It was a gloomy weekend weather-wise, but East Nashville was still hoppin’ with Halloween fun. Do you think this house went a little overboard on the decorations?
On Saturday Anthony and I covered a very average ten miles. Not too fast but not too slow. Not too hilly but not too flat. Not sunny but not raining. The whole run was just kind of “meh.”But, a meh run is better than no run! Now that my marathon is over, I dabbled in some new cross-training workouts last week (more on that later!) and was embarrassingly sore. Turns out that my body is not used to doing anything other than running forward in a straight line. Saturday night we met up with my family for soup + spookiness. My youngest nephew was not impressed! 😉My mom made a bunch of soup for everyone and I brought the BREAD! Simple white loaf with a bit of whole wheat thrown in, too.All together. PS, my sister has my grandma’s old Corelle plates — how cool are they?!On Sunday we woke up to more grey skies, but decided to get out there anyways. Long Hunter State Park is a short drive from our house — a perfect little escape!
We hiked at a brisk pace, hoping to beat our record from last time. Though we did stop to admire the awesome fall-ness of the trees. And to take a couple selfies.3.7 miles in 1:15:00. Fun little workout!
After some church-going and chore-doing, we closed out the weekend with dinner and friends.To start, we snacked on hummus — made from dried chickpeas that I’d cooked and pulsed! I’m really into the dried beans these days — so much cheaper and tastier than canned ones. You just have to think eight hours ahead in order to make sure they’re done on time 😉The main event: risotto! This Smitten Kitchen recipe has become a favorite. Roasted veggies brought by Kristen on the side – yum.With all of the dreary weather and fall-ness this weekend, I couldn’t stop myself from making pumpkin pie. This Jamie Oliver recipe was amazing, by the way. I took a shortcut by buying a pre-made (gluten-free) crust, but the filling was worth the work. Love how Jamie categorizes this recipe as “showing off” in terms of difficulty. #bringitonLastly – as noted on Instagram – this is what I was listening to over the weekend. Too soon?Have a very merry Monday!
- Did you inherent any items from your granparents?
- Too soon for Christmas music?
- What did your run(s) look like this weekend?!