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While I’m sad to hear that so many other people are dealing with running/sports-related injuries, I am excited that so many of you are interested in focusing on mobility in December. I’ll try to share with you each day what I’m doing from a mobility standpoint and a couple of times a week I will post a video or written tutorial about a mobility-related topic. Sound good? Injured or not, mobility is such an important piece of being a well-rounded athlete. Today I foam rolled my quads and IT bands, jammed a lacrosse ball into my hips and glutes and will take a yoga class later. Thursday will be a more in-depth post about foam rolling.

Okay, now I have lots of good food to share with you. I went out to dinner with a friend last night after teaching yoga. She always takes my Tuesday night class so we try to grab dinner after every few weeks. I was thrilled when she suggested Good Food On Montford because it has a great reputation for being a fabulous tapas spot and I had never made it there before.

I loved the ambiance. Small, intimate and low light. Also, it wasn’t too noisy which seems to be a thing at a lot of tapas restaurants. I could easily carry on a conversation with my friend throughout our meal. The service was wonderful as well although I do wish the kitchen would have staggered our food a bit. They kind of brought out everything all at once. Next time I will ask!

Good Food focuses on high-quality, local and organic ingredients and their offerings change based on season and availability. We were brought bread, olive oil, balsamic and roasted garlic cloves to enjoy as we looked over the wine list and menu. I loved the wine presentation of glass + carafe.

It took us quite a while to decide what to order. Everything looked great and I seriously would have tried anything on the menu. We each got a salad to start. I chose the mixed greens with eggplant, peppers, sopressata, ricotta salata and balsamic vinegar.

House made gnocchi with mushrooms, chicken, arugula and parmesan.

Pommes frites…best decision we made all night. Perfectly crispy, salty and golden with fresh herbs and garlic.

Seared scallops with apple and bacon compote over creamy grits.

We only ordered salads + three items but the portions were so generous and we felt totally satisfied when we finished. I will definitely be returning to Good Food soon! It’s a perfect date night or girlfriend spot.

I was feeling super over yogurt and oatmeal this morning so made toast with mashed avocado, a scrambled egg and melted cheese.

And lunch today was a lot of leftovers made into a quinoa bowl. Spinach, quinoa/lentils, tofu, brussels sprouts, sundried tomatoes, hummus and greek yogurt.

That’s all I’ve got for ya. Hope it’s been a happy Wednesday!

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  • 1
    Carrie @ Fitness and Frozen Grapes December 5, 2012, 6:23 pm

    Tapas places are the best, especially for an indecisive diner like me–you get to try a taste of a few dishes! Plus, you never leave with that “food coma/super bloated feeling.

  • 2
    Hayley @ Running on Pumpkin December 5, 2012, 6:35 pm

    I love tapas restaurants – so fun for a girls night out! Those fries look to die for.

  • 3
    Courtney December 5, 2012, 7:13 pm

    Mmmm! I want all of the food you just posted! It looks delicious! :)

  • 4
    Linda December 5, 2012, 7:13 pm

    We were just talking about Good Food and how we haven’t been there in awhile. Love that place. I think think they change their menu seasonally but they had this Moroccan chicken that was so good! And yes, you must order one or two tapas at a time. My favorite tapas place is Curate, I think you have been there. I am so craving a trip to Asheville! :)

  • 5
    She Rocks Fitness December 5, 2012, 7:33 pm

    Love tapas restaurants! They can be noisy, but so much fun, with such a great variety of eats, that you typically don’t make at home. For example, that scallops and grits…HA! Looks DELISH! Have a great night!

  • 6
    Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers December 5, 2012, 7:55 pm

    I’ve heard such good things about that place. It’s on my to-visit list for sure.

  • 7
    Kerry @ Totes My Oats December 5, 2012, 10:18 pm

    Love tapas! Everything looks so delicious!

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    Paige @ The Balancing Act December 5, 2012, 11:48 pm

    Love that the food was not only delicious, but also local & organic! I love supporting those kinds of restaurants in my own town.

    The quinoa bowl reminded me…I finally made a Greek couscous bowl inspired by a recipe of yours that I pinned on Pinterest a while ago, and it was fantastic! Perhaps I’ll have to finally take the plunge into the world of quinoa sometime soon. :)

  • 9
    kristina December 6, 2012, 1:37 am

    I was super sore from the WOD on tuesday and totally played your foam rolling video in my head as i foam rolled at the box today!! yea! sore glutes are gone! thank you!

  • 10
    Lauren K December 6, 2012, 7:44 am

    Yummmmm! I want to go back.

    Ps. Cannot believe how many responses you got on mobility. That makes me sad that so many of us have struggled with random leg/hip issues!

  • 11
    Lee December 6, 2012, 8:23 am

    Those fries look amazing.

    How do you take such good pictures in low lighting? Mine are either incredibly dark (and look really grainy if I lighten them in photoshop) or harsh from a flash, even a bounce flash. What’s your secret?!

  • 12
    Grace @ Practicing Grace December 6, 2012, 9:11 am

    I just went for tapas last night wtih my gfs!! So fun but also so expensive when you get so many dishes.

  • 13
    Katherine December 6, 2012, 9:14 am

    Everything looks so delish!

    http://therealfoodrunner.blogspot.com/

  • 14
    Lauren F December 6, 2012, 10:16 am

    Great choices at Good Food! Next time you go, you should try the arugula salad. It sounds like the most boring item on the menu, but my server convinced me to order it and I don’t know how they made an arugula salad so exciting, but it was great. The falafel is also really good, not at all dry. Such a good place, glad you got to go there :-)

    Also, I’m a fellow UGA alum, Go Dawgs!!

  • 15
    Addy @ Six-Kick Switch December 6, 2012, 12:48 pm

    I love the little wine carafes, how cute! And those gnocchi look so delicious. Once again, I am left with food envy by one of your posts, Jen :)

  • 16
    Lisa December 6, 2012, 3:21 pm

    Wow that place sounds incredible! Love that they focus on good quality and local ingredients. Aren’t avocados and eggs just the best together, love that combo.

  • 17
    Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More December 6, 2012, 9:34 pm

    It all looks so good!

    What is the peppermint/chocolate/peanut butter dessert on your banner?

  • 18
    Amy December 7, 2012, 10:05 am

    I went to Asheville a week ago and tried Zambra and French Broad Chocolate Lounge (and the carrot cake) based on your suggestions and I absolutely loved both!

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