Today’s run: first three miles were a little damp, but in a refreshing way.Last two were a complete downpour in a hilarious way. Anthony and I got soaked! We sloshed our way home and looked like we’d gone for a swim by the time it was all over.That was kind of crazy, but kind of fun.And even though it was soggy outside, I’d still take today’s weather over the weekend’s. On Saturday we froze our faces off with the East Nasty running club.It was 12 degrees out when we started, so my hands were too cold to take any photos along the way. After eight miles I had a small icicle beard and my mouth was too frozen to form a smile.Bring on the rain, bring on the ice — winter, you can’t beat me .
Moving right along to warm food in a warm home: on Saturday night we cooked up the last supper for Anthony’s family. They’re from Australia and have been staying with us for the past five weeks — it’s been a full house! Since it was their last dinner before they left on Sunday, we went all-American and made a big plate of burgers.On the side was a Greek-inspired salad: baby spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, feta, cucumber, and pine nuts.Anthony (a sandwich master) has taught me how to perfectly stack a mountainous burger. That’s a slice of grilled eggplant on top! We kept the American theme going with a trip to Waffle House earlier in the day. Because it’s basically the best thing in the USA, right?I know that this fine establishment is named after waffles, but I personally believe that their butter-soaked raisin toast is the best thing on the menu. Though really — the best thing about Waffle House is the people! The staff is always hilarious and customers range from overnight truck drivers to young couples to our family, who shocked the waitress with foreign accents.And that’s it, mates! Hope your week is off to a good start!
- Do you have an accent? Where/what kind?
- Favorite US chain restaurant?
- Last time you got completely drenched by rain?