I Love to Eat and Run

One of my favorite things about racing the states and traveling for races is getting to try fabulous restaurants and see the sights in new cities.  I’m a self-proclaimed foodie and I always try and eat well when I am in a new city (I do my best to limit my race recaps with nothing but food pics).  Yesterday was no different.

I spent my Friday in Austin with a very slow morning run (average 9:00-9:05 pace) with a gorgeous view.


My van mate from #NUUNHTC and friend, Jennifer picked me up, took me to the expo and we had lunch at Free Bird, an Austin (much better) version of Chipotle.


Friday night Katie and I went to Uchiko. If you watch Top Chef, you know what I’m talking about.  I know why Paul won his season.

uchiko I love eating where the locals eat, and if I can’t find out what that is, I trust Trip Advisor. It led us down the right path in Jackson, Big Sur, Sonoma, Charlotte, you get the point.  P and I have eaten well on our trips.

I think the overall experience and eating in New Orleans is why I keep going back. I love that city. I’m already planning out all of our meals.  I know we will be back at Dragos for oysters, and Cafe du Monde for beignets, and hopefully Cochon. I am still debating on a few more…

Speaking of NOLA, I am really excited about the recently announced bling. I think it fits the city nicely.


Don’t forget, the price increase for the race is Tuesday, January 15th.  You can save $10 with code ROCKNOLA4 when you register. Come join me!!

As for Texas, I’m looking forward to enjoying the famous Austin food trucks tomorrow at the post race and brunch later that day. What can I say, I’m a sucker for food.

Do you love to eat at the top places when you travel or play it safe with restaurants you know?  Do you use Trip Advisor for ideas? Don’t you want to join me in NOLA? 

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  • This is going to sound sad, but I dont really plan out food for races, however after my amazing time in Las Cruces I’m going to start. there are a lot of fun shops around the food truck stop if you have time to check them out as well 🙂

  • I love Austin! LJ and I had a great time walking around seeing the city after the race in February.
    You are so lucky to run NOLA every year. Love that town. The medal looks great for this year too. Wish we could join you again. I can’t say enough good things about that course!

  • I am a foodie too, but unfortunately my other half isn’t. All he ever wants to eat are pizza and nachos. I am super mad at myself for not going to Cafe du Monde when we were in NOLA last year. We walked right by it probably 20 times. Stupid Tasha! I took a cooking class while we were there and that was a lot of fun. I would highly recommend it.

    I hope that the rest of your stay in Austin is fun. I can’t wait to hear about the food trucks. Nom Nom. 🙂

  • oh i LOVE austin. next time you go there you have to eat at moonshine – their mac and cheese and their trout – holy good god. love in your mouth. and then there is a wine bar called “maxs wine dive” which is go great too.

    …now i am dreaming of the mac and cheese at moonshine! =D

  • I am BIG on eating when traveling!I love to experience a new place’s local cuisine or best rated eateries! Yelp is my #1 go to, and then trip advisor. Wish I could come to NOLA this year, but already have a couple of race-cations planned out 😉

  • Love the medal! I ran the full marathon last year but this medal makes me want to go there again.

    I also love to eat and need take more advantage of Yelp and Trip Advisor. Both apps are on my phone.

    Good luck in New Orleans! Are you planning anything soon a trip to Chicago?

  • So fun to see that photo of the two of you! Reminds me of our van chats 🙂 Give her a hug from me if you see her again.

    Hope you have an amazing race!

  • OH MY. That food looks amazing. Ok, next time you come to Seattle we can do better than last time. Did you see the Canlis episode on Top Chef this season? That might be in order…

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