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Sushi and Sunshine

Weekends go too fast. Especially summer weekends filled with sushi. And sunshine.

The weather this weekend was amazing. Not a cloud in the sky.

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THE WEEKEND RUNS:

SATURDAY: I got up early to run 11 miles before the sun was too strong.

My feet are getting quite comfortable with the Asics Gel Nimbus 15’s and I am hoping this is the start of a beautiful relationship.

Sunday: I don’t normally run again the day after a long run but I woke up feeling fabulous  so I ran 5 miles.

I don’t quite understand it since normally I feel something in my legs – sore, tired, heavy….something. But I felt great.

My legs are still feeling pretty loose so maybe I will check out those new treadmills that offer declining hills this morning at Lifetime.

THE FOOD:

I was a very lucky girl this weekend because I had sushi not just once, but twice.

We went back again this week to our new favorite sushi place, Kumo.

Do I need to apologize for once again having too good of a time to think about my camera?

Kumo was NEVER even close to being at the top of my sushi list. It is just a local place, nothing fancy but suddenly so good that it stands out above the rest.

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I also went to Kashi, which was always my favorite. As pictured above, Kashi is flashy and fun with great sushi.

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I love ginger dressing but always get it on the side so I can control how drenched I want the salad.

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Kashi keeps it pretty dark so the pictures I took didn’t come out great. We ordered a bunch of rolls including the one above (picture from Kashi’s website).

As great as Kashi’s sushi is, and as fun and flashy as the atmosphere can be, I am still choosing Kumo as the new number one on my list.

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You know I always redeem myself when it comes to dessert pictures.

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You didn’t really think I would get some dinky cup of ice cream did you?

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It is all about the waffle cone. Chocolate dipped. With sprinkles. Topped with whipped cream. And hot fudge.

Yeah, there is some Ben and Jerry’s ice cream in there too.

THE FUN:

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In addition to my fun ice cream cone, I spent Sunday at the beach.

The color on my toes is Essie’s new Boom Boom Boom. Love it. You must get it.

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It was my first time down to Long Beach this summer. It is beyond bizarre to be there without the boardwalk.

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They are still in the process of rebuilding the boardwalk that was destroyed from Hurricane Sandy in the fall.

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It was very strange and eerie to be in Long Beach without the boardwalk and I can’t wait until the construction is completed. It just doesn’t seem right to be there without seeing runners, walkers, bikers and vendors along the strip.

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It was still packed which was perfect for people watching.

And if my weekend doesn’t already sound fun enough, check out my latest purchase:

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When I spotted this new Le Sport Sac pattern when shopping on Saturday, there was no way I was leaving without buying it.

It is the Finders Keepers pattern and has all of my favorite things including cupcakes, ice cream cones, popsicles, cherries, green apples, cakes, donuts….and sunshine.

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Bonus: I got it at Bloomingdales and it was 15% off.

It even has the right sized phone pocket and plenty of inside compartments.

It is so functional that I can use it as everyday bag, beach/pool bag, gym bag, overnight bag…how could I not get it?

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I need to know:

How was your weekend?

Do you have a favorite Ben and Jerry’s flavor?

What do you choose – cup or cone?

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  • Her Happy Balance June 24, 2013, 9:17 am

    Waffle cone ALL the way! I also am sometimes tempted by the pretzel cones…but I’m a waffle cone girl, tried and true. I’m headed down the shore this upcoming weekend. Can’t wait to sink my toes in the sand. Boom Boom Room is a very cute color 🙂

  • jumpeatrun June 24, 2013, 9:51 am

    Once again I am having sushi envy. I am also having beach envy this time too 😉

  • cleaneatingveggiegirl June 24, 2013, 11:04 am

    Waffle cones are the absolute best!!! It has been far too long since I have eaten one :(.

  • megbek June 24, 2013, 11:54 am

    What a great weekend you had! YAY for two excellent runs this weekend! Go checkout those declining treadmills and share share share! 🙂 🙂 SUSHI! Now I want some! I was going to go to sushi this weekend but I just didn’t want to. Now I regret that! Those are wonderful pictures of the beach! What a great weekend! And I had ice cream out of a cone this weekend. It’s rare, but a huge treat!

  • Kaylie @ FitnessMovesYou June 24, 2013, 12:46 pm

    I love sushi and ice cream- that is pretty much the best combo EVER! Long Beach is so much fun- I live not too far from LB and I love going there to run and hang out around down town 🙂

    • The Cookie ChRUNicles June 24, 2013, 4:13 pm

      I think we are in two different LB’s – I am in New York. I love California though!

  • Andrea @Pencils and Pancakes June 24, 2013, 3:56 pm

    Yum!! Waffle cone with sprinkles!