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 I’ll be satisfied. (I’m pretty sure there’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 Luna’s Living Kitchen. I’ve eaten at Luna’s dozens of times and have never ordered anything different. But today… I branched out. And it was good. Really, really good.
The Gaia’s Treasure doesn’t look like much, but trust me – there were loads of goodies buried in that bowl. Think… 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 farmers’ market for dessert!
I also went for a run! These days, that’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 door… only to be confronted by rain. I almost backed out, but then I said to myself (literally out loud while standing in the doorway), “Caitlin, 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.” 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 – 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!
Yay for branching out and trying something new. Just motivating yourself out the door to run makes you a bad ass in my books. Enjoy the movie.