Morning! If you have today off of work, I hope you’re still asleep right now — and if you do have to work today, here’s a post to distract you from doing your job :).
Anthony and I actually aren’t working today, but still woke up before 5 a.m. to run with some crazy awesome DC Road Runners people. It was dark, but luckily we had plenty of bright gear and some headlamps to guide the way! I love all the reflectivity going on in this photo.We set off at 5:15 and headed down the Custis trail, across Key Bridge, to the Mall. A blurry Lincoln:Quiet Potomac River.And a fast pack of guys (yes those blobs are people) who led the way.We stuck between 8:00- and 8:30-minute miles the whole way — pretty good considering how hilly the Custis trail is! I was asleep for the first six miles and then in “we’re-on-the-homestretch”-mode last five… so it was all over before I knew it.
Eleven miles DONE, before sunrise. Feels good. (also, I’ll be taking a nap shortly)Since all of my photos from this morning are dark and blurry, let’s lighten up the mood with some bright red soup!After I made this spicy sundried tomato soup for book club a while back, I’d been wanting to make it again. We’ve been having some dreary weather lately, so the soup gods were calling my name. I love this recipe because it’s easy, cheap, healthy, and extremely delicious (if you can take the heat!). I topped mine with Greek yogurt — other ideas include croutons, cheese, and/or avocado.
We paired our soups with melty turkey paninis (like the ones we made here and here).A bit of wine might have slipped into our glasses too. (who says sandwiches can’t be fancy?)For dessert, we had an intense round of scopa and an episode of Modern Family.It’s been a good weekend, and I’m glad it continues on today!
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