Happy Mother’s day to my mom, who taught me how to appreciate a good cocktail (among other things like how to live life). She’s actually in Mexico with my dad right now (they tend to do that often) so I hope she’s drinking a mother’s day margarita at this very moment.As for Anthony and me, we’re right here at home. This is our only weekend in Nashville for the next FOUR weekends, so we’re soaking it up. A run through the city yesterday seemed fitting!We joined some of the PR Bandits for a long run. Even though we were “with” the group, there wasn’t anybody close to our pace range so we ended up doing the run solo. Most of the 7:45-8:15’ers ran Boston and are taking it easy now. Can’t wait until they come back!A stop at Bongo Java West for free water and a tri-berry Gu. There were a lot of weekend brunchers all dressed up sipping lattes at the coffee shop while Anthony and I sat with our sweaty selves and chugged water. How gourmet!I snapped one last picture at Broadway Street and then booked it home. It was getting reaaaallly hot out there and we wanted to get home ASAP.14 miles, done! The heat got me in the end, but a cold shower seemed to fix me right up. Next week we’ve promised to start our run at 6 am, not 7 am, to beat the sun.
So let’s take a look at the biggest hamburger bun ever created:I followed this recipe from King Arthur but somehow the potato buns grew to a colossal size!! I’ve renamed them Bigger-than-Your-Face Buns.
They still tasted good, though. I cut a bun in half to make it more normal sized. Sandwiched in the middle: teriyaki turkey burgers! We paired our burgers with simple veggie skewers (thanks for the inspiration, Katie!) and a drink. We’d popped into Woodland Wine yesterday for their weekly tasting and wound up buying a bottle of Sicilian vino. Fun fact: Anthony used to live in Sicily.Do you like my new flowers? Saw these at the store yesterday and couldn’t resist their bright yellow happiness. Anthony and I have a tendency to over-pile our burgers. Fork and knife were required to tackle this beast. After such a big run and a big burger, we were somehow able to rally until almost midnight! I had tickets to see Tennis, a band I’ve loved listening to for the past few years. I’ve always wanted to see them in concert — they rocked it! The opener was terrible but worth suffering through Still have this song stuck in my head this morning!
- Any other Tennis fans out there?
- How early do you start your weekend long runs?
- Random: Have you tried Huma gels? We’re thinking of hopping off the Gu train for a new brand.