Has this turned into a travel blog? Where are the recipes? Where are the workouts? Where is all the healthy stuff? I know, I know… But sometimes life gets in the way of the kitchen and the gym :)
I was in Boston this weekend seeing family, friends and watching some bball. It was my first time back since graduation and I had a blast but it made me miss living there, being in college and playing basketball. Oh woe is me. Totally kidding… life is still great!
I landed in Boston on Friday afternoon and after stopping at CVS to get medicine to unblock my ear (omg most annoying thing ever!) I made a stop at the Holy Grail.
I wanted so much more but I was limited because I did not check luggage. Still picked up some great items.
I stayed in Brookline with my aunt and uncle and we had a delicious sushi dinner at Mr. Sushi. I’m probably the worst person to go to sushi with. I usually stick to my cucumber avocado rolls but after trying the salmon teriyaki rolls I am totally converted.
I worked out with my uncle on Saturday morning and then made breakfast for my wonderful hosts. I was raving about baked oatmeal at dinner so that’s what was on the menu. I tripled my baked cranberry oatmeal but instead of cranberries used bananas, raisins and slivered almonds. I am so glad that they liked it!
I headed downtown to Beacon Hill for lunch with my old coach, mentor and friend. The restaurant choice was easy: The Paramount… my favorite Beantown spot for my favorite pancakes. Who says you can’t have chocolate chip pancakes for lunch?!
The last bite was so sad.
After lunch, we went to Emerson for the games. It was definitely a weird feeling being a spectator but I am so glad I got to see the men and women in action and both teams pulled off big wins! Congrats Lions :)
Dinner was a delicious Buddhas Feast from PF Chang’s and a glass of wine with my favorite 6-foot-baller. Cheers to legal drinks!
The rest of the night was a flashback to freshman year: vodka, Allston, tequila, Patriots, Bud Light. Those were the days. Too bad I don’t handle them as well now… pathetic I know.
Yesterday morning I dragged my hungover self to meet Sarah at FlyWheel for 8am spinning. The class nearly killed me but it was so great to meet Sarah. She’s even nicer in person and a huge running inspiration :)
Before heading to the airport, we made a family brunch. I chopped veggies, my aunt prepared a fruit salad and my uncle made a perfectly cooked frittata. Everything was delicious… team effort!
I didn’t want to leave. I had the four best years of my life in that city. Hoping I might be there again soon. This time, for longer.
Questions of the day…
What did you do this weekend?
What’s your sushi order?