We had a BOGO coupon for Modmarket so we decided to cash it in tonight!
Hehe. Kevin didn’t know I was getting him in that shot. He was just patiently standing by, waiting on me to take a picture. I had checked out their menu online before I went and thought some of the calorie counts were a little high, but I decided to give it a chance.
Thai Coconut Salad
Mixed greens, sweet potato, grated coconut, cucumber, herb roasted chicken, peanut mango dressing
I asked for the dressing on the side because I’m not a big mango fan, but I loved it! It was so good.But my favorite part of the salad was the little sweet potato thingers.
The coconut was really good in there too. You barely needed to use any dressing because those two things brought flavor!
I feel like you’re not getting a good idea from this picture how enormous this salad was!! I felt like there was so much salad on the plate I could hardly eat it. I gave Kevin a whole normal salad’s worth, plus left about 1/5 of it on the plate!! Definitely a full meal.
Kevin’s Pepita pizza was the size of like… a frozen pizza you’d get from the store. We were so impressed. That explains the calorie counts. We could easily share a pizza and maybe 1/2 a salad! I did have a little slice, and it was delicious!
Modmarket has Boylan Fountain sparkling beverages. We’d never tried them before but thought they were pretty good. Kevin said he preferred them over the Zevia drinks, but I’m not convinced on that one.
Mod interior. Lots of great seating.
Now isn’t THIS cool:
Nutrition facts on the RECEIPT! I love that. I hate it when restaurants don’t have nutrition facts (LARKBURGER!! SPICY PICKLE!!!!!). So of course it wins my heart when they have it for take-home like that. Way to go, Modmarket! Also, I have to mention that we had excellent service. I love it when people are friendly and helpful without hovering. Perfect dinner.
Corrie Anne, you have NOT been running enough. I’m all up in burpee bliss but I want to keep up my speed and endurance. While I agree that these workouts help, if you want to pound 7-somethings in a race you need to have that painful experience in your memory. Haha.
I chose a combo workout from the lovely Runner’s World.
Combo: Tempo + Hills
Payoff: Finish Strong
McGregor, 29, the 2006 USA 10-K national champion, sought to simulate the late-race hills she’d encounter in the New York City Marathon by running four 400-meter hills, logging three miles of tempo running on flats, then doing another four hill repeats. The hill-tempo-hill combination built endurance and leg strength, and in New York last November, she ran 2:32, good for ninth place. “I didn’t feel like the hills were a hindrance,” says McGregor. “Whatever fatigue I felt toward the end would have been worse had I not done those workouts.”
Do It Yourself: Find a 200-meter hill and do two to four repeats, jogging downhill for recovery. Then run three miles at long tempo pace (half-marathon pace or about 85 to 90 percent of maximum heart rate). Finish with another two to four hill repeats.
This is what it looked like for me:
- Ran 1.5 warm-up with Boyd around the neighborhood.
- Ran 4 sets of hills (1 mile) – 10:03(including recovery)
- Ran 3 miles @ 7:35 pace – sweaty!!!!!!!!!!
- Ran 4 set of hills (1 mile) – 11:49(slower recoveries)
I found a four miler on the 4th so I should make a goal. 3o minutes? I’ll try to practice for a rather unrealistic 28ish, but I’m honestly not a good racer. 4 miles is a nice distance though, right? I think 5 is my current favorite though. What’s yours?
So, P.S., the most annoying thing happened to me tonight. I got a piece of lettuce stuck in my tonsils!!! I have monster tonsils. They’re HUGE. This has only happened to me on one other occasion. I blame it on the large pieces of lettuce in restaurant salads because last time it was at Panera. But I seriously tried to “aggressively gargle” it out for 30 minutes. And then I ate some cookies. For strictly medicinal purposes. I was annoyed that I was eating them, but the internet said to eat peanut butter and we don’t have any. Lol. But I think it worked!!! So it’s worth it!!
Also, another story from today. This morning at work I had to make some phone calls. Kind of a random sampling as sort of an audit. They were totally cold calls, and I had to do a lot of explaining. It was the worst ever. I was totally stressed out. I thought about it first thing when I woke up this morning. My co-workers were listening to me do it because they know I hate talking on the phone. It was my worst nightmare of a task. My boss was out so I was tempted to pawn in off my temp underling, but I didn’t. I did it!! But boy, am I thankful to be done. I can work my 4 hours in peace tomorrow.
Have you ever worked at a job where you have to talk on the phone? Just this one. I guess I did a little work study as a receptionist in college, but that was just answering phones which isn’t so bad.
A real P.S. EIGHT DAYS TILL WE CLOSE ON OUR HOUSE!! I don’t know why I haven’t been talking about it more. I’m just dreading moving again. Lol. I hate moving. I like being in new places, but moving is overrated.