Friday, October 21, 2016

Fitness Friday - 10/21

Hello and happy Friday once again! The weather forecast this weekend promises for a beautiful I'm crossing my fingers it stays true!

Currently Training For:
  • Cajun Cup 10K (Lafayette, LA)
  • Cajun Country Half Marathon (Lafayette, LA)
  • Disney's Princess Half Marathon & Glass Slipper Challenge
  • Rock n Roll New Orleans Half Marathon
Saturday - 6 mile run
Sunday - Rest Day 
Monday - 2 mile run/walk with Brayden
Tuesday - 1 mile walk with Brayden & PT/Leg exercises
Wednesday - Rest Day  
Thursday - 3 mile run
Friday - PT/Leg exercises

This week was a great one here! On Saturday, my friend Heather and I went out for a 6 mile run. Nothing exciting happened, and the miles flew by while we talked. That always makes for a great run!

Sadly, my running group is disbanding in January. Yes, this is the SAME running group I joined when I began running 7 years ago. It will definitely be bittersweet to say goodbye. 

I've heard talk of plans for other groups forming, so we will see what happens! Heather and I pretty much know the routes well and we know the water stops around town so I think we will be's just sad to see our group leave and have to say goodbye.

Brayden's 6 month appt with his pedi was on Monday and he was given the green light to ride along in the BOB while we go for a run! This made things MUCH easier as far as adapting to my husband's work schedule and afternoon runs.

It was super easy to put together, too...I'll share more about my thoughts on the BOB in a blog post next week.

I wasn't sure what Brayden would think of the stroller, but he loved it and the gentle rocking motion helped him fall right asleep! Win win!

I went out for another run with him last night - this time for a legit, real run to see how he handled the BOB.

We made three miles which was awesome - in the walking stroller, 2 miles was usually his limit.

I'm definitely looking forward to more training runs with Brayden now that we can be more flexible with the jogging stroller!

This weekend, I have a 12 mile run on the schedule (eek)! We are also going to take Brayden to the local pumpkin patch for pictures! I can't wait!! :)

Have a fabulous weekend! What are your weekend plans? Anyone running a race? If so, where?

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Food Favorite: Whispering Canyon Cafe

Over the course of the past couple of years, I've shared my favorites about Walt Disney World. It's no secret that I'm slightly obsessed with Ohana and all things bread pudding with bananas foster sauce. However, I do have other food favorites around Walt Disney World - one of them being Whispering Canyon Cafe at Disney's Wilderness Lodge.

It's been a few years since I've eaten here, but I do love it for all three meals - breakfast, lunch, and dinner! 

Tucked just inside the grand lobby of the Wilderness Lodge is Whispering Canyon Cafe. If you happen to visit the lodge during meal times, you can't miss it!

Don't be alarmed by your server's name - they are in it to have a great time and you will too! The servers here are full of shenanigans and will leave you laughing until your side hurts!

Hands down, my favorite menu item is the "Skillet". It's an all-you-care-to-eat style option and comes with an assortment of great food items.

For breakfast, the skillet includes: Scrambled Eggs, Western Home Fries, Bacon, Sausage, Waffles, Buttermilk Biscuits, and Sausage Gravy.

For lunch, the skillet includes: Slow-smoked Pork Ribs, Barbecued Pulled Pork, Roasted Glazed Chicken, and Western-style Sausage served with Mashed Yukon Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, and Cowboy-style Baked Beans.

Finally, for dinner, the skillet includes: Mixed Greens tossed in an Apple Vinaigrette Dressing and Fresh-baked Cornbread (not pictured). Featuring Slow-smoked Pork Ribs, Barbecued Pulled Pork, Roasted Glazed Chicken, Beef Brisket, and Western-style Sausage served with Seasonal Farm Fresh Vegetables, Mashed Yukon Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, and Cowboy-style Baked Beans.

Apart from a slice of smores cake for dessert (which I don't have a picture of), I haven't tried any additional food options from this restaurant - although looking over their menu definitely makes my mouth water!

Another fun option here are the milkshakes - you can order a milk shake as your drink and it's also "all-you-care-to-enjoy"!

Not that anyone NEEDS that much sugar, but it sure is fun to order a refill! :) 

It's been a while since I've visited and this restaurant is included in our plans for February. I can't wait to go back!

Remember that "good time" I mentioned above? Well, if you need ketchup, your server might make you ask for it...really in to the entire restaurant. You might end up with 12 bottles of ketchup on your table!! 

Also, if you've just run your very first full marathon that morning and can hardly move by the evening, they might make you stand and do the hokey pokey. Yep. True story.

The food options here make for a GREAT post-runDisney race meal, by the way!

We were told to "hold up our medals". Well, my husband thought he would be funny and hold up his "metal"...aka his fork. Lordy...see what I live with?! 

This restaurant is definitely best when visited with friends. Your servers will make sure you have a good time and laugh until your sides hurt! You won't leave disappointed, that's for sure!

Have you ever tried Whispering Canyon Cafe? If so, did you like it? What's your favorite meal to eat here?

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