Monday, July 19, 2010

48 hours full of fun and sun

Ok so maybe not the full 48 hours of the weekend was spent having fun in the sun ... part of that time we spent sleeping.  Ah yes sleeping.  Ryan and I actually slept in both Saturday and Sunday (well if you don't count waking up at 6:30 to take Honey "I have the world's smallest dog bladder" outside and then coming back to bed).  We managed to pull ourselves out of our semi-comfortable bed around 10am on Saturday and decided on our game plan for the day.  We would eat breakfast (I made egg whites, Canadian bacon, and a blueberry/banana smoothie) and then head off to the Winter Park Country Club to play some golf.

We made it to the golf course around 11:45am and started our 9 hole game.  We are such bad golfers that we even forgot to get scorecards to keep track of our terrible scores (shucks).  The walking 9 holes are situated in historic downtown Winter Park.  Some of the holes are even next to the local cemetery ... spooky!  After chugging liters of water we managed to sweat through the entire course in 2 hours.  By this point we were starving and headed over to 4 Rivers Smokehouse for some lunch.

This place was packed!  It seemed everyone wanted some delicious BBQ lunch around 2pm on Saturday afternoon.  The line didn't stop us from (im)patiently waiting to order and take home some really good food.  We both got the brisket sandwich with 2 sides; I chose macaroni and cheese and their BBQ beans and Ryan got the fried pickles and potato salad.  Along with this we ordered a piece of cornbread and biscuit AND a slice of pecan pie.  Oh and naturally we ordered 2 sweet iced teas.  All of the food was delicious!  It was definitely the best BBQ I've eaten in central Florida and would go back there in the future (except this time I would call in my order first and avoid waiting in line).

The rest of the afternoon is pretty hazy ... I think Ryan and I passed out from a food coma.  We managed to pull ourselves out of said coma and met up with Chris at Mucho's for some margaritas and chips and salsa.  Ole!

Although we didn't have any real exercise on Saturday, I'd like to think walking around the golf course pulling a cart that held my golf bag was a great work out.  Regardless it was time to have some real exercise after skipping our kenpo work out for p90x on Saturday.

Sunday morning Ryan and I got a late start on our run (probably because I didn't want to get out of bed), but still managed to get out to Lake Eola by 9:45am.  We ran 2 outer loops (close to 2.25 miles) at a pretty decent pace.  Then we went to Publix to buy some subs for lunch and did some grocery shopping.  After we ate lunch (at this point we were famished since we had skipped breakfast) we headed down to the pool to enjoy some of the gorgeous weather. 

Our pool time was cut short since we were heading over to Winter Park Village with Chris to see "Inception."  Wow, what a crazy movie.  I really had to focus on what was going on and think about what I was seeing.  Really good movie but definitely need to see it again to really grasp all of the concepts. 

For dinner I made ground beef with dried fruit (apricots, craisins, golden raisins) and olives, seasoned with cinnamon, paprika, cumin, and garlic salt, on top of brown rice.  On the side we had a spinach salad with cherry tomatoes and baby bella mushrooms.  It was fast and easy to make plus very delicious.

All in all it was an active weekend spent both outdoors and indoors, with some exercise mixed in. 

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