minutes per mile blog

adventures up north

Happy Monday Tuesday! Sorry that I missed you guys yesterday — I was traveling back from Boston! I could have typed up a post when I landed yesterday evening but going for a run and baking a loaf of banana bread sounded better :)

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I took things nice and easy since I went out at 5 p.m. So not used to running in the evenings and have no idea how people do it!

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I had no intention of running a 7:23 mile at the end but a bee started chasing me and I totally freaked out and sprinted like a mad woman. Guess that’s a good way to fit in some speed work?

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About that banana breadthis is my favorite recipe of late. I use coconut oil instead of butter and cut the sugar a bit. And occasionally I’ll sub in half a cup of almond flour. Healthy(ish) treat?

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Of course, my banana bread is not quite as tasty as some of the treats we had in Boston and Amherst. Two days of scones for breakfast :)

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Anthony and I spent the weekend up north celebrating Miriam and Dan! I’ll get to the wedding tomorrow (you can get a sneak peek on Instagram), but in the meantime here are some other highlights from the trip.

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A run around the river! As soon as I landed in Boston on Saturday I reunited with Anthony (who had been out of town all week) for a lovely little jog.

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The first two miles were easy, the second two miles were pretty crazy! Apparently there was some big festival and we ran right through it. Had to stop and walk a few times because there were hundreds of people smushed on the trail.

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Then we high-tailed it out of the city and hit the road for Amherst, which is about 1.5 hours outside of Boston. Luckily there is a Panera on the way :)

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We arrived in Amherst just in time for some welcome drinks with the bride and groom, followed by an epic dinner at  a little place called Oriental Flavor.

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Anthony and I went overboard and ordered about half of the menu. My face when I realized we had even more food coming…

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But don’t worry, we ate it all. More to come tomorrow! In the meantime, tell me about your weekend :)

  • Do you usually over-order or under-order at restaurants?
  • Favorite breakfast treat? Mine is a tie between scones and croissants (basically anything with a lot of butter)
  • Afraid of bugs?! I’m terrified.