A bonus Date Night this week!! Extra shocking because we tried something new again instead of resorting to old faves.
I didn’t realize The Über Sausage had a location in LoHi because it’s kind of tucked around the corner. But I noticed it on Yelp, and I was immediately a fan of all the options when I read the menu online. I love that they offer all their sandwiches as wraps or salads. That means it’s a place that makes both of us happy. Kevin has gotten super grumbly because I now refuse to eat foods like Chinese or pizza on Date Nights because 8PM on a Thursday night is just a little too close to 5AM Friday CrossFit, and I had a few uncomfortable experiences!! Haha.
We are so hip. Haha.
It was actually super empty for a Thursday night. I’m guessing it’s more of a lunch spot, and there are quite a few popular dinner restaurants nearby — like the super cool Linger, Root Down, blah, blah, blah.
The Club -
Roasted Rosemary Chicken Sausage, Melted Swiss Cheese, Crispy Bacon, Avocado, Tomato, Arugula and Tarragon Aioli
I asked for the aioli on the side because to me that stuff is suspiciously like mayo. Maybe that’s just my inner Midwestern girl talking, but I’m never crazy about it. I loved the way they made it into a salad — it was really good!!! Arugula is the best.
On the side — tater tots!! With cheese and pico de gallo. Yay! They have a few other options for topping them, and Kevin chose to use some of their fun seasoning salt shakers.
Right outside our window was the walking bridge to downtown Denver. We actually walked around for a while after dinner. Parking is terrible in that area, but it’s fine in the summer because it’s so nice to walk around.
Kevin’s picks. I can’t remember his sandwich — but it was something with lamb. And do you see that ketchup? Yeah. We don’t keep that at home. Double ew.
So we loved it. We’ll be back to try some other thing on the menu. Plus it’s another place that’s super close to home.
Yesterday afternoon, I managed to read an entire book in between piano students. It was pretty good — not amazing, but I enjoyed it. I definitely identified with the theme of the close friendships between women. And it just made me miss my friends even more! But I know my Denver kindred spirit is out there somewhere.
This morning’s wod just made me whiny.
5 rounds for time:
Gross. I hate it when there’s two movements I can’t quite do (yet) — those first two! I’m making some decent progress on handstand push-ups, but definitely not to the level that I could do 50 in a workout. I can do a few reps with the help of 2 abmats. And my hands are not in great shape right now (from blisters and whatnot) so I didn’t like the idea of being on the bar at all. I’m close to being able to get one ttb, but definitely had to scale it and do knees-to-elbows in the workout. There’s usually one thing in the workout I don’t quite have mastered, but when there are 2 movements like that back to back, things just ugly. I was certain I would be the last finish!! And those weighted lunges weren’t a cakewalk either. I wanted to revert to 25lb dumbbells, but they were all taken. I guess I’m glad I didn’t. I finished just fine. I can’t remember my time though. All that matters is that I finished before Kevin, right? Haha. Don’t worry. He’s really the one one I whine to anyways. You don’t want to let your coaches hear that. They’ll get you.
Then, I went home and practiced double unders. And got the jump rope stuck in my hair. Bad.
That rope is really old and frayed so it was really hard to get out from behind my back. I have a new one — I just haven’t adjusted the handles yet. The good news is that I managed to string together 13 double unders before it happened. Also good news is that I love my hair color. Haha.
Pippa Cordelia is always annoyed when I practice pull-ups and double unders on the back patio because she’d rather be inside in bed. She could stay in there if she wanted, but she feels she has to keep an eye on me. And the squirrels.
I wish someone would keep an eye on the Boykin. Seriously caught him eating one of my student’s flashcards. Haha.He would. And no, I didn’t let him finish it after I took the picture!!!
Have you read anything good lately? It’s time for Summer Reading, people.
What’s your best/worst thing to eat the night before a workout? Worst — is definitely flamin’ hot cheetos. No contest. Although I find pizza really gives me a junk food hangover too. I think it’s just because I don’t really eat a lot of cheese these days. The best? I don’t really know because I usually only notice when I feel bad. I think our main issue is just that we eat so late (because I ‘m teaching piano) and then go to the gym at 5AM. I’m still going early in the summer with Kevin. I’m super nice, right? We’ll see if that lasts through July!!
What move makes you whiny in a workout? The top two offenders would be push-ups and pull-ups, but I’m really working on both of them so perhaps they will be come my best moves!?!?