This morning, I woke up pretty hungry so I made myself a rather large breakfast. My breakfast consisted of chopped bell pepper, onions, & tomatoes with scrambled eggs and freshly made juice.
If any of you are interested in trying this juice, just use:
- 3 carrots
- 2 apples
- 1-2 handfuls of kale
- 1/4 orange
And voila, you have a vitamin packed juice!
But let’s rewind a few days! Friday afternoon, I decided to go and spend time with my grandma. Before heading over I made sure to finish my workout for the day (assigned by my coach). Friday’s workout consisted of completing a 40 min steady state, so I chose running. Rather than taking it slow, I pushed myself and ended up with a faster pace than I usually run. I was very tired while running it, but I wanted to see where exactly I was at and how hard I could go. Pushing myself seems to be paying off. I feel like I am getting a lot faster now
(pic above from their website^)After my run, I took a quick shower and headed straight to my grandma’s house. We then decided to grab dinner at our favorite place to eat… the Bohemian Garden. I have been coming here with my grandma since I was a little girl. My brother and sister aren’t huge Bohemian food fans, so this has been a special place that my grandma and I go to together. As for food, I have been ordering the same thing since.. well.. forever. I can’t seem to pull myself away from their delicious pork tenderloin and potato dumplings. So good!
With their entrée comes a side of soup or salad. That day they were serving cream of cabbage soup, so I gave it a try! I think I have found a new favorite soup from there!
My grandma, on the other hand, is more adventurous than I am at the Bohemian Garden. She always seems to try something new.
This time she ordered their polish sausage & their bread dumplings. She wasn’t able to finish it all, so I was able to try a piece & was impressed by how delicious they were! I highly recommend you try visiting the Bohemian Garden if you are ever near Downer’s Grove!
An hour later I had a sweet tooth. Bad Brittany, I know. So we headed over to a nearby froyo place and got some frozen yogurt. I may have gone overboard on the toppings.. oops! :P After our froyo trip, we decided to stop by Target and buy Frozen! My grandma was telling my how she never saw it, so I insisted that she watched it. It may be my favorite Disney movie right now.. My grandma ended up loving the movie, but then again who doesn’t?! I was so happy to relax with green tea (of course), my grandma, and a cute movie :) Saturday morning, my grandma surprised me by coming over to our house. My mom and I always go to our town’s French Market every Saturday, so I was happy to show my grandma around. Needless to say, she loved it there! Afterwords we decided to walk around the downtown area of our town. Little did we know, there was a sidewalk sale going on! I was able to find so many great things for practically no money! It was great :) After shopping, we grabbed lunch at my favorite BBQ place ever: Real Urban BBQ. Seriously. The. Best. Place. Ever. Their ribs are ridiculously good, but I love their chopped salads too. I love how fresh and flavorful their chopped salads are. They are very generous with their vegetable portions, which makes the salad 1000x better. Sorry Portillos, but these guys make better chopped salads than you do..
I also ordered a side of mashed sweet potatoes, which are also amazing.. no shocker there. Not only is their food perfect, but their iced tea & lemonade comes in mason jars. I think they know the way to my heart…
If you ever are craving a chopped salad & are from the north shore area of Illinois, then check this place out. They currently have two locations, one in Highland Park & one in Vernon Hills.
As for last night’s workout, my coach wanted us to complete 2 x 10k. For the first 10k I beat my personal record (PR) by a lot. I felt, and still feel, so proud of myself for that. It’s very hard to beat PRs when you are on the rowing machine by yourself vs with your teammates. Somehow, I managed to do well anyway. I really think that it’s because I have been pushing myself harder lately. I guess I’m going to have to keep working hard!
As for the rest of today, I only have one plan.. and it’s studying. I have a chem test tomorrow & I want to make sure that I do very well. This week also happens to be the last week of summer school, so I will probably be stressing out over the two tests I have in the span of four days. With that said, I may or may not write very much in these next four days.
Wish me luck this week!
How did you all spend your weekend?