I have attempted about 3 different intros for this post, and they’ve all been complete fails, so I’m just going to jump into the meat of this post. Being non-stop and out-of-town from Friday until Monday made it really difficult for me to make sure I had quality meals. This week’s What I Ate Wednesday post is a little different from my typical ones, thanks to going to the fair Friday night and spending Saturday until Monday in New York City.
As I had touched upon in yesterday’s post, I had never had an apple cider donut until Friday night. That was all I had wanted when Rick and I were at the fair, and the donut did not disappoint. It was the most amazing thing ever!
Rick had been talking about apple crisp the entire night, so when he ordered, he didn’t tell me that he ordered two. One for him and one for me. I put up a little fuss, but he said it was too late. I didn’t eat mine for several minutes, but finally was tempted by the whipped cream, ice cream, and the crunchy top (my fav). I picked around all of the apples, because who wants to be healthy at the fair.
After an unhealthy night out, all I really wanted for the weekend in NYC was to eat as healthy as I could. I packed protein bars, oatmeal packets, peanut butter, protein pancakes, hard-boiled eggs, Applegate turkey and Joseph wraps for protein wraps.
The morning of the race, I enjoyed a bowl of pb oatmeal with this amazing view… if only that damn glare wasn’t there!
I ate that oatmeal at 6:30 am, and with a delayed race start and a maze after the race to the food, I didn’t get to eat until 11 am… and the only thing I could snag was a bag of pretzels which were the best bag of pretzels ever!
Around noon, I was back at my hotel, and snacked on a few hard-boiled eggs, before meeting up with Jen, Chris, James x2, Bill and Brian for a late lunch at 1:30. Bills Bar & Burgers, which was located in our hotel, gave out coupons for buy a burger and get a free shake. Everyone got burgers & shakes, except me. Again, after an indulgent night prior, I wanted veggies and chicken.
Jen gave me a few sips of her chocolate peanut butter shake, which was the best shake ever. It tasted as if there was literally an entire cup of pb in it. And Chris’ s’mores shake, ohmygosh! Chris is used to his fiancé taking pictures of all of her meals, so he didn’t think I was weird when I took pictures of food all weekend.
That evening, we all had a second team dinner at Battery Gardens, which is an extremely swanky restaurant. I mean, just look at the view from the terrace we had.
For appetizer, I opted for all of the fruit, a cube of cheese, and the upper right is Portobello mushrooms, I believe. These were marinated in the best dressing ever, and it reminded me of the mushrooms that are in my Mom’s pasta salad. I even debated just eating a plate of the mushrooms for dinner!
I wasn’t really hungry for dinner, but I honestly hadn’t really eaten anything all day, aside from the oatmeal, pretzels, the chicken salad, and a protein bar, so I grabbed the salmon (top left), salad, beef roast (usually I call it roast beef, but beef roast sounds fancier 😛 ).
And lots of protein pancakes that were topped with pb instead of maple syrup… but I ate these last night for dinner and they were fab!
Favorite flavor for an indulgent shake?