Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Day 149: Trip to New York

A client visit beckons, and so I was to make my way south on a train to New York. For SoBe-ers, this means making sure I brought enough snacks for the four hour ride—because I know there's little for a SoBe-er to eat at the Bar Car (as it was, I was sent away for failing to wear shoes—that's a true story). In New York I was to meet with my oldest and dearest friend and have a Sushi dinner, replete with rice and sake. Knowing this, I made my way to the gym in the morning, but was 'signed out' of my machine (the 9:30-10:30 hour is rough) so I only got to two miles. But it's something.

2 Eggs, with Broke Toughened Yolks
2 strips turkey bacon (did I say I cut them in half so it feels like four?)

6 oz Fat Free (but not lite) Stonyfield Vanilla Yogurt
1/2 cup blueberries

3 Rollmops: Black Forest Ham, Skim-Mozarella
1 Head Romaine Lettuce

Train Snack:
1/4 cup mixed, unsalted nuts
1 oz salted peanuts
1 braeburn apple
1 joy stick

Cucumbers with Soy Dipping Paste
1 Soft Shell Crab
Ass't Sashimi: Sardine, Tuna, Belly Tuna, Whitefish, Salmon, Sock-Eye Salmon, Giant Clam
Ass't Sushi: Tuna, Mackerel, Sea Scallops, Eel, Ponono, Fluke

It looks like a lot of food in this day, and I suppose it was; see my previous comments about how working out makes you super-hungry, and being stuck on a slow-moving, frequently stopping train can drive any dieter back to the snack bin.
The Sushi Restaurant we went to, Yasuda ( is one of the greatest I have been to (SushiSay is the other). The sushi is melt-in your mouth, and the dinner was one of the most incredible I've had—and there have been no lack of great dinners lately. Like the birthday dinner, to describe is to diminish, so you'll just have to make a mental note and go there when you get a chance—and sit at the sushi bar if you can. Anyway, I threw caution to the wind because I knew the hotel I was staying at had a gym, and I was going to get up work out the next AM.

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