Eating and drinking locally

For dinner tonight, I got to meet an old friend and some of our other friends at Ramsi’s Cafe on the World, one of the BEST places to eat in Louisville.

I almost got the sloppy falafel again but I decided to branch out and try something new since they have so many vegan options there.

This time I got the roasted vegetable panini.

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This sandwich ROCKED! It contained portobello mushrooms, roasted red peppers, squashes and red onions, topped with vegan basil mayonnaise and vegan cheese served on homemade Cuban bread.

The only thing I think I would change about it is leave off the (vegan) cheese. Even though it was vegan, I just don’t really like eating cheese if I don’t have to. I loved the vegan mayo though!

The avocado spread that came with it was delicious too. Oh yeah and those potatoes. Great meal, I was very pleased 🙂

After dinner, we walked next door to Heine Brothers, one of our local coffee shops. I got their pumpkin pie latte with soymilk, which I was happy to discover is vegan (the syrup at Starbucks contains dairy!) after I inquired about it on their website earlier this week.

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This was so tasty! I think I liked it better than Starbucks (gasp). Plus I think I just love the fact that both places I went tonight were local.

OH! I almost forgot to mention the totally awesome 4 mile run I had today. Yeah. The weather was perfect and I felt great!

The one thing I noticed I am struggling with though is breathing. If I could keep it steady and regular, I wouldn’t have as hard of a time. It comes and goes but right now I feel like I’m gasping for air a lot.

If you are a runner (or aspiring runner), what is your biggest struggle? Body aches, fatigue, breathing, or something else?

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About Sarah Frankel

I am 29 years old and a resident of Louisville, Kentucky. I've been married to my husband Josh for 6 years and we have a 5 year old beagle named Suzie. Four years ago, I changed my eating and exercise habits, dropping 70 pounds and gaining an entirely new life. I took up running in September 2007 and became vegan in October 2009. I am constantly striving to improve my life so that I can live it to the fullest! I hope you will join me on my life journey.

Posted on November 7, 2009, in coffee, Dinner, restaurants, running and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Next time you go to Ramsi’s you’ve gotta try one of their seitan dishes…….out of this world!!!

  2. I have similar issues with breathing, I cannot seem to get it under control. Very frustrating. And now my knee issues….ugh! I just wanna run!

  3. Way to support your local community!
    Ever since I started running I have terrible pains in my shins. They go away after a day of recovery but are easily agitated the moment I began to run again. I think I need to invest in real running shoes, but I’m not sure if that will help.

    • Yes, the right shoes can make all the difference. It’s good to figure out your stride and then choose a shoe from that. I’m still cheap though so I will get last year’s designs from Shoe Carnival, Dick’s or another discount shoe outlet. I think there is also an insert you can put in your shoes to help with your shins. Good luck!

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