I just arrived back in Charlotte from my weekend in Hilton Head for the CrossFit Endurance seminar. I learned so much this weekend and have quite a list of topic ideas for the blog that I think you’ll really enjoy…and they’re running/endurance training related…imagine that! I’ll post a recap of my weekend of training tomorrow but for now all I have the energy for is a quick look at today’s eats.
I set my alarm for 5:45 this morning so that I could get a run on the beach in because I knew we weren’t doing any WODs in today’s seminar. Well, the bed in my hotel room was so super comfy and I just didn’t have the will to drag myself out of bed to run and ended up sleeping another 45 minutes. While I am sad that I missed out on a sunrise beach run, the rest felt nice as well.
I got a little creative with breakfast. I had no interest in paying $16 for the breakfast buffet so I begged the waitress to just charge me for a bowl of oatmeal. I topped it with raisins, dried cranberries and granola from the breakfast bar and then my own banana and Justin’s Honey Almond Butter from my bag. I am sure that the waitress thought I was crazy as I sat there doctoring up my bowl. The oatmeal was absolutely tasteless though and would have been inedible sans accoutrements.
A big group of us went to Panera for lunch after the morning session. Can I just take a second to say that I love that Panera posts the calorie count of the foods on the menus? I love their broccoli cheddar but I never get it because I assumed it was a calorie bomb. Today I learned that it has less calories than the chicken tortilla and tomato bisque. Crazy. You pick two with broccoli cheddar, fuji apple chicken salad and whole wheat baguette. I enjoyed every bite of my baguette in the company of my paleo friends! 😉
We actually wrapped up a little earlier than planned today and got on the road around 3:30. We grabbed Starbucks on the way out. It’s been a while since I’ve had a soy latte and it was delicious. I finally registered my Starbucks card so now I get free milk upgrades!
Four hours later I was home and cooking dinner. I kept it simple with whatever I could find in the fridge/pantry. Quinoa cooked with sun dried tomatoes and kalamata olives, sautéed spinach and sautéed tofu topped with hummus.
Off to relax and unwind from an awesome weekend! Hope your weekend was great too!
Nutrition information posted in restaurants…like it or not? Does it influence your decision?