The day started innocently enough with a three-mile run at 5:15 a.m. with my running buddy, Eliza, and her dog, Lexi. Upon my return, I finished up some abdominal work before downing my all-natural vanilla soy protein and jumping in the shower. I used to be a die-hard Optimum Nutrition 100% whey fan, but I’m digging this all-natural stuff.
I usually save my real breakfast for 8 a.m. when I get to work. Today, it was the glorious and the regular old-fashion oats with half a banana. It’s a good thing I got this large, handy, and now very beat-up lunch box a few years ago. I fill this thing to the brim on a daily basis!
After work, Kevin met Eliza and her hubby out for a Cinco de Mayo dinner. The first Mexican restaurant we visited had a three hour wait. Hold up, yes, I just said three-friggin-hours! Our second stop was much better. We only waited 30 minutes. Sweet! No- what was really sweet was my strawberry margarita. Yes, this beer girl indulges in a yearly margarita. As expected, I was let down. It was weak and tasted of sugary, syrupy mix. I was hoping for more berry flavor.
When dinner came, I switched back to beer! I branched out and tried a new one called Victoria; I was thoroughly pleased. Usually I’m a Dos Equis Amber girl, but Victoria was on special. Victoria is a Vienna style lager with a bread-like flavor. I hear its 4% ABV and Mexico’s oldest beer. This beer didn’t have the sweetness I usually dislike in lagers, and it lacked that horrible aftertaste of Corona. Score!
Dinner was sort of a score, but not so much. Soft corn tacos soaked in salsa and filled with seasoned, grilled steak. I was bummed at the lack of veggies, but the beef had a great flavor. Even though I went for a cheese-free entrée, it wasn’t a very healthy choice once I inhaled enjoyed the side of beans and rice… and too many chips. Whoops! I told Kevin this would be my splurge meal and that he should be prepared for ultra-healthy weekend dinners!
Before leaving the restaurant, we participated in a free raffle. We ended up winning a grill! I mean, it’s nothing fancy, but it’d be great for camping. It uses propane for cooking and has speakers and a plug for an iPod. Winning!
What did you do for Cinco de Mayo? Margaritas n’ chips or did you keep it healthy at home?