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Nicole is right, our blog really is about Food, Fitness, and Friends…. and I’m so proud of her for exploring LA and buying food from an actual restaurant. That thrifty college student is growing up!

Hey readers, do you want my Shark Sandwich Recipe? Trust me, it’s a fun one!

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  • San Jose Sharks Game 2
  • Other Stuff: chinese takeout, baked mac n cheese, blueberry banana pancakes, wedding cake, cheeseburger…..
  • San Jose Sharks Game 3

Combine all, in that order. Serve and enjoy!

After the Coyote Hills half marathon (so fun!!!) I had the opportunity to go with friends to the San Jose Sharks’ second home game. :)

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In the photo above you’ll see Sean (he acquires the remarkable seats), his pal Alex, and my roommate Kevin. We all carpooled to the game and I told them all about the race. I was on an intense runner’s high.

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We sat in the 7th row, which is a prime spot to ogle the talented SJ Sharks (especially my favorite #39 Logan Couture). Marleau continued his amazing streak and made 2 goals in the game, bringing his 4 game total to 8 freaking goals.

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The game was awesome! Greiss let zero goals through and the Avalanche retreated to Colorado with a shutout loss. MUAHAHA I love it.

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We chatted with Adrienne and Kit during the second intermission and somehow the topic of hiking came up (specifically when we did Yosemite Falls in June 2011). That was a beautifully brutal hike!!

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When I got home, I immediately reheated some leftover Chinese food my roommate brought home from a work meeting. Thanks Tejo! Then I wrote the race recap and I was already hungry again. I guess talking about a half marathon makes you as hungry as running one. Kyle shared some baked mac n cheese with me, which had ground turkey and green chilies in it (quite tasty). I passed out soon after that – it was a long day!

Sunday I woke up on the early side and drove to Los Gatos to meet my mom for breakfast at the ever-popular Southern Kitchen (27 E Main Street, Los Gatos).

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Someone had a wild night (hint: not me) so it was great to swap stories over hearty food. We instantly ordered coffee and then looked over the menu. My mom chose the Avocado Eggs Florentine off the Specials chalkboard (two poached eggs, spinach, hollandaise sauce, on an English muffin with hash browns on the side). I went with the blueberry banana pancakes and stole a few bites from my mom’s plate. The pancakes were almost toooooo good. As in: “I should really stop but my fork has a mind of its own”

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With full bellies, we carpooled to Santa Cruz to go to a wedding convention on the beach boardwalk!

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There were tons of vendors showing off their flower arrangements, catering, entertainment, photography, and DJ skills. Also, there were about 11 different cake artists giving out cake and cupcake samples. Even though my mom and I were super full from breakfast, we couldn’t help but enjoy lots of those cake samples. Next time I’m going on an empty stomach!

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One of my favorite parts was when the vendors would start “selling” to me, and I’d be like “uhhhh… SHE is the one getting married.” We had so much fun there and even booked something top-secret that the guests will LOVE.

My mom dropped me off at my car in Los Gatos and I drove straight to the gym in Mountain View. After 45 minutes of stationary bicycle riding and some bodyweight exercises, I got a text from my step-mom about the Sharks game starting in an hour. They had an extra ticket so I immediately changed into jeans and booked it to downtown San Jose.

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My grandma Nancy has four season tickets and at the last minute my uncle Larry decided not to go. Score! I met my grandma, step-sis Katie, and uncle Darran at Peggy Sues Diner and quickly ate half a cheeseburger (you bet I added those pickles first) before walking to the arena.

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Isn’t Katie’s hat awesome? Love that girl.

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The Sharks had another killer game, winning 4-1 against the Vancouver Canucks. There were three amazing fights (one before the game even started!), Clowe had 8 penalties called against him, and Marleau broke his 2 goals/game streak with only ONE goal. I guess you can’t do it all Patrick?

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This weekend was beyond amazing and I am so grateful for the opportunity to run a beautiful race, go to multiple Sharks home games, and spend quality time with my mom.

Question: What was the highlight of your weekend? (I feel like I ask this question a lot, but I really love reading your answers!!)



11 Responses to Sharks Sandwich

  1. Nicole @ Sugar Coated Sisters says:

    Mom ordered the florentine eggs last time we ate at southern kitchen! Glad you got the pancakes- I know they are your favorite guilty pleasure. Can’t wait for the wedding and I’m still crying that I could be there to help plan everything.. Espesh cause I’m the maid of honor?!

    Hopefully I can make it to a sharks game- maybe over spring break?

    Highlight of my weekend was going to brunch. My debit card would not agree though.
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  2. I WANTED the highlight of my weekend to be brunch. Luckily, there were a few others. Homemade brunch was a lot sweeter to my debit card, shooting a gun was an experience I won’t soon forget, and a late arrival at a party that ended up being a total delight to the senses (despite looking like SUCH a schlub).
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    • Sugar Coated Sisters says:

      Curious about the schluby party late arrival – I need to go look up schlub on Urban Dictionary… Shooting a gun seems like such a fun time! I’ve shot a BB gun before at science camp, but the real deal would be a lot better I bet!

  3. Those are some really awesome seats at the Tank! I haven’t been to a game in several years, but enjoy watching on the TV. I haven’t been to Southern Kitchen before! Must fix this stat. Oh, and did you try some samples from the Buttery?? they are the ones that did my wedding cake (chocolate and carrot cakes) LOVE! I drool just thinking about their cakes. Congrats to your mom!

    Highlight of my weekend: Spending time with my family and grandmother. the Coyote Hills run comes in 2nd.
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    • Sugar Coated Sisters says:

      I did try samples from the Buttery! That was one of my favorites, specifically their carrot cake! (p.s. just went to your blog and saw a photo of your wedding cake – gorgeous with those flowers!! I wish I could have met you at Coyote Hills!

  4. Sounds like you had an awesome weekend! I’ve never actually been to a Sharks or any hockey game for that matter but it sounds like fun! Those pancakes look fantastic too… being able to order carby breakfasts is something I miss about being GF! The highlight of my weekend was a delicious dinner with friends at Beretta!
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    • Sugar Coated Sisters says:

      Ooh Beretta! Fancy!! I’ll keep my eyes peeled for news about the best GF pancakes within a 50 mile radius of San Francisco and share the info with you because sometimes everyone needs a huge stack of carbs in the AM!

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