Ran on TM -
7:15 average pace
This is how my treadmill run went down:
30 mins/4.1 miles – 7:19 pace, watched the news, WILL BEYONCE SING LIVE AT THE SUPER BOWL??? is all I got from it.
(1-2 minute break)
15 mins/2.15 miles – 6:58 pace, watched the news, thought about my odds of blowing out a lung.
15 mins/2.0 miles – 7:30 pace, listened to music, figured I’d quit at an hour, thought about my odds of blowing out my shorts.
(break, then thought what the heck, might as well go to 10 miles)
13 mins/1.8 miles – 7:13 pace, listened to music, pretended I was blowing da club up with some rap music.
7:15 is not an easy pace for me to hold for more than about 2 minutes so this was a hard run for me, but it felt good to be soaking wet with sweat once I was done… until I got in my car and just felt like total swampbutt.
After the run, we had some early morning errands to run and stopped at Plum’s Café in Costa Mesa for brunch. We don’t go out to breakfast that often so it’s a treat when my husband will go out in public with me we do. (I felt very Sierra-ish, girl loves her morning meal).
Our foodie friends had recommended Plums, and the husband had been twice before but I never had. I checked out a few other places on Yelp, and this one looked the best.
By the way, so glad there’s reviews on every Denny’s, IHOP, Marie Callenders, and every other chain restaurant on there… including fast food joints. I need to know if the Gordita Chalupa is as good as the Crunchwrap Supreme.
Anyways, it’s a cute little joint in a nondescript strip mall with nice, strong coffee and great service, our waitress was crazy nice.
I ordered a Greek omelet that was good but nothing amazing; I think they’re known more for their sweeter breakfasts like coconut French toast and blueberry pancakes.
But the real reason I like Plums is because they’re PNW, baby!
The Northwest-influenced menu features signature dishes such as, Alderwood Smoked Salmon Hash, Oregon Pepper Bacon, Fresh Roasted Hazelnut Pancakes and lunch selections that include; Pan-Fried Trout, Fresh Wild Salmon and unique sandwiches and salads.
After breakfast we had to stop at three different golf stores all over Orange County so by the second one, I was playing with filters and selfies… a dangerous combo for me.
STEALS AND DEALS
Reader Willie sent me the $10 off code ROCKCALTRI that is good for any Competitor race (Rock ‘n’ Roll series, TriRock, Muddy Buddy, etc).
Do you have a favorite breakfast joint?
I love The Beach House in Laguna Beach; it’s a little pricier for breakfast but it overlooks the ocean and is gorgeous. Plus, if we take out of town guests there, they seem to think we’re really cool so there’s that.