minutes per mile blog

sad run, happy dinner

Good morning! I hope you had a warm and relaxing weekend. Before the temps dropped to single digits here in Tennessee, I made sure to get in one last run…IMG_1962A little over 10 miles in some extreme winds and grey skies. It was in the 40s when I headed out — and by the end of the day, it was below 20 outside. Crazy!IMG_1965-001I am generally pretty happy to be out and running (yep, even when I’m out for my sixth run of the week), but to be honest with you, internet friends… yesterday I was just bleh. I’ve been battling a cold for the past few days and the weather was really uninspiring. Each mile was a windy, sniffly struggle. IMG_1964BUT I made it through! It’s the bad runs that make the good runs count, right :)?

Nothing like mom’s home cooking to bring my spirits back up!_DSC0266Speaking of being home: For anyone wondering if I’m ever coming back to DC — yes, eventually. Since Anthony has a lot of vacation time and I can work from home, we decided to take a long, long Christmas break! We are sticking around to celebrate his birthday today and I’m going to my cousin’s wedding over the weekend — and THEN you’ll see pictures of the White House, street furniture, Tahiti PA, etc. again.

Anyways, back to the food. My mom whipped up herb-crusted pork tenderloin with raspberry chipotle sauce (recipe here and here). Grits and adorable mini squashes on the side._DSC0271Pork + tangy fruit is a delicious and strange combination. I don’t really cook pork that much (other than bacon, of course…) but am definitely going to add it to the menu for the future.

I was in charge of the salad!_DSC0258Mixed leaves, tomato, and avocado. The kicker: caramelized red onion and a simple, sweet balsamic dressing.

That’s all I’ve got for you today. Stay warm!

  • What’s one meat you don’t cook often?
  • How often do you have a “blah” run?
  • What’s the weather like in your town?!!

Of interest:

8 thoughts on “sad run, happy dinner

  1. Good job motivating yourself to run a blah run! I get that feeling sometimes too, and I don’t always make it outside.
    In my town, it’s -13 right now with a windchill feel of -43!! I hooked up Netflix yesterday, so everything will be okay.

  2. I rarely make steak! I will do beef in the crock or as a roast but never just making steaks. We make them at Brennan’s during the summer time because he has a grill though! Blah runs… I would say one a week maybe? Weather in DC is a shit show. Hot then cold so TONSSSS of ice.

  3. I rarely make steak, ham or fish. Correction, I NEVER do. I hate steak and ham and I’m allergic to fish. I have been doing pork chops quite a bit recently. We always grill and found a great garlic, herb and wine marinade that we are addicted to.

    Don’t hurry back to DC just yet…..temperatures are dropping. They are calling for 5 degrees tomorrow. Schools are being canceled. Crazy!

  4. Aw you poor thing!! I know I have a bad run like every two weeks or something, it’s not too often but afterward you always feel super proud of yourself for sticking through it! The weather is like 20s here so not too bad but yah cold!