Monday is now officially over and we are all that much closer to a long holiday weekend!
Since we all know I have the work-out attention span of a 5-year old, and just doing pilates really doesn’t cut it for my mental sanity (I work out for equal parts physical and mental benefits – its amazing how much better and less stressed out you feel after a long day at work!)
My run looked like this:
0-2 @ 4.0
2-3 @ 6.0
3-23 20 seconds at 9.0-9.5, 40 seconds 6.0
23-? cool down.
It’s so hard to be precise on a treadmill I just left the speed wherever it stopped above 9.0. After my 20 minutes of intervals, I walked for a mile to cool down before high-tailing it out of there.
It was a HARD run. After about 10 minutes, I found myself having to tell myself “just 9 more… just 8 more…” to keep myself going. I was tired and it was hard to push myself to sprint that fast, even if it was only for 20 seconds. I felt amazing when I was finished and so glad I pushed through.
Just goes to show that running is just as much mental stamina as is it physical! Talk yourself into it!
I’m currently watching “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” on the Food Network (we’ll ignore the fact that my mouth is WATERING for a bacon cheeseburger. Yes, really. It’s all I currently want in life) and it has a bunch of Food Network chefs talking about their all-time favorite burger from places all over the country.
One of my favorite Food Network chefs has Bay Area roots – Tyler Florcnce.
I may or may not have attended a cookbook signing at Williams Sonoma and asked for a picture. I also may or may not have purchased 3 cookbooks – 2 as gifts, 1 for my selfish little paws.
Tyler’s pick was Pearl’s Phat Burger -which is conveniently located right by his shop in Mill Valley, CA.
It says they have an SF location, but I will be taking Tyler’s advice and hitting up the Mill Valley location – you just never know. When it comes to cheeseburgers, I have very discerning taste buds.
His go-to is the 8 oz Deluxe Burger 80/20 ground beef, seared on both sides with 3 slices of thick bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo and sharp cheddar.
Rather than asking for your burger rare, I think you should adopt Tyler’s slang and ask that it “tip-toes across the grill”.
Then they’ll know you’re not an amateur. 😉
When a burger is described as “Perfection between two sesame seed loveliness.” And that “Someone sound the alarm because there’s an avalanche of cheese coming out of here” I don’t ask questions. I just eat the darn cheeseburger.
My favorite burger as of late from Barney’s Gourmet Burgers –
Barney’s Classic Burger
Natural Niman Ranch ground chuck, flame-broiled. Served with melted Cheddar Cheese, fresh red onion and lettuce (hold the tomatoes please)
I have yet to find a burger more delicious… but I promise you I will give it a hell of a try.
Time to cook dinner… we’re thinking a smorgasboard of what’s left in the fridge since laundry beat out grocery shopping tonight.
What’s the best burger (or veggie burger!) you ever ate?