Sunday, January 26, 2014

Chicago Restaurant Week + Triangle 4 to 1 Treadmill Run.

K and I went shopping after work on Friday to search for new pairs of ski tights because it was time for replacements, and in case we need them to venture outdoors this week {another few days of epic cold are headed this way tonight... I don't want to talk about it!} I also picked up a few fun items:

A yoga hand towel to prevent slipping/falling on my face during sculpt classes, a stretchy wrist wallet for running outdoors, and maple almond butter - I'm most excited about that butter this morning!

Last night we ventured out to dinner for Chicago Restaurant Week, an event that expanded to two weeks this year. Over 200 restaurants are participating, offering prix fixe menus with 3 or 4 courses for a set price. The idea is you can get a better value during this event than you normally would, and it's a great excuse to try new places. We are taking advantage of the long event with three reservations, and we started with Bistro Campagne.

The food was delicious! Bistro Campagne is a restaurant I have wanted to visit for years. They offer French 'country' style dining, with very traditional French dishes. We had an onion tart, mussels, Amish chicken, trout, creme brulee and an amazing bread pudding "muffin" with figs and vanilla bean ice cream. My favorites were the mussels and fig bread pudding. Also the bottle of wine that we added on, obviously.

Enjoying that amazing meal is also a great excuse to get to the gym today - everything in moderation, right? I haven't shared as many treadmill runs this month, because I keep doing similar versions of the Increasing Speed Treadmill Workout. But late last week I tried this treadmill triangle workout, and it got me to 5 miles and made the time fly by. I ran this on a 0.5% incline.

Enjoy your Sunday!

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