Sushi and shopping

Friday started out with some home cooked breakfast burritos.

 These tortillas are nothing like the kind you get in the grocery store. The tortilla was chewy, doughy and rich it reminded me of  the kind my dad used to buy in my hometown of Toledo. The bakery would make them fresh daily and he’d get up early on Saturday mornings to get a new batch. If I remember correctly these were made directly in Mexico in a small bakery. I topped by burrito with some hatch green chili, and added a side of orange directly from the fruit tree outside.

The mall in Scottsdale is amazing. They have many high-end stores: Louis Vuitton, Tiffanys, Tory Burch, Dillard’s, and Coach just to name a few. Ok I only looked at the stores, except Dillard’s where  I found a pretty blue BCBG dress, I plan on wearing tonight. Can I just tell you that I’m falling in love with Tori Burch flats. Everyone out here seems to be sporting a pair.

After much shopping I was hungry for something light and nourishing.

We sat on the patio at Kona Grill and watched all the expensive cars valet park, while we ate this amazing meal. I say amazing a lot! I know but it really was. A house salad with shrimp, tuna, salmon sushi and a california roll.

And one of these, a kiwi kiss. I am on vacation after all.

For happy hour we met up with the boys and had apps and margaritas at Blanco.

We tried our luck at an Indiana reservation casino but failed miserably. It was late and I was still hungry due to the fact I only sampled the apps. We found a nice burger joint where I ordered a grilled veggie sandwich and roasted tomato soup. I liked the soup better than the sandwich, the bread was too much and bland. I ate all the veg and soup, plus some sweet potato fries shared among the table.

The hubs and are going out for a run today! Yeah!

My goal is to run four miles, but we’ll see how it goes, the elevation might be a bit challenging. I’m told theirs a nice park down the street with a running trail directly in the mountains.

Wish me luck.


Seventy and sunny

 In just a few short hours I’ll be going from this

to this:

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Sunny Sunny Sunny Partly Cloudy
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  High High High High
  47° 45° 47° 50°
  Low Low Low Low
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Phoenix, AZ

I couldn’t  ask for better weather this weekend.

Our flight leaves Indy at 3:45 PM and arrives in Phoenix at 5:50 PM. I wish the flight was only two hours long, but Phoenix is in Mountain standard time. Good news for us cause we’ll have enough time to get settled and have dinner with our friends.

Breakfast was rushed and thrown together with whatever I could find in the pantry.

organic O’s with almond milk

 frozen berries, 1/2 banana, chia seeds, flax seeds, and peanut butter. It was pretty tasty.

After breakfast I headed to the gym to squeeze in one last workout.


2.25 miles on the treadmill (10:30)

Interval training group fitness class

1 hour


.75 miles on the treadmill (10:30)

Todays run was a bit slower, It could have something to do with yesterday run. Or the fact that I ate one hour before hand instead of two. I didn’t have enough time to run three miles straight before class started so I finished up afterwards. I’m a stickler for numbers and always make sure I get my miles in. Even if at that means breaking up the workout.

Came home showered, finished packing, blah, blah , blah

Had an amazing lunch!

Low sodium tomato soup with meatless meatballs, frozen spinach, red pepper flakes and oregano.

Folks I’m telling you this soup is so simple and delightful. The frozen spinach was a nice touch maybe even better than fresh baby spinach. 

The last of the sprouted rye was toasted and topped with pumpkin cream cheese.

I’m pretty sure I’ll be doing some snacking the plane considering it will be 7:45 in Indy by the time we land. I hope Southwest has biscoff.

Like Kath says

See ya when I see ya 🙂