Happy Monday! And good luck to everyone running Boston!!!!!!!!
How was your weekend? Mine was full of the usual (running, bacon, wine, froyo, etc.) Starting with an overcast eight miles on Friday:Lately I’ve been doing “fast finish” runs, where you pick up the pace for the last quarter of your run. It’s actually sort of fun — it makes you buckle down and focus for the last few miles, instead of lazing through and dwelling on how slow/tired/bored you are. Ya know?Hopefully these tougher workouts will prep me for my half marathon this weekend!
While I was out running and working on Friday, Anthony headed over to the Nissan dealership and bought us a car. Woohoo!We took Lenny (what I named our Nissan Leaf) around this weekend and he is the best. Such a speedy and smooth little car — that runs 100% off electricity! No more spending buckets of money on gas, no more polluting the airwaves, no more having to borrow my mom’s car, etc.
I’ll still be “borrowing” my mom’s food, though…She made TWO Easter feasts (one on Saturday, one on Sunday) because one just isn’t enough. Saturday’s spread was for a special guest:Wouldn’t it be great to have a portable bed and get to nap all day? My niece knows how to do life right.
Anyways, back to the food. This broccoli salad stole my heart:I don’t know the exact magical methods behind my mom’s broccoli-cashew creation, but I think it’s something like this recipe.
Put it all together:and you won’t be hungry again for days!
Somehow Anthony and I still found room for dinner, though. On Saturday night we met up with some friends at Holland House in East Nashville. Grilled catfish + risotto for me:and a big ‘ole burger for Anthony! Both were really, really good. Especially when paired with froyo. We checked out Sweet CeCe’s, a chain we actually have never been to during our lifelong world tour of froyo places.I love sprinkles and Anthony loves chocolate. Sweet CeCe’s has sprinkle-covered chocolate chips. Win-win.I realize that this post is getting extremely lengthy so let’s jump to Sunday’s run and wrap it up. After church, Anthony and I headed out for some hot, sunny mid-day miles!We remembered to wear our sunglasses, but forgot the sunscreen.By the end of the run, my shoulders were the same color as my shorts. Pink is the new black right?At least we were fast!And now it’s time to slap on some SPF and tack on some more miles. Have a good Monday!
- Last time you were sunburnt?
- What did you do/eat for Easter?
- Locals (Nashville): are you running RnR this weekend?!