Hey everyone! Thanks for your well wishes on my recovery from the stupid cold I’ve had. It was definitely a rough few days (any day I don’t leave my home at all is rough), but I think I’m finally better.
My workouts are getting better too. Does anyone ever notice that after being sick, even when *you* feel okay, it takes a few days for you to work out as well as you did before? I am not worried that this will negatively impact my marathon because I am a strong runner, and you need to spend time recovering from the sickness rather than recovering from a workout.
So- here’s how I spent last week before I got sick.
Virginia and I met up at Roly Poly Charleston for lunch. We joined the text message club and got coupons for free wraps. Roly Poly has wraps, salads, soups, and other healthy stuff. It’s in West Ashley and is very inexpensive and delicious for healthy lunch options.
On our last visit to Roly Poly, Virginia was almost ready to have Baby Stella, and the next day, she went into labor. We joked that Roly Poly made Stella “roll on out”, and this time Stella joined us at the restaurant. Virginia and I both had the California Hummer (hummus) wrap and Baby Stella chilled out the whole time.
I had to show Virginia and Stella my medal from the Dirt Dash half marathon, and Virginia convinced me to wear it in the picture, hehe.
Speaking of babies, I won a contest on a nutrition blog I read, and the prize was gummy vitamins. When I got the email about winning, it said I could pick one of three varieties. The first two were for children, and the third one was prenatal.
Since I’m not a child, and I am a woman of childbearing age, I picked the prenatal because at least they’re formulated for adult women. **I’m not pregnant, nor am I planning to become pregnant anytime soon**. Maybe when we’re 30ish and our educations are paid off, but we want to enjoy our 20s.
Anyway, the vitamins came before I could tell him I won the contest. So, as a practical joke, I sat them on the counter for him to see when he returned home.
Of course he asked the question and got the **NO WAY** answer, but it was pretty funny.
Another cool thing that just ended here in Charleston is Charleston Restaurant Week. Restaurant Week is held every September and January and gives locals a chance to try new-to-them or pricier restaurants, along with restaurants downtown that are normally packed with tourists during the tourist season. Plus, it gives those restaurants a boost from the locals, and many places roll out special menus for the week.
At the risk of being the only Charleston resident to say this, I’m not a huge fan of Fat Hen. The restaurant week deal was great, but there wasn’t anything on that menu I could eat. I’m mainly vegetarian, but I do eat the occasional shrimp or seafood. Since the 3 for $30 deal didn’t allow substitutions, I just ordered off the regular menu, which wasn’t cheap (It was restaurant week, so obviously the idea was for people to order from that menu if they wanted a deal).
We also had to wait over an hour for a table, even though we made a reservation (they did not check on us, either).
The food was pretty tasty. I had the butternut squash rice with goat cheese, fresh herbs, oven roasted tomatoes, and lentils- it was really good but also very rich from the goat cheese (I do love goat cheese though!) and filling. It was the only vegetarian option on the entrée menu. Our server was great- we never had to wait for courses, and for those of us who had leftovers (most of us, since the portions are huge), she packaged them up very nicely for us.
I had a great time because of the company I was with, and it was definitely the highlight of my week (we went right before I got sick). You can’t beat hanging out with a big group of girls, but we might hang out somewhere else during the next Restaurant Week.
This post was all over the place- but I hope everyone’s had a great week so far with lots of fun and randomness. Happy Tuesday!