I feel like I’ve been on the move all day! It feels good to finally be at home.
After a nice, long shower following this morning’s 10k race, my tummy started rumblin’ again.
I boiled some water to make pasta while roasting asparagus in the oven and steaming broccoli in the microwave. I had all the appliances in use!
I knew I needed a lunch with staying power since we were going to be bowling from 1 to 4 p.m. Pasta with veggies seemed like a great option.
After inhaling lunch, Ryan and I headed to Boardwalk Bowl for an afternoon of bowling to raise money for Junior Achievement with his coworkers.
Our team was a fun one! Ryan and his buddy Rob were quite the bowlers and were neck-in-neck throughout the first game.
Ryan got three strikes in a row (a turkey!) and just barely nudged him out for the win. It was a lot of fun to watch!
Our friend Katie was also a big winner… She won the top pirze for the worst score in the first round (a 43 in case you were wondering). As a former winner of this prize, I was especially proud of her.
A little after 4 p.m., greasy bowling alley food was brought out for us to snack on.
I was pretty hungry but knew Ryan and I had plans to head out for a date night right after bowling, so I limited my snacking to a couple of pigs in a blanket and a chicken finger.
We left about 30 minutes later and headed right to Paco’s, a small Mexican restaurant we’ve heard great things about.
Whenever we’ve driven by Paco’s, the parking lot is packed and now we know why!
Within five minutes of our waiter bringing chips and homemade salsa to our table, they were gooone!
Our food was delivered to our table very quickly, which was wonderful because I was hungry!
I downed the chicken tacos like it was my job and had several bites of Ryan’s enchiladas. Tasty!
After dinner, we headed home to our energetic puppy.
Since it wasn’t quite dark outside yet, we took her on a 40 minute walk around the lake by our apartment to let our dinner digest a bit before heading out for dessert.
Dessert = McDonald’s shamrock shakes!!!
I love milkhakes and McDonald’s makes a mean shake!
My McDonald’s shake flavor rankings are as follows:
- Strawberry shake
- Shamrock shake
- Pumpkin shake
- Eggnog shake
I drank a big diet coke while we were bowling today and I think it triggered my sweet tooth so the shamrock shake hit the spot!
I’ve read a lot of articles about diet soda and I don’t drink it often. I definitely think it makes me want sugary foods… Something about the sweetness of the soda sets me off!
Do you drink diet soda?