David Jones opens a new Food Hall

The new Food Hall is open in South Yarra at the Capitol and its a foodie’s delight. Here you can buy a wide variety of things including wine. We took the time to try it out during the week. This place is a stone’s throw away from South Yarra station on the busy Chapel st. There is a tram stop right in front of it and it’s about a 15 minute walk from my gym.

Ever since they opened it has been quite busy with people coming and going for their goods. The cashiers are knowledgeable about the deals that they have going and they have the $25 one which is two salads, a main dish to share and a bottle of wine.

I loved the David Jones food hall in the city, so I had high expectations for this place. They are a smallish place with no pizzeria, wine bar, seafood bar and Japanese area. The city has both. But what it does have is a wine section where you buy a bottle of wine, pantry goods and ready made food. It also has a coffee section where people can get takeaway food and plants.

They have a small seating area outside. And people bring their dogs and park them outside.

Here I had the barbeque pasta salad and a rainbow salad and both are really nice. The barbeque pasta salad was drenched in a lot of sauce though.

The rainbow salad has a whole range of vegetables and I love the sweet potato and the legumes in there to give it that protein. I also added some Sirena tuna that I got from my gym to the mix.

Do come by for your foodie fix that is healthy.

You can find them at: Shop 19-22 Capitol Grand, 625 Chapel Street, South Yarra, VIC 3141, Australia


Week 43 of the marathon

So I got a new powerbank, yay! No need to worry about the battery going too low on my phone.

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Today’s run wasn’t too bad but I did lose balance at the end. Also the blood in my period is scant given that it is day 5. Thank god for the gym work. Eventually though by day 6 it finished.

Stretching was good though.

On Wednesday did a recovery run and then went to the Fair Food thing. And then went on the bike and burned 350 calories. I was a bit wobbly with the hills side of things but other than that good. Oh and I managed to get an rpm of 111 this time around. A first after having my period and no side effects. And then the weights and HIIT were a little bit wobbly.

On Friday it was wet and cold and therefore was hard to balance. I did try as hard as I can to get this run done.

Then on Sunday it was sunny and 15C. Spring is on the way. Today I added another hill as well as the one in Point Ormond and that made it to 34km. Here I ran hard and fast in some parts and slow in others. At least today’s run was better than last week. I had no PMS symptoms.

We ran from Maribynong park into Southern Cross station. Here we went by Ascot Vale, Haymarket, City, Port Melbourne, St Kilda, Elwood and St Kilda road.  Along the way we had eggs at Balderdash. They were scrambled and slightly overcooked. Moreover at Beaconsfield parade I felt a little bit queasy. I could still run just fine.

At the car park at South Wharf I forgot about the home show and the fact that the Melbourne Convention Centre had opened up extra parking. It was slow and chaotic there.

Then at Marine Parade just before the turn off to Point Ormond it was a bit crowded. But there was no wind thank god or rain. So I was able to get on just fine.

Then at Sandridge bar and cafe I decided to try having an icy pole on my runs. I did read about the fact that there will be icy poles offered in the Melbourne Marathon. Hence I wanted to try them to make sure that my stomach does not get too queasy ( I want to try nothing new on race day)!

Then I also tried an orange juice and I did not vomit it up afterwards. Yippee and felt energetic.


Wholefoods supermarket

Wholefoods supermarket is in Moonee Ponds right outside the Junction. Here they sell organic foods at wholesale prices.

I first noticed it when I saw the coffee van one day outside their store. And it was pretty cool. They do have limited seating so most of their customers get takeaway coffees. What would be cool during the winter is for them to sell toasties, raisin toast and banana bread. They don’t do this now as they had just opened.

The service there was friendly and down to earth.

I am in love with cold pressed juice so I got one for $3.50. Unlike normal juices add ins were not extra. I loved the add in of ginger to my juice as it helped to relieve me of my cold and boost my immune system.

Do come here for your juices on your way to work.


Lets move 365: Organic Avenue’s cold pressed juice

Organic Avenue is a cold pressed juice business in South Melbourne. They are at Claredon centre where Coles is.  They are expensive but they are sure good in keeping those hydration levels going as well as some of the nutrients. They are just drink shop with limited food choices. They only had one type of salad and that is the pumpkin one. This was $12.

By the way I have taken up running. Running is very tough for everyone in the first instance. I am sweating much more and needing a lot more water.

 

But this green juice cleansed my insides out and on top of that the place offered some free samples to assist customers to make their choices.

 

Their clean pressed juice had about two servings of vegetables and ginger and fruits. Although it is a little bit expensive ($9.50) it is good and powerful and it kept me full.

Do come by to this place to unwind and enjoy some clean juices.