18/07/2014

Eating Out Healthily in Glasgow: The Drake

I've been thinking a bit more about eating healthily. However I also eat out A. Lot. Its how my friends and colleagues interact and I love cooking with the S.O. too. So, I need to seek out the healthy (er) options where they exist.

I thought I'd do a few posts ongoing about where I eat out in Glasgow and how many healthy possibilities they have and what I ended up eating. Obviously not all of this food will be perfect food, its more about being able to eat out and have fun whilst also fueling your body well. 

So, the other night I popped to The Drake with a few work friends.

Image from The Drake's online gallery


I ate... Grilled Lamb with Chickpea and Beetroot Salad [special]

Yummmmmmm, really very tasty and the right kind of size- full but not stuffed!

Nice grilled meat with vegetables option.

Was it expensive?

Not really, this was a special and it was £11.95. My fresh orange juice was £2.40.

What else was on offer?

There were salad options for starters (pork belly salad), sides (tomato and red onion/mixed) and mains (roast beetroot salad). There was also one fish dish on the specials menu (sea bass) which would have been relatively healthy. However, a lot of burger, fish and chips and high stodge/meaty options made up the bulk of the menus.

What did I think?

Not the best place for healthy options, but the food and the atmosphere at The Drake are great. Wonderful cosy laid back place for a drink too. My lamb was very tasty and I'd go back for sure. 

I also got a lovely sunlit view of the Charing Cross mansions on my walk home!

Ahhh, Instagram I love you.

To clarify: No one paid me, nor was I in any way encouraged, to write anything about this place. It's just something I've been thinking of starting.

17/07/2014

On Doing the Work

Running, lately our relationship is fading. I've traded you in for the all out thrilling, heart racing sweat-fest of exercise classes. Yeah, sure, we spent some time together in park fitness class dreaming of mountains, but I wasn't really in it. I just feel like all our time together recently is disappointing. Primarily because right now we just aren't flowing. And because I'm unfit.

Then I read this post by Liz Goodchild: Either do the work. Or shut up talking about it. Go read it. Now.

I want to be a better runner. I want to lose weight. I want to complete my PhD. There are only a few ways to do these things. And I either shut up about them, or I put in the work. I don't want to shut up about them, so I will do that work.

I'll keep up the exercise classes but I need to rededicate myself to the things I'm claiming that I want. If I do do the work then I will be a good runner, I will be slimmer, I will be a doctor.

Seems sort of worth it, doesn't it?