Drive along the coast

Yesterday morning we got up and my dad and I decided to run – even though we’d walked and run 12 miles total the day before!  It was worth it though.  I went for a very slow 3.2 mile jog; my dad went a little faster and did about 4 miles.  When we got back I did Buns and Thighs Yoga again.

Breakfast was a new creation:

  • half an acorn squash, microwaved and then broiled.  I put a little bit of olive oil on it because I’ve been lacking in the healthy fats department recently and my skin is starting to complain.
  • 2 scrambled egg whites with 2 teaspoons sugar and a dash of cinnamon
  • 1/2 banana and 1/2 cup applesauce for topping
  • an apple on the side

We decided to drive down to Santa Cruz, check out the boardwalk, and then drive up the coast to Half Moon Bay and come home.  It was fun!  We walked around by the beach (Dad’s never seen/touched  the Pacific before) for 20-30 minutes, then went back to the car to have the nice scenic drive up to Half Moon Bay.  We passed a lot of farms and farm stands, and just enjoyed the scenery.

When we got to Half Moon Bay we were pretty hungry so we stopped for lunch.  I got a turkey wrap on a spinach tortilla.  I finished it all – it also came with chips but I gave them to Dad.  I also had an apple.

I laid in bed for an hour or so when we got back, then made a snack:

And then we waited for Bobby to get home.  He was proctoring this puzzle competition at Stanford for Microsoft.  For dinner we went to Red Lobster!  We all got the same thing – 1 pound of snow crab legs.  It also came with a garden salad (honey mustard dressing on the side) and a side (I got broccoli).  We all finished and I was the first one done 🙂  I’m good at eating crab.

After dinner we dropped Bobby off at his ping pong lesson and headed over to Borders for a while, then picked him up.  I was starving at this point for some reason!  So I had a lot of fruit and I was totally satisfied.  The funny thing is, I didn’t even feel that full after all of the fruit.  Maybe because I’ve gotten so much exercise the last few days?

  • 1/2 cup soy ice cream (espresso and green tea flavors) with a microwaved apple topped with cinnamon
  • some pineapple
  • 2 persimmons (1 unpictured)
  • some unpictured frozen mango chunks for TJ’s

It was a very nice day with my dad; I’m so happy he’s here.  Today looks like it’s going to be fun – we’re about to head out to the farmers’ market in a few minutes.  I’ll fill you in tonight.  Have a wonderful Sunday!

14 Comments on Drive along the coast

  1. joanna
    9 November, 2008 at 1:07 pm (8 years ago)

    the ice cream with the apples looks so good… especially the green tea.

    and let me just say that whoever takes ping pong lessons is amazing!!! i love it.

  2. jess
    9 November, 2008 at 1:17 pm (8 years ago)

    Wow, that turkey wrap looks really good- of course not quite as amazing and decadent as red lobster!

    And of course you don’t feel super full- you’ve walked and ran, like, a marathon and a half the past couple days 😉

    p.s. I’m ‘Tagging’ you!!!

    Have a great end of your weekend!

  3. Peggy
    9 November, 2008 at 1:29 pm (8 years ago)

    So did you go to the same little out of the way cafe we went to in Half Moon Bay for that great turkey wrap? It looks pretty awesome.

    The thing about the Pacific Ocean, to us easterners, is that it is on the wrong side! It gets sunsets not sunrises :^)

  4. ttfn300
    9 November, 2008 at 1:46 pm (8 years ago)

    wow, great eats! I’m tagging you for a meme, check out my latest post!

  5. Melissa S.
    9 November, 2008 at 2:16 pm (8 years ago)

    what a great day and eats!!!! everything you picked looks wonderful!

  6. Kelly Olexa
    9 November, 2008 at 2:17 pm (8 years ago)

    That invention looks awesome!! Gosh, I really need to get more creative in my food! You are so motivating me to do that!

  7. mi
    9 November, 2008 at 3:04 pm (8 years ago)

    i am just SO envious of your espresso/green tea soy ice cream!!! i love both flavours so much 😀 and i LOVE persimmon!!! i’ve yet to have one this season!
    oh and i’m a HUGE crab fan. nothing not to love here!

  8. Lyss
    9 November, 2008 at 3:32 pm (8 years ago)

    I have tagged you in my blog! Participate if you may like. 🙂

  9. Sharon
    9 November, 2008 at 4:36 pm (8 years ago)

    Great eats! It sounds like you’re enjoying your time with your Dad! Enjoy your time at the Farmer’s Market!

    By the way, you’ve been tagged!

  10. Erica
    9 November, 2008 at 5:43 pm (8 years ago)

    You run with your dad? That is so cool! Its such a bonding experience to workout together!

  11. VeggieGirl
    9 November, 2008 at 6:32 pm (8 years ago)

    Amaaaazing eats and time with Dad!! 😀

  12. Kristie
    9 November, 2008 at 9:51 pm (8 years ago)

    Looove the breakfast idea. Acorn squash madness! It sounds deelish.

    Glad you had a great day with your dad!

  13. Becky
    10 November, 2008 at 10:52 am (8 years ago)

    My favorite thing was the brand new pashmina I found at the consignment shop for 9 bucks. Oh, and the 3 pounds I lost this week! 🙂
    Those squash fries look deeeelish!

  14. Lara
    11 November, 2008 at 2:04 pm (8 years ago)

    Oh wow your crab is making me so jealous! That sounds like something I would do with my dad!