Another one in the books! The 15th Annual Girl’s Weekend in Minneapolis was a success like always. It is honestly one of my favorite weekends of the entire year. I didn’t get photos of all of my amazing food and drink, but here is a sampling…
Sushi from Crave (located in the Mall of America). This is becoming a favorite stop for us! I highly recommend the Mexican Roll, the Crunchy Roll, and the Sumo Roll. Cocktails are also a must with lunch–just because we can.
Beef short ribs with a Yukon mash and some sauteed veggies. This was my dinner theater selection and it did not disappoint! Better than the food was the wine. There was no shortage of red wine… If I could remember the name I would share, but unfortunately I was too wrapped up in the play to write it down… I’m sure Sue will remember, so I’ll have to ask!
Cereal!!! Ahh I never have cereal anymore. It is such a nice treat to be a visitor. I think there is Corn Pops, Kix and Granola in there somewhere. My aunt has a flux of grandkids going in and out of her house, so she has all of the good stuff. Along with some tasty fresh berries! She knows how to make me a happy shopper.
Last but not least… A made-to-order stir fry from a new place cleverly named “Stir Crazy“. We really enjoyed this place. Almost like a mongolian grill, but with a line of woks instead of one big flat top. This is a mixture vegetables and coconut curry sauce (my fave!) and brown rice. Enough for leftovers, but not conducive for a plane.
I was super sad to say goodbye to my family after such a short and wonderful visit. I guess I just need to get planning on my next stop home.
In other updates, I got a fantastic 7-miler in early Saturday before shopping went full-force. I cut my scheduled 10-miles down so I didn’t miss out on any socializing once everyone started waking up. Worked out perfect because I’m just flip-flopping this weekend!
This week in training:
- Monday: 3 miles easy
- Tuesday: 5 miles tempo (800 repeats)
- Wednesday: easy short run + strength (60 degrees outside, had to!!)
- Thursday: 3 miles speed (400 repeats)
- Friday: OFF
- Saturday: 10 mile long run
- Sunday: Yoga (I missed it last week!) + strength