Chilly end to the week! Today was my first sub-30 run and I got out the double layers in preparation. After years of running in a wimpy head warmer that only covers my ears, I decided to order a full beanie the other day for complete head warmth. This Athleta “Gone in a Flash” beanie looked pretty hardcore but I’m sad to report that I’ll be returning it. (Don’t worry, they have a “give it a workout guarantee” that lets you return something even if you sweat in it).
It was too loose around the ears, let in cold air, and kept slipping back on my head for the entire run. Beanie fail! If you have a winter running cap/hat/beanie recommendation, let me know in the comments. On a related note, I’m still in love with the Manzanella glove/mittens I bought last year. They’re legit!
Winter running gear rant over for the day! Apart from my finicky beanie situation this run was a goodie. First time in months that I tackled the big hill out of the park — it’s a doozy!
Six miles in the books. Good start to the weekend.
All this winter weather has me in soup mode. On the menu last night was a creamy tomato soup courtesy of Smitten Kitchen/America’s Test Kitchen. So good! I got home at 8:30 p.m. after teaching English class and was too hangry to take a nice photo for y’all. Half a baked potato topped with slow-cooked chicken (mixed in with pesto from the freezer) on the side.
I made this soup (and took pretty pictures of it) last winter and have been thinking about it for the past 11 months. The trick is roasting the tomatoes, not skimping on the butter, and adding the pinch of allspice.
What’s on your menu for the weekend? I’m hoping I can run with friends, find some good Indian food, and do some Christmas shopping!
- Favorite soup? (I love creamy tomato, black bean, and anything that dips well with grilled cheese)
- Winter running hat/beanie recommendations? Help!
- What are your plans for the weekend?