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After final yr’s 5.5 mile run the place I practically handed out from warmth exhaustion, I made a decision to retire doing a run to have a good time my birthday.  As a substitute I figured I would do one thing at BCS Health…perhaps pull 56 energy on the skier machine, or row 560 meters on the rower, or do 56 reps of one thing.

Properly, none of that’s attainable in the mean time.  So my birthday fitness photos, which beforehand regarded like this:

Beginning at age 49, ending at age 55, having run the corresponding distance in miles (with a decimal level thrown in between the primary and second quantity as I am not able to operating 50+ miles, in case you did not already know that, haha).

 Now appear to be this:

Potions and pills.

Between the mind fog from taking ache meds plus taking so many pills, some within the morning, some at evening, some each – I needed to get a tablet organizer so I may make sure that I used to be taking every thing appropriately with out questioning myself partway by means of the day.  At the very least I discovered one that may be a rainbow, so it makes me pleased after I see it.

Anyway, again to my new age quantity – 56.  With nothing athletic on the desk, I used to be impressed to eat 56 completely different gadgets on my birthday.  The thought got here to me after Jeff advised going to brunch on the new Casa do Brasil restaurant on the town – they’re identified for the gauchos who carry skewers of several types of meat to your desk and slice off a portion of no matter you select, however they’re additionally identified for his or her intensive salad bar, and I really like an excellent salad bar, so I figured this problem can be a chunk of cake.  Additionally, there can be cake.  We ate mild on Saturday and did not eat something on Sunday till we arrived on the restaurant, so our stomachs have been prepared for allllll the meals.

I used to be already one plate in after we remembered to take photos:

Consuming 56 gadgets sounds simpler than doing 56 pushups, proper?
Jeff – I ponder if he may do that for his birthday?  He is six years older than me, so it is that rather more difficult…
First journey to the salad bar – there are 17 gadgets on this plate.  I wasn’t counting as I used to be selecting meals, I used to be simply choosing what regarded good.
Second journey – 7 gadgets.  Plus I had a chunk of an egg dish from Jeff’s plate and likewise a quartered little potato that was rosemary roasted – yum!
I spooned a small quantity of Greek yogurt plus some ardour fruit mousse into slightly bowl and topped it with toasted coconut and a few granola.
These are the aspect dishes which are dropped at your desk when you flip your playing cards to inexperienced, signaling that you’re prepared for meat.  I had a forkful of mashed potatoes, one of many french fry-looking merchandise that was a sort of Brazilian cornbread, and I did not have the final dish, which was caramelized bananas.  Jeff did and stated they have been good.

I took photos of every piece of meat however simply random slices of meat on a plate will not be significantly appetizing wanting, so I am going to spare you these photographs.  I used to be getting fairly full and tried a number of sorts of meat – the parmesean-crusted pork tenderloin was actually good, as have been the Fraldinha – backside sirloin – and the Picanah – prime high sirloin.  Jeff had the Beef Ancho, which is prime ribeye and he stated it was wonderful, however by then I used to be actually full, and I knew there was extra to return.

Chocolate mousse cake!  Free as a result of it was my birthday – I may select any dessert from the menu, however let’s face it, if it is chocolate, I will choose that.  I do not know for those who can see from this angle, however there is a candle burning within the whipped cream so I received to make a want and blow it out!  Jeff and I shared the cake; it was scrumptious and I actually loved it.

After we would gone house and rested for a bit, I added up every thing that I ate, certain that I used to be near 56 gadgets.  I used to be shocked after I noticed that I would solely had 38 gadgets – I believed that for certain with the salad bar I would be close to 56 with that alone!  Nope.  So it was a problem for the remainder of the day to eat 18 extra issues contemplating I. Was. Full.

I scrounged sufficient gadgets, like a pretzel stick, a Goldfish cracker, a few items of popcorn – you get the image – to hit the magic variety of 56, ending with a chewy Tums, which most likely was one of the best factor to finish this problem with, do not you agree?

This birthday, I used to be feeling fairly bummed that I could not do my typical run or exercise to mark the event, so discovering one thing completely different and loopy like consuming my age was uplifting and enjoyable.  Plus Jeff and I actually loved our complete expertise on the restaurant, and now we’ve a brand new restaurant so as to add to our record!