Anniversary Dinner and The Hill

Thank you for the congrats on Andy and I’s anniversary!  We had a nice time celebrating with a late dinner to Noosa Bistro. Unfortunately I think I ate some bad dairy during lunch at work (left over tacos) and I did not feel too well for the rest of the day. I even saw the on-sight doctor at work to get some over the counter antacids to  help sooth my stomach.

However, as the day went on I did feel my appetite start to come back and began to feel a bit more like myself.  And luckily we didn’t eat until 9pm (since I worked late) and I could enjoy a meal without feeling like I needed to puke.

Drinks and Dinner

To start, Andy ordered a glass of red wine and I went with one of their many martinis. I chose the Georgia Peach since I actually was one for a year 😉 (April 2010 – June 2010 on the blog I was in Georgia for any new readers!)

The Georgia Peach consisted of peach vodka, peach schnapps, champagne, and sour mix.  It was definitely a winner! Strong yet tasty.

Andy looking extra chipper

As an appetizer I ordered the Tomato Basil soup, which is so delicious.  I get it almost every time I go to Noosa.  Andy decided not to get the soup and stuck with the fresh bread and butter as his appetizer (which I also consumed!) Lucky for him I filled up quickly and I gave about half of my soup to him.  It was our 5 year anniversary after all.

For the main entree Andy ordered a rack of lamb and I got the tilapia with lobster mashed potatoes (amazing) and broccoli.  The meal was so good, but my stomach began to feel a bit off so I only ate a little bit of my meal and took the rest home.  I also ordered tiramisu to take home as well, which is fabulous.

Gifts

Since Andy and I spent a lot of money on our recent trip to San Diego we decided that we’d only spend $15-20 on each other for our anniversary.  I gave Andy a picture frame with a picture of us from the beach and a candle.

Andy definitely knows that the way to my heart is through my liver stomach.  He stocked me with one of my favorite drinks: Skinny Girl Margaritas!

The rest of our weekend was pretty boring in terms of blogging material.  Andy had Fantasy Football meetings to attend (apparently it’s a big deal) and I wanted no part of it.  Instead, I spent the majority of the weekend relaxing on the couch, taking naps, and running errands.

The pups joined me in some relaxing and spent time sunning themselves outside:

They looked like a couple of lions in the wilderness:

I took this picture creeping from the kitchen and it wasn’t long before my cover was blown:

Her again...

The Hill

Now that Monday is here it’s back to the grind! I got plenty of rest from the weekend so I am ready to tackle the week!

To start my day off at work today I took my noon class outside for a workout since the weather was sunny, warm and a perfect 75 degrees.  I also decided to introduce them to “The Hill”.

The hill is a side road along beautiful woods and streams.  My boss and I did it the other week during our lunch break and I’ve been meaning to get my class out there.  Today was the day! 

We started jogging on the outside track before crossing the street to tackle the hill:

Then we went downhill (some walked some jogged):

We passed the creek and wooded views:

Then it came time to go uphill…it’s tough!

Once at the top we went back down and back up once more and ran around the track once (which is one mile).

It was such a beautiful day to be outside!

We even spotted some friends hiding in the woods:

Do you see them?

Running down and up the hill two times and running the track for a mile took about 25 minutes.  For the remainder of the class (20 minutes) we did some walking lunges, dips on the outdoor benches, step ups, and core work to round out the workout.  Not a bad way to start off a Monday!

Now it’s time for me to get back to work and prep for class number two today: Cardio Pilates.  Have a great day!

Question:

Do you enjoy walking/running hills? I love the variety that  hills can provide a workout, either outdoors or on the treadmill!

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8 responses to “Anniversary Dinner and The Hill

  1. happy anniversary to you two love birds!! looks like the perfect night and georgia peach MMMMMM

  2. Oh that peach cocktail…YUM. Sounds so good. At least the hill run is a pretty one right? I have a love/hate relationship with hills. Love to hate ’em 😉

  3. Yum, Skinny Girl, one of my fav drinks!! I love hill workouts, they really push your legs and work your muscles, I would prefer them outside rather then the TM.

  4. That peach drink sounds delish… I need to get a little more adventurous with drinks before patio season comes to an end!

    I don’t like hills that I don’t know… but when I go back to my parent’s house and am able to run up the hills I grew up running, I’m a happy girl.

  5. Ive never tried those skinny girl drinks, but they sound good!! I may have to pick some up to try.
    I actually love hills. They kill my booty, which is just what I want 😉

  6. Sounds like a great evening! I’m not so sure I like running hills. I guess I like them, but I’m not a fan of big ones. Too many big hills and my calves are sore for a week!

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