GOODNESS, what a weekend of yummy eats and hanging out 🙂
Thanks, Esther for being such a wonderful host!
And also, thank you so much for introducing us to MILK. It definitely was not over-hyped and I loved those macaron ice cream sandwich thingies (as did Joseph… CLEARLY):
And here are the other good eats from the weekend.
Yuchun Naeng Myun:
I know. I got the dolpan bulgogi and mushroom (or spelled “beursut” on the menu, hahaha) at a naeng myun place [translation: I got a sizzling meat and mushroom dish at a cold noodle place]. Why? Because dolpan/dolsot bibimbap is my favorite. I’ve gotten the naeng myun there and it’s good… but the crispy rice in the dolpan makes me much much happier than the noodles.
Besides, I got to have some of Joe’s:
^BTW, mix too vigorously and you will splatter the sauce all over yourself… as Joe did about 3 seconds after I took this picture, HEHE.
And one would think that after seven years, we would know how to take a picture together without it looking awkward. Well, one would be wrong:
Before we came back up to San Jose, we got potato stew (gamja tang):
And a big thanks to Joe’s uncle Jay (and Aunt Sunny, not pictured) for always being so hospitable whenever we go down to SoCal! 🙂
This was at breakfast on Sunday at Bruxie!
^Joe’s little cousin Hannah has grown so much! I think she’s becoming too cool to make silly faces with us 😦
So to sum up the trip… we ate a lot. It was nice, and only for a short while, so I won’t beat myself up over it.
We went to the gym on Friday and Saturday. I didn’t get to tell you about the awesome workout I did on Saturday (though I was incredibly sore from the leg sesh the previous day).
I did 2.5 miles to warm up (about 22 minutes).
Then I did 5 miles in 37 minutes (HOLY CRAP?!)
And then 1.5 miles to cool down (13 minutes).
That random 5-miler was thanks to the music I was listening to. The treadmill has become dull and boring to me… considering how I usually get to see these sites during my runs in SF.
To keep it fun, I ran at 7.7 mph during the verses and normal parts of the song, and then at anything above 8.0 mph during the choruses. Did that until I did five miles of alternating (it was originally going to be until I did 3 miles of that crap, but I just kept on going).
Did I plan to run NINE MILES on super sore legs? Neeooooope.
Also… I feel like that was probably a stupid thing to do, but oh, well. It was done, and I felt so happy with that workout.
Also, waddling around for the rest of the day was kind of fun.
To get back on track, I will just go back to my regular portions, more fruits and veggies, and my regular workouts.
I may or may not try to make something healthy in the little kitchenette at my school place (no stove! Just a microwave and a toaster oven).
Bought TVP (texturized vegetable protein) a couple weeks ago. It just sounded so freaking appetizing.
Microwaved it with water, added it to my egg and broccoli muffins (not really a muffin… there’s no flour or fun carbs going in it), baked it in a cupcake tin (350 degrees, 10-12 minutes, or until egg is cooked), and here’s what came out:
Not too shabby, considering it’s a ball of fiber and protein. I topped it with some cheese and ate it with toast. It would be perfect as a snack with Sriracha sauce.
That’s what this week will be all about… trying to make healthy foods here and not eat out (not that I do while I’m in school).
How do you keep fit while on vacation? Or do you just let yourself relax and not worry about working out?
Are you a vegetarian? Vegan? Have you heard of TVP?