my life in there somewhere.)
For example, I always get the veggie burger at this wonderful raw/vegan restaurant in Charlotte called Lunaâ€™s Living Kitchen. Iâ€™ve eaten at Lunaâ€™s dozens of times and have never ordered anything different. But todayâ€¦ I branched out. And it was good. Really, really good.
The Gaiaâ€™s Treasure doesnâ€™t look like much, but trust me â€“ there were loads of goodies buried in that bowl. Thinkâ€¦ shitake mushrooms, carrots, and broccoli tossed in a mouth-watering ginger sesame marinade and served over veggie rich and zucchini noodles.
Macaroons and samples from the nearby farmersâ€™ market for dessert!
I also went for a run! These days, thatâ€™s something new, too (or at least, something very rare). But I just woke up with the smallest of small urges to run. It took some self-motivating, but eventually I pulled on my running gear and opened the doorâ€¦ only to be confronted by rain. I almost backed out, but then I said to myself (literally out loud while standing in the doorway), â€œCaitlin, you used to be a hardcore running badass who ran in rain and sleet and snow and tropical storms [side note: true story]. You can handle a little sun shower.â€ So off I went.
Hardcore run, it was not. But I did do 2.0 miles in walk/run fashion. And it was especially comfy in my new New Balance 880s, which I was sent to test out. Tina over at Carrots N Cake did a great review of the shoes that I 100% agree with â€“ these are great, cushiony sneaks! I would definitely buy another pair once these wear down.
Our grand plans for tonight? Movie and pizza. Sounds pretty good to me!