Happy new year! Yesterday Anthony and I kicked off 2015 with a run.We were at my parents’ house in Winchester, Tennessee and headed to our usual trail for six easy miles. Five for 2015, and one for good luck Let’s hope that the rest of this year’s ponytails are smoother than yesterday’s…And let’s also hope that all the gloves I ever wear for the rest of my life are camo-colored.Good run! We ran extra fast so that we could get home and meet the newest member of our family: a Phillips pasta maker!This thing is pretty much the coolest kitchen gadget ever. It makes fresh pasta in under 20 minutes. We might have to move in with my parents so that we can noodles all day for the rest of our living lives. #ApplianceEnvySo beautiful! We sauce-ed our linguine with olive oil and roasted garlic.And topped it with !!cheese!! + easy fried egg for added protein.On the side: a monster salad.I mixed greens, peppers, carrots, radishes, tomato, avocado, and pine nuts in a bowl for everyone — and then added the star feature: hearts of palm! One of the funkiest salad add-ins I’ve had in a while (Jessie, this is for you!)I could stop here, but I want to take a step back to share one of the prettiest sunrises I’ve seen in months.On Wednesday, I had planned to go to our gym for some cross-training… but when I arrived, it was closed for New Year’s Eve. So I ran straight out of the parking lot (in 28 degrees!) and headed downtown.After the clouds cleared, the most gorgeous sun came out to say goodbye to 2014.At one point I stopped and chatted to this guy walking his dog about how pretty the sky was. He was snapping photos with his camera, too! It was like a secret surprise for all the Nashville early birds. I’m so glad our gym was closed!When I arrive downtown, I saw the chaos of construction for the NYE concert. Did any of you catch Music City on Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Years show?One last sunny shot:And now it’s time to get back out there and catch the sunrise again. Have a great day!
- Did you celebrate NYE outside? Was it freezing?
- Do you own any camo gear?!
- Current early birds: advice on how to wake up early for want-to-be-early birds?