Yesterday was one of those days when Ryan and I needed some motivation to go running. What motivates me the most when it comes to running? Eating cheeseburgers. My deal with Ryan was that we could try a new burger place IF, and only if, we ran at least 3 miles together. It's been a nice change of pace (haha I love puns) running outside instead of at the YMCA since the weather has been so fantastic lately. We finished our 3 mile run and showered and got ready for some dinner.
We headed straight to the Burger Company, but were disappointed to see that they were only open for lunch on Mondays and were currently closed. So after feeling pretty dejected, we looked across the street and saw Pinky's Westside Grill. After some minor cajoling I got Ryan to head over there.
We started off the meal with some crab hush puppies. These were quite the hit and held us over while we waited for our burgers. All of the hamburgers are 5 oz and feature a variety of different toppings. I stuck with a basic burger with cheddar cheese, and added lettuce, onions, and pickles (unfortunately for me the kitchen forgot the pickles). Although no sides came with the burgers, mine was relatively cheap at only $4.50 (originally $3.75 but $0.75 charge for cheese). Ryan ordered the:
White Trash Burger
Juicy five-ounce burger with provolone, fried pickles & onion rings and spicy ranch sauce
On the side we ordered some waffle fries. I chose Coca Cola classic to wash down my meal while Ryan stuck with a Dr. Brown's cream soda.
The food was good. The service left much to be desired for. The bill came in at $20 before tip so our impetuous meal did not break the bank. All in all I'm glad that I ran those 3 miles for my cheeseburger.
After living in Charlotte NC for 6 years and giving birth to two wonderful little boys, my husband and I have returned to the sunshine state ... FLORIDA! Currently living in Orlando where I'm a SAHM to Mason (4 year old) and Anderson (1 year old). Also have an adorable pup Honey. 99% of my workouts revolve around running ... I love cheeseburgers and use them as running fuel the night before EVERY race. It's a ritual. Why mess with what works?
2017 January 14th - Park Ave 5k (22:55) January 29th - Town of Celebration Half Marathon (1:56:33) February 11th - Run 4 Love 4 mile (30:27) March 25th - Winter Park racefest 10k (47:49)
2016 January 16th - CRC Trail race 4 miler (41:12) February 20th - Charlotte 10 miler (1:20:18) March 12th - Shamrock 4 miler (30:04) March 19th - Elizabeth 8k (37:12 - 3rd female 30-34) March 26th - Know Your Craft 5k (22:25 - 2nd female 30-34) May 8th - The Friends Run 10k (48:26 - 1st overall female) August 13th - Celebration of Running 5k (24:00 - 3rd female 30-34) September 17th - Rock n Run 5k (22:59) October 16th - U Can Finish 5 miler (38:20)
2015 May 10th - Mother's Day 5k (23:20 - 1st female 30-34) June 6th - NoDa 5k (23:20 - 3rd female 30-34) August 8th - NC Music Factory Rock n Run 5k (22:25 - 1st female 30-34) August 29th - Sundae Run 5k (22:08 - 1st female 30-34) September 26th - Isabella Santos 10k (49:02) October 17th - Rocktoberfest half marathon (1:57:30)
2014 March 8th - BB&T Corporate Cup half marathon (1:51:26) March 23rd - Charlotte 10 miler (1:23:00) - 3rd in age group April 5th - Know Your Craft 5k (22:25 - 3rd female overall) May 3rd - Mayday 5k (22:27 - 3rd female overall) May 17th - Run! Ballantyne 10k (47:44 - 3rd female 30-34) June 7th - NoDa 5k (22:11 - 2nd female 30-34) July 4th - Spectacular 4 miler (30:49) September 13th - Hit the Brixx 10k (53:31) September 27th - South End Shuffle 5k (25:20) 2013 February 23rd - Charlotte 10 miler (1:28:08) March 16th - Shamrock 4 miler (30:49) April 27th - CPCC skyline 5k (26:39 - with Mason in BOB) May 18th - Run! Ballantyne 5k (24:49 - with Mason in BOB) August 24th - Yiasou Greek Fest 5k (23:24 - with Mason in BOB) September 7th - Hog Jog 5k (23:29 - with Mason in BOB) - 1st in age group September 21st - Showmar's 5k (24:23 - with Mason in BOB) - 1st in baby jogger division October 12th - Rocktoberfest Half Marathon (1:51:19) November 2nd - Pajama Run 5k (22:21) - 1st in age group
2012 June 2nd - King Tiger 5k (25:03) June 16th - Carolinas Care 5k (24:30) - 3rd place in age group July 4th - Spectacular 4 miler (33:31) August 25th - Orthocarolina Classic 10k (52:04) September 29th - Ramblin Rose 5 miler (44:49)