Aside from sharing yesterday’s workout recap and mentioning that my new training plan starts today, I feel like we haven’t really chatted in a few days!
It felt so good to finally go food shopping. I rushed out the door the other morning to Trader Joe’s to restock the house with some food essentials. When I say food essentials, I really mean coffee K Cups and watermelon. The rest of the food I could really take or leave at this point.
Watermelon is a major food essential for me right now in the summer. It’s the only food that truly rehydrates me as a summer runner in this heat and humidity. Sure, adding sea salt to my oatmeal after I run works wonders but without watermelon, my thirst really can’t be quenched.
My son came home from his teen tour Friday evening. One of the first things he said was that he has been following me on Instagram to see that I have been busy living the life. And by living the life, he means dining out a whole lot.
We had the most wonderful dinner Thursday night at View in Oakdale. It’s all about outdoor dining on the water in the summer here on Long Island!
I can’t wait to offer this Long Island outdoor dining spot a full review hopefully later this week.
The sushi was terrific and it’s always fun when my son questions if the wine glass in pictures is mine. Who is the parent here is what I usually ask him!
After a humid 10 mile run Saturday morning, I got ready super quick in order to get into the city to see Heather again! Her flight wasn’t until later in the afternoon so we had plenty of time to shop and eat before taking her to the airport. Shopping in the city has been our thing since we were old enough to walk around the city by ourselves.
We picked a nice brunch spot on the upper east side (UVA) and got lucky to score the last open outdoor dining table. UVA has the fluffiest of pancakes on their brunch menu but I was STARVING and in the mood for savory food. Heather did order the pancake though while I chose a grilled vegetable salad with fresh mozzarella.
Did you know I don’t do Snapchat? Aside from my son telling me I am too old for it, I just can’t bring myself to do another social media platform. Between running the social media accounts for work plus the few I have for the blog plus my personal Facebook, I just can’t do it all. Heather on the other hand, she LOVES Snapchat. I appreciate the crazy videos and pictures she sends (or is it snaps?) to me and I guess I find this picture she took (snapped?) of us cute too.
I spent most of yesterday doing laundry but I still made it to the mall and had my favorite Red Mango parfait for lunch. Major flashback post: Four years ago today Red Mango paid me to review their smoothie line! As a pretty new blogger at the time and devoted Red Mango lover, this was a really big deal for me!
So it’s Monday once again which means my son is off this morning for another fun week of his teen tour. I managed to do all of his laundry and packed his suitcase back up so he’s all set to go! Last week he was in Hershey Park, Amish Country and even Philadelphia with a stop at Reading Terminal Market. Who remembers when I took him all the way to Philadelphia for lunch at Reading Terminal Market one day?! I hope he told his friends he had already been there because his mom is so cool she knows the food hot spots in other cities. 🙂
So while he thinks I am busy living the life, I remain jealous of the fun he is having this summer too. So far he has called the last two weeks, “the best two weeks of his entire life” which makes me so incredibly happy you don’t even know!Busy Living The Life! #weekend #brunch #NYC #redmango #teentour #traderjoes Click To Tweet
How was your weekend? Best thing you ate?
What are your food essentials right now when you go food shopping? Anything specific during the summer?
How is your summer so far? Is it turning out to be one of your best you think?