I am so excited it’s finally the weekend! The week come back from vacation is always a tough, busy one and its great to finally get the chance to relax again. 🙂
Yesterday, before the weekend officially started, I was hard at work at my desk fighting with a WebEx program and losing my mind. I discovered Peanut Butter Puffins are a good way to pull you back from the edge.
Nothing like delightful, crunchy organic children’s cereal to make you think happy thoughts.
Unfortunately I was all out of my happy cereal when I made my trip to Tampa after work. Due to a torrential down pour and horrible traffic, my 1.5 hour drive turned into 2.5. Ughh…
Luckily I had a happy face greet me when I arrived.
The happy face also wisked me away to one of my favorite pizza places, Mellow Mushroom, where a beautiful selection of draft beer was waiting for me. 🙂
The menu had so many great sounding beers. I love places where generic Bud Light and Miller Light beers are nowhere to be found.
I especially enjoyed the fact that they offer free samples of beers you are unfamiliar with.
After much deliberation I ordered the Bell’s Oberon American Wheat Pale Ale.
I really enjoyed this beer. It was a wheat beer, but was light like a pale ale. I sipped it slowly through my meal.
Derek loves Mellow Mushroom’s Hummus so we split an order to start out with.
I believe I had 4 of the small pita wedges dipped in hummus.
I have gotten so in the habit of guys not always wanting to order the same thing as me or making faces when I say what I want, that when Derek allowed me to have free reign over which pizza we ordered I couldn’t believe it. I ordered the Mega Veggies pizza that comes with a zillion different vegetables as well as tofu. Derek didn’t even mind that I ordered it without cheese and butter! He said with all those topping cheese was not important. I kissed him right then and there! 🙂
We ordered a medium and I had 2 wonderful slices.
I made sure to save room for dessert. 🙂
I knew there was a TCBY nearby and I can not resist TCBY when I have an opportunity to order it.
Derek and I shared a small Peanut Butter/ White Chocolate Mousse Swirl with Reeses pieces on top. Yum!
We then when to a late showing of The Hangover where I proceeded to laugh so hard my cheeks hurt at the end. Awesome movie! Go see it!
We got in late, so Derek and I compromised. He would work out with me in the morning if I slept in until 7:30. Yes, 7:30 is seeping in for me!
It worked at 7:30 we were both up and at the gym. I did an intense 30 minute speed work out on the treadmill and Derek pumped some iron. I was DRENCHED in sweat at the end. I had not done a speed work out before my marathon and boy could I feel those 7:30 sprints!
I was so ready for breakfast afterwards. Luckily this hot guy was cooking me up something special.
I had 2 scrambled eggs with onion, tomatoes, peppers and a light sprinkle of chedder cheese.
A fruit salad mix of apple, grapes & strawberries.
And a Whole Grain Eggo with Jelly.
A great Saturday morning breakfast.
We have a full day planned with lots to do! I love Saturdays and can not wait to make the most of it! 🙂