But keep the ol-ld!
Hello new Asics!
I went to Inside Out Sports here in Charlotte to be re-fit for sneakers after work. I came home with the same pair I had – new version of course. I tried on Asics, Saucony and Brooks. The Asics (2150) felt the most comfortable. The Sauconys had a big arch lump that I feared would hurt on long runs, but the shoes were super comfy. And I hated the Brooks! They felt like plastic tennis shoes from Wal-Mart. So my old favorites it was!
Is that not the most beautiful shoe insert you have ever seen!?!?
I did end up eating my yogurt at 4:30 in the car on the way there. I really liked this blueberry flavor of Siggi’s! Normally flavored yogurts are super sweetened, but this was NOT! In a good way. It was flavored but tangy with only 10 grams of sugar. Fun times!
Once I had raced back home, raced to pack (and photograph!) my lunch, straightened up the house and unpacked my work bag, it was time to head back out! Karen was treating us to a mid-week dinner!
Sporting my Pilar bag (there are still a few blue ones left!) and my greens
Our destination was The Palm, a famous Charlotte restaurant that we had yet to try out in almost 5 years of living here (man, I can’t believe we’ve lived here for 5 years?!)
The restaurant has all kinds of faces and signatures over the walls
I just happened to notice one in particular. My old boss at the publishing company I worked for right out of college (I was the editor of a small visitor magazine for a year and a half).
But tragically, Mary Margaret passed away last year from lung cancer 🙁 It was very sad to see her photo.
Karen and I enjoyed mocktails of Pellegrino and lime –
And in the St. Patty’s spirit, Matt got a Guinness
The killer bread basket featured GREAT HARVEST bread!!! We were all pleased 🙂
And as if we had never had it before, we tasted them all. For quality purposes, of course 😉
The purpose of our visit was to check out the $3.50 Bar Menu, but we all ended up with salads ("for the nutrients") to complement the pub grub.
I got the East Coast, which was a pile of green beans, tomatoes, bacon and shrimp. I thought it would have been on lettuce and that the toppings would have been sparse, but it was all chunk!
Our server noticed when I comment on the lack of lettuce and asked if I wanted a side of lettuce to go with my salad. LOL – I said yes!
I enjoyed it so much!! I ate about 2/3 of it and gave the rest to Matt (dressing was vinegar and olive oil on the size that I drizzled on)
Bar food came out shortly after
We got the crabcakes with mango salsa (which were my favorite!)
The Filet Mignon Sliders with Tomato, Mozz and Basil (which were a bit cold and just OK – but the basil was delish!)
And calamari (which was standard but good)
I had a taste of all three, although I gave half my slider to Matt cause I’m just not the slider type.
Two after-dinner mints for dessert!! Oh, and one more bite of bread
It’s been one of those days where I just haven’t had time to breathe. I’m going up to bed at 8:18 and going to read some blogs and hopefully will be ASLEEP by 9:00 so I can get in a full 8 hours tonight.
Already excited about oats + coffee