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First Watch

by Meghann on September 14, 2008

I love Sundays. I know it’s the last day of the weekend, but for some reason I always feel more relaxed on Sundays then I do on Saturdays. So far, today has been a perfect Sunday. I woke up nice and early to meet Caitlin for our 8.0 mile run.

Before my run I tried the Cherry Pie Larabar. I had a couple of bites of it and promptly threw the rest away. It was way too sweet for me.

So instead I had a piece of my homemade Whole Wheat Oatmeal bread with a smear of Almond Butter. Much better.

 

I met Caitlin at the head of the Wekiva Trail. This is a great shaded trail; it even has mile markers so you know exactly how far you’ve gone. The whole trail is 14 miles long, but we just made it to the 4.0 mile marker and turned around.

 At the turn around point we decided to try a chocolate power gel pack since we both knew we needed a little extra something for the long run. We both had half the pack, and we both ended up spitting out our half of the pack. It was awful! It tasted like melted chocolate, which is not something you want to consume in the middle of a long run. Thank god for Caitlin’s camelback pack giving us the ability to wash the awful taste out of my mouth. We both decided we were going to try the Luna gummy energy boosts instead. I think it will make more sense to have that in a middle of a hot run.

Today I also set out to set a new personal distance record.  In the past the longest run I’ve done has been just over 6 miles. But today, I can happily say I completed the 8 mile run in an hour and a half! I felt great afterwards and could definitely see myself going that extra distance for my 15k in a couple of weeks!

After the run and a quick shower, Caitlin and I met up with my Dad and headed over to First Watch for a late breakfast. I discovered First Watch on Fittenesia’s blog and have been dying to try it.

When we arrived at First Watch there was a bit of a wait, so we headed next door to Starbucks for a little post run pick me up to hold us over until we could get fuel from food.

I’m not much of a coffee drinker, but I am obsessed with tea! I ordered the large (I forget what Starbuck’s version of large is) Iced Green Tea, unsweetened.

While at the counter we noticed the free sample of coffee cake, and who am I to resist a free sample of coffee cake? It was soo good! I am definitely a huge fan of coffee cake.

Now, let me tell you First Watch was everything I was hoping for. They have a great menu with a lot of healthy choices.

I ordered the Healthy Turkey Omlette, an egg white omelette with diced turkey, spinach, feta cheese, diced onions and tomatoes. Served with fresh tomato slices and a dry English muffin (no butter)

On the side I also got this fabulous bowl of fresh fruit. Breakfast is never complete without fresh fruit.

I can’t wait to try this restaurant again. My meal was fabulous and the bites I had of Caitlin’s French Toast and my Dad’s pancakes were equally as delicious.

After breakfast my dad and I hit up Fresh Market on the way home. I love going to fun grocery stories and searching for interesting finds.

 

As you can see I walked away with quite a few goodies. I am obsessed with Rachel Ray and she always uses the tomato paste in the tube, so I was very excited to find this on the shelf, alongside that I found sundried tomatoes not swimming in oil. I also found some interesting fruit that I can’t wait to try and will give you the full report on later.

For now I’m going enjoy the rest of my Sunday relaxing by the pool or in front of the tv. Decisions, Decisions.

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1 VeggieGirl September 14, 2008 at 2:54 pm

I’m a Larabar FANATIC, but the cherry pie flavor is definitely unpalatable – glad you agree 🙂

So fun that you and Caitlin got to meet up for a run, and for brunch!

Gorgeous fruit salad, and grocery load!!

Happy Sunday!!

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