Morning!^^ We’re expecting thunderstorms at 10:30 this morning, but yesterday this skies were so clear and blue. And gold! Dare I say that it’s spring?One of my favorite little street sketches in East Nashville. You can find this pickle family near the intersection of Greenwood Avenue and Riverside Drive.Six miles in the books for Monday. As for today, I’m checking out our NEW (to us) gym. Anthony and I finally got fed up with our old gym and made the switch. We’re now YMCA members! But back to running: Did anyone race over this past weekend? My Facebook/Instagram feed seemed to fill up with finish line photos and I admit that I felt a twinge of race jealousy. I’m purposely not training for anything right now and with spring race season starting, it’s hard to resist the itch to sign up for something. I Googled around for race envy articles and advice, but this topic seems to be the one thing that’s actually not on the Internet to date. Any tips or advice for staying cool, calm, and collected when you’re just a casual runner during peak race season?One coping mechanism: Lots of cooking! On Saturday I spent a lot of time in the kitchen prepping stuff for the week and tackling Cook’s Illustrated’s Peruvian grilled chicken recipe (copycat recipe here).This is the second time we’ve made this dish and it was just as tasty as I remember. Since it requires a homemade spice rub and homemade mayo, I wouldn’t put this in the easy weeknight meal category. But it’s fun if you want to do something fancier. I handled the roasted potatoes/carrots and broccoli while Anthony manned the grill. Now that it’s not freezing outside, we’re looking forward to firing up the barbie more often! Yum. We finished off this meal with two episodes of The Good Wife — it’s getting INTENSE!Have a super Tuesday!
- Locals: What classes are the best at Nashville-area YMCAs?
- Do you cook on the weekends or go out more?
- Tips for avoiding “race envy” ?!!