Sushi Hai

Last night Zach and I went to our favorite Sushi restaurant in Denver sushi hai.

Sushi Hai is a Japanese steakhouse and sushi bar in the Highlands neighborhood of Denver, right off 32 in a primo location.


Zach had fun trying to be a model for me . . .



He’s trying to ride the wave. . . I personally thought it looked pretty inappropriate lol

Last night Zach and I sat in the dining room because we had a reservation, but they also have a bar area on the lower floors that really expands their floor space.


View from our window seat

I love the warm towels they provide as you are seated.  I know I’m not the only one who sometimes needs to get my hands dirty with sushi, right?


Like a mini hand massage

Last night I started our meal with my Summer favorite, a glass of Riesling


I spy a thinking man…

The service at Sushi Hai has been consistently a little slower than the norm, but I really think that’s because they cook everything fresh and made to order.   Sitting near the sushi bar, we can tell that they are working up a storm, but when they’re busy, just be prepared to wait a bit for your food.  Hence why I start right away by knowing what I want to drink.  Everything is better with a glass of wine 🙂


Last night Zach and I went straight for the sushi, but they also have lots of good looking starters and entree dishes.  We just can’t get away from their rolls when we go!  Their menu is comparable in length to most sushi places we’ve been to with some unique rolls to their location.

Our favorite being the Surf and Turf


the surf and turf is in back, behind the Mango roll.


Surf n’ Turf (Shrimp tempura, avocado and Japanese aioli roll topped with seared filet mignon, garlic onion compound butter, green onions and sesame seeds)

That’s right, filet mignon on top of a sushi roll.  I was weirded out by it the first time we ordered it, but it’s honestly our favorite roll there.

We also got a Mango roll, pictured above.

Mango Roll (Tuna and cucumber roll topped with avocado and mango slices with ponzu sauce and sesame seeds.) 8pc

A Chicksho Maki roll




Chicksho Maki  (Tuna, jalapeno and cucumber topped with salmon, avocado and cayenne shoyu) 8 pc.

As well as a Las Vegas and Spider Roll


Las Vegas (Salmon, cream cheese, crab roll.  Lightly tempura fried) 7 pc.

Shrimp Tempura (Tempura shrimp, cucumber, avocado and japanese aioli)

To be honest, the Las Vegas roll may have stolen the show for me last night.  Not the healthiest roll at all, but full of flavor and WARM. Love it!

Can you tell Zach and I were there for awhile by the progressively darker pictures? 

When we go out for sushi, we like to make it a progressive dinner.  We like to do one or two rolls at a time, and make a little bit longer night out of it.  We both are sushi fanatics, and will absolutely gobble up whatever sushi you put in front of us until we are beyond full.  When we do it in stages, we enjoy it more and are forced to pace and think about whether or not we need another round.

Sushi Hai is perfect for this style of dinner.  They are a little more upscale, and don’t mind if people hang out a little longer than maybe your normal sushi spot.   We do pay a little more than other sushi spots when we go to Sushi Hai (2 drinks each and 5 rolls last night were 88 dollars), but nothing extreme.  Especially if you consider the quality of the food your getting.

A few pointers from this lady if you’re going to try Sushi Hai (and you should)

  • Order the Surf and Turf roll, even though it seems weird it’s amazing.  I mean they are a steak house AND sushi restaurant.
  • Be prepared to wait a little longer than normal for your food, but know it will be worth it
  • They have a great wine and drinks list thanks to their bar, so take advantage if that’s your thing 🙂
  • Order family style and try and many rolls as possible!  They have a ton of great options
  • Call me if you’re going.  I’ll join 🙂 And I promise if we bring Zach, I won’t let him “ride the wave…”

And now for tonight, BRONCOS GAME! 🙂

Question of the Day: Do you like to do meals family style?

A Treadmill 10K and Single Digits

Good morning all and Happy Thursday.

Once again I have to thank everyone for all the love and support on Our Engagement Story post!  We’re now in the single digits until the wedding, and it’s amazing how much love and support I feel from everyone around us.  I’m a sappy happy girl right now ;).


Thursdays are my late start days, so I planned a longer run this morning figuring I wouldn’t get a super long run in this weekend in New York.

When I woke up this AM, I did NOT think the 10K would happen..,after only 3 weeks off official strength training, my body had reminded me how sore I can be after a good workout.

Yesterday I was this

inspiration 2\

This morning I was more like. . .



BUT — I crawled myself out of bed and made an agreement that I could just hit the treadmill to keep it an easy pace, and reassess how I feel every 10 or 15 minutes in the run (makes it much more manageable for me).

After 30 minutes, I was absolutely feeling more open and knew that I could finish this one out as planned.  Now I have freedom to enjoy this weekend and my weekend runs that much more, knowing I’ve up’d my mileage a bit through out the week.

Workout of the Day:  10K on the treadmill

  • steady run for 15 minutes between 6.1-6.2
  • steady run 6.2-6.4 with one minute at 8.0 every five minutes

To be honest, the only reason I throw in the 8.0 minutes is because it moves my run along SO much faster on the treadmill.  If I just do steady state running on the ‘mill, I go CRAZY.  When I throw in something different, it gives me smaller time blocks to focus on, making it much more manageable.   It works for me 🙂

So that was my morning workout.  I’m still trying to decide if I want to do a short run tomorrow, then another longer run Saturday, or take tomorrow completely off and try and up the mileage a bit more.  We’ll see how I feel in the morning I guess :).

Tonight, Zach and I, once again, have fun plans



The final preseason Bronco’s game!

I won the tickets in a raffle at work (105 dollars for a preseason game, YIKES!) and figured it will probably be our only opportunity to go to a game in the next year or two (hello wedding spending).   We are both really excited.  I even get to leave work a little early to make the game (and have no work tomorrow as we leave for NY, YAY!).

I’ll be back this afternoon with a review of our sushi meal last night, and even later for a review of the game :)!  For now it’s time to head to work!

Question for the Morning:  What do you do to make treadmill running more interesting?