Monday, July 21, 2014

A weekend of workouts

On Saturday and Sunday I completed both workouts at the Harris YMCA. Both days were overcast/rainy so our usual family pool day was out.

Instead Ryan and I dropped Mason off at the childcare Saturday morning so he could let off some steam with the other kids. Ryan and I headed outside to the outdoor track and completed a little over 3 miles before working out inside with the weights.

On Sunday I wasn't really in the mood to run so I headed to a yoga class while Mason napped.



The class was slow and relaxing and worked on a bunch of hip stretches which I enjoyed. I found myself drifting off to sleep and left feeling super relaxed.

I love having so many exercise options at our gym. After dropping off Mason today at camp I plan on heading to the YMCA to run on the indoor track since the humidity level outside is out of control.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Two times two

The past two mornings after Mason's drop off at camp, I've knocked out a quick 2 miles around the neighborhood.

Yesterday I was in a rush to finish my run so that I wouldn't be late to Y readers. It was week 4 of volunteering and I guess that meant my kids were comfortable enough with me to call me out on wearing the same shirt as I wore the week before.
"Do you wear that shirt everyday?"

Um no 6 year old I don't. But thanks for noticing.

This morning I wore a DIFFERENT shirt but only because I hadn't done laundry yet.




Both runs were done during a crisp 70 degree morning. It's crazy to me that I was able to enjoy such cool temperatures in the middle of July. I still managed to get super sweaty though.

Looking forward to higher mileage next week. I don't want to push my knee too hard too quick (pun intended) and ultimately injure myself again.

Zack's Hamburgers

I can't even believe Zack's Hamburgers has a website, but I guess nowadays every place has one.  The place just seems so old school to believe in something like that.

On Tuesday afternoon I twisted Ryan's arm and dragged him over to this new to us spot for lunch.  For you Charlotte readers Zack's Hamburgers is located on the corner of Scaleybark and South Blvd.

 


Ryan ordered the Zack's special and I ordered a double cheeseburger with a side of onion rings:










After adding 2 sweet tea's and a tip, our meal was approximately $17.  Not too shabby for lunch.  

I was pleasantly surprised that my double cheeseburger automatically came without tomatoes ... I've always thought tomatoes did not belong on a burger.  The iceburg lettuce was a bit wilted and yellowed, but the special sauce (thousand island dressing) totally pushed it over the top in a good way.  

The restaurant has been serving Queen City residents hamburgers since 1975 which is super impressive to me.  

The burger and onion rings were tasty.  Dining at Zack's was definitely a step up from McDonald's but not a gourmet burger that you find at other restaurants I've reviewed.  It's a perfect option when you're looking to spend less than $10 on your meal and want something a little nicer than fast food.  There was a huge crowd when we left around noon which goes to show you how popular Zack's really is. 

Zack's is a place that I would stop by again for a quick and tasty meal ... you should too!