Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sushi in Sandusky and a Neighborhood Run

Good evening!

When I last left you, I mentioned that Jenny and I were on the hunt for a good place to eat dinner. Well, she stumbled upon a sushi place online that had pretty good reviews and we both agreed that it sounded like a great choice. We ended up at Samurai Japanese Steak House, which was right down the road from our hotel (we stayed at the Best Western and loved it – such a nice hotel).

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It wasn’t much on the outside, but the inside was a lot more impressive.

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I ordered two rolls – the Spicy Crunchy 2 in 1 roll (spicy salmon, spicy crab, and avocado) and the spicy shrimp roll.

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Love the little bits of crunch they put on top!

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They were both delicious, but neither were very spicy. I quickly remedied that with the special dipping sauce that was placed at our table.

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It had a real kick and was exactly what these rolls needed to boost the flavor Winking smile.

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The restaurant was located dangerously close to a Cold Stone, so of course we had to make a quick stop after dinner.

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Did you know that Cold Stone now has frozen yogurt?! We both gave it a try and liked it a lot – I went with cake batter yogurt with Oreos and Jenny got the chocolate yogurt with peanut butter and banana. It was good! The perfect end to our fun visit to Cedar Point.

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This morning we both woke up at 5:45 so we could get an early start on our respective drives home. I had a six hour drive back up north to Traverse City and pulled into our driveway right around noon. Once inside, I didn’t waste any time getting to work on my huge to-do list. First, up: a three mile run!

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My neighborhood is extremely hilly so I don’t normally run around it, but I managed to find a flat loop that is exactly 1/3 of a mile all the way around. It is so convenient to have found this so close to my house! Additionally, I get a nice little warm-up walking up the hills to the loop and a good cool down walking back down when I’m done Open-mouthed smile. Today a completed nine laps (with only one extremely short walking break) and I’m totally stoked about it. I didn’t take my Garmin because sometimes it discourages me when I’m constantly checking my pace, but I’m sure I finished around 36 minutes or so. I’m going to try to make outdoor runs a more regular occurrence because it saves so much time not having to drive to the gym. Plus, I think running outdoors will help prepare me much better for upcoming races.

Oh, speaking of running, I wanted to tell you about these new running socks that I purchased the other day.

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They are the Asic's Performance Running Hydrology socks and I tested them out this afternoon for the first time. I was a little nervous because they looked a lot thinner than previous running socks that I’ve used, but I love them! I have to wear running socks because otherwise I get terrible blisters, and my feet were one hundred percent blister free after today’s run. Definitely recommend these socks if you are prone to blisters like I am!


Alright, I only have an hour an a half before bed and I still have a lot to get done tonight – gotta jet!

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