Dining out before the long run

by Joanne on July 17, 2010

Today was a long run.  It was tough because Shane did his long run of 8 miles earlier in the week and wasn’t going to go for 2 1/2 hours with me today. He and I set out for 5 1/2 miles before I dropped him off at home to continue on my way.  That’s the hard part:  dropping him off at home.  As he looked at me through the window, I so wanted to stay home with him and play ball in the back yard.  That couldn’t happen. I had at least 2 plus hours of running ahead of me.

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As much as I hate it, I carried the water belt with me even after dropping Shane off.  This allowed me to carry some electrolyte replacements and a couple of energy gels (eewww!).  I had one gel at 5 1/2 miles and the other with an electrolyte tablet at 10 1/2.

The route was through Valley View and the switchbacks.  I doubled round the switchbacks (2x)  then up to the eagle.  On my way to the eagle I passed a man struggling to walk.  He was so bow legged there was no way he’d catch a pig in a pokey!  He said “I’m having trouble walking today.  I hurt my hip.”  I said “I hope it feels a bit better after you walk it out”.  Short but sweet and concerned conversation.  That meant my pace was good:  conversational slow pace.      

There wasn’t a lot of activity out there today. I only saw two other runners, about 4- 6 walkers and no golfers. Maybe there was a tournament later in the day?

At mile 14, I started drinking water about every 1/2 mile.  I was getting tired.  It was so nice when my Garmin rang out 16 and I was at the back door of the house.  

The end result: 16 miles.   Total miles ran this week:  47.14

Dining out at The Lake House

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Work seems to be getting in the way of all our fun.  Ted couldn’t play golf Friday because there was a project that had to be completed before the weekend.  He was pretty spent and was ready for a nice meal out.  Not that he doesn’t get nice meals in, but when we’re out, he doesn’t have to clean up.

The Lake House was just perfect with a quiet atmosphere made interesting by all the memorabilia. 

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Hope that guy wasn’t an unsatisfied customer who voiced his opinion?!!!

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Ledger from 1945

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As usual, we began with select cocktails

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The Witte (pronounced “Vitty”) was a bit too mild for Ted. I liked it. It’s a wheat beer, cool and refreshing without a trace of hoppy after taste.  The Chardonnay was not good. I’m not sure what vineyard it was from but it was very weak for a chard.

We perused the menu which offered a lot of interesting choices for us.

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For starters, we had the Baked Farmers Tomato and the Tabbouleh.

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The tomato was fabulous. It had a hint of sweetness in the mix, not too heavy and a perfect dish to share.

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Oddly enough, neither Ted nor I could detect any trace of lemon in the tabbouleh.  It was very bulgur wheat-ish.  I like my tabbouleh with more parsley, cucumber, tomatoes and lemon.  However, it was different and tasty.  We couldn’t complain.

Hey! Who drank my beer?!!1

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Sorry… I just happened to capture Ted peering down the bottle. No clue why. We had a little laugh about it.

The home made bread was warm and moist…

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The salad was small with mixed greens, tomato, onion and served with a homemade raspberry vinaigrette. Loved the vinaigrette!

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Even though each course took a while to make it to our table, the setting was quiet and relaxing.  There was plenty to talk about and to look at.

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Dinners arrived!  Ted had ribs and I had swordfish served with a citrus pesto.  Instead of pasta, I had steamed broccoli

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Look how much care the chef took to present this dish. Wonderful!

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In my opinion the fish was done to perfection.  Ted would have enjoyed a rib that was a little more tender or falling off the bone, but he didn’t leave a scrap on his plate so they must have been good.

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The coffee smooth and rich.

We were paid a visit by a friendly cat who I was trying to capture in a photo.  The owner quickly came and whisked kitty-kitty (that was the cat’s name) away but not before I captured BOTH of them with my camera

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When we arrived we were greeted by a white lazy dog.  As we left, the dog was in the same position however, offered a yawn and continued with his mid summer’s night dreaming.

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An enjoyable drive home with the top down and the half moon above.

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The Lake House in Richfield Springs.  Highly recommended.

A Movie Review:

The Bounty Hunter

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Cute.  Enjoyable. Nothing outrageously special.  We had a few laughs. Ted only drifted off to sleep for about 10 minutes. 

Jennifer Aniston has some great facial expressions.  Gerard Butler played the part perfectly.  The story line could have been improved upon.  It was very predictable but a good movie over all.  Jennifer Aniston plays a reporter after a good story but should appear in court after “assaulting  an officer”.  Gerard Butler is assigned to her case since she skipped court in an attempt to get the story.  Funny. Light. Enjoyable.

I’d like to see “Inception” with Leonardo DiCaprio, but it is a long movie, 2 1/2 hours so that’s one we’ll wait for on DVD. 

What’s the next movie you’re looking  forward to seeing?

Joanne

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    • At 2010.07.17 11:14, Monet said:

      Wow! I’m so impressed with how much you run! You’ve inspired me to go on a 3 mile walk this morning 🙂 And I must say, your dinner last night looked amazing. I loved that baked tomato stuffed with wholesome grains. Delicious
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      • At 2010.07.17 20:56, Joanne said:

        I wasn’t very happy with my running this week. Sure it was some good miles but they were way too slow for what I’m shooting for. Oh well. Maybe next week. Thanks for the comments 🙂

        • At 2010.07.17 20:45, Bela said:

          Congrats on the 16 miles! The Lake House looks great (minus that first sculpture)….and your swordfish was so thick, usually hard to cook perfect. Glad you had a fabulous evening!
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          • At 2010.07.17 20:57, Joanne said:

            Yeah…not sure why that figure even made it in the foyer of such a pretty place. Odd.

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