I Need a New Wardrobe and Brunch at Lola’s

I’m back with more details from my fun filled weekend with the family :).

I left you with a full and happy belly after a delicious dinner at Ocean Prime.



I was up way past my bedtime enjoying that gigantic carrot cake without shame, playing with  my new Nike training club app (if you have a smart phone but don’t have the app, get it.  It’s addictive).   I have already tried 5 or 6 of the workouts and am having to force myself not to do more!  My abs are killing me after the last one I did, Alpha Abs by Joselynne Boshen.  wooof.

Moving on. . . of course Gusman doesn’t care if I’m up past my bedtime and had me up and moving by 730.  We enjoyed another version of our favorite 2 mile hilly loop to wake up.

Workout of the Day

photo 3-1

To which I followed up with the hardest workout I’ve done in a long time:  Challenger on the “get strong” section, under advanced, of the NTC app.

It has been a long time since I’ve done a workout without any real cardio that had me sweating like this one did.  And I was just in a sports bra for a top.  Wow.  I am a believer.  This workout had a great short warm up (light jog that I did around the apartment and high knees), followed by a routine of very dynamic poses and finished off with a great 3 or 4 minute recovery.   This one is definitely not for the faint of heart, but let’s just say I’m not missing running too much with workouts like this one.

After my workout I showered up, spoke with Zach from WAY overseas (he made it through his 20+ hours of flights, not including lay overs) and is hopefully currently resting before his day begins in a few hours in Singapore.  Don’t know how he does it . . .

By 10 or so I met back up with my parents for brunch before they headed back to Saint Louis.   Thanks to my once again lack of forethought, we drove around for about 30 minutes finding hour plus waits at all of my favorite spots.

Thankfully, I remembered that Lola, a Mexican restaurant with a seafood speciality in the highlands, was open for brunch (I saw it on my walk with Gus this morning, go figure).

Now, I’ve been to Lola’s a couple times before, even with my parents, but never for brunch.  The place was pretty packed but we were able to be seated right away.  My dad was in hog heaven because we were actually seated right by the kitchen.  He could watch the magic happen and see what orders were being brought out. . . loved it.

photo 4-14

I ended up ordering the benedict with the hollandaise sauce on the side, with fruit.

photo 5-13

Yum.  The black bean salsa and carnitas were great, for me the star was the chive biscuit.  To be completely honest, yolks kind of freak me out (I always imagine a baby chicken is going to fall out of it or something I don’t know . . . ) so I left a lot of the egg. . . but overall the dish was amazing and my parents were very happy with theirs as well.

Oddly enough, we saw our adorable waitress from Ocean Prime as we were walking out! She saw us walking out and pulled us aside, so adorable.

Highly recommend Lola for brunch or dinner!  But especially brunch, it’s very reasonably priced in the AM!

After brunch my parents took pity on me and headed over to REI to get a new everyday sweater/jacket for me :).  I  presented it as don’t you want to go check out the flagship REI?. . . They knew what I was doing but they are awesome and just went with it.

photo 3-18

30  minutes later I walked out with a brand new, adorable MUCH BETTER FITTING purple comfortable jacket that I can really wear year round here in Denver (Sunny and warmer during the Winter afternoons, and cool in the mornings and evenings even in the Summer).

photo 2-27

It’s a long fitting zip up that I know I will wear the heck out of.  Thanks Mom and Dad :).

And now, I am going to relax and watch more of the TV I got myself addicted to last night. . . Come Date With Me from the cooking network.  How do I find these things?

Question of the Evening:  Are you a little freaked out by yolks?  Any other foods that freak people out?