Morning!I feel like it’s been a while since I did the usual “here’s my morning run”-style post. After a few days of rest/travel/racing it’s nice to get back in the groove of things. Met up with Katie for our weekly run!My legs were a bit achy on this outing (partial blame on the 10-miler, but I think most of it was due to yesterday’s morning boot camp class at the YMCA — so tough!) but I just kept moving. Spotted this massive FAKE dog statue thing on a front porch and it really scared me! Doesn’t it look real? Also, where would you even buy one of these and why would anyone want one?Six miles in the books! And while I’m complaining about my tired legs, let me tell you what really hurt on this run: my FEET! Finally retired pair #7 of PureConnects after the race on Sunday and busted out pair #8 today. After basically running barefoot for the past few months in my paper-thin old shoes, these new ones feel so clunky and weird. I do like the blue color though.So. Food. After a weekend of beer, tacos, and ice cream, it was nice to cook up something fresh and simple on Monday! As you all know, I’m obsessed with Cook Smarts (and not endorsed/sponsored/compensated by them in any way) and our use of it over the weekend is a perfect example of how convenient it is! Since I was out of town Saturday – Sunday, I didn’t have any time to meal plan or prep. And with Anthony traveling Monday and Tuesday, we were short one chef for a couple of days :). But still, over the weekend he was able to easily log into our account, pick three meals for the week, and stock up on all the food we needed while I was gone. And while he was gone, I was able to easily prep the meals he picked on Saturday. Now we’re all set for Monday – Friday on the food front. Small life victory!All of that being said, I can’t rave about this veggie minestrone soup in particular — even though we used homemade stock, plenty of Parmesan, and a drizzle of olive oil, it still felt like it was lacking structure/richness. The recipe we followed is similar to this Williams-Sonoma recipe, minus the kale. And plus fresh basil, which was my favorite part. Can’t wait until summer comes so that we can grow our own again!Reader survey results recap coming tomorrow! If you want to go submit feedback, today’s your last day
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