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catching up

Happy 2017!

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^^ As you can tell, NYE got pretty wild for us. A few rounds of Balderdash with some friends with extra scoops of Talenti and fancy champagne (or sparkling juice) glasses. Anthony and I did stay awake past midnight, which was huge!

Our road trips continued over the past few days — we were between Nashville, Antioch, Mufreesboro, and Nolensville. Running is the perfect on-the-go workout so that’s what I did.

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Starting with a speedy five miles on Friday. We had to hit the road ASAP to make it back to Nashville on time for an appointment so I picked up the pace!

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Then on Saturday I met up with Lizzie who is a speed demon. Another quick one!

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We ran in the gloomy rain and saw maybe one other sad soul out jogging. On bad weather days it’s always good to have a running buddy :)

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And on Sunday Anthony and I went out for an easy afternoon jog. Another day of grey skies, but the trails were packed with people kicking off their new year’s resolutions!

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This is how we feel about running at 3 p.m. after a late night, bacon-donut brunch, and afternoon nap…

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About those donuts. That’s what we contributed (plus Smitten Kitchen’s beautiful spinach-cheese strata, which I didn’t snap a single photo of, sorry) to my family’s belated Christmas brunch yesterday! Yum.

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Here’s proof that I ate a vegetable at some point over the past three days :) Simple grilled chicken salads at home on Saturday that hit the spot!

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And one final meal with Chris before he headed back to Australia: a French feast at Le Sel. Still dreaming about the epic ginger-lime mocktail they made for me:

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We got a ton of small plates to share, including this yummy beet salad.

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And the roast chicken! So buttery and tender.

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After so much running and eating around, it was nice to end our Christmas break on a low-key note yesterday afternoon. We spent a few hours tidying up, cooking dinner, and washing + folding a pile of baby clothes! Coming soon in the new year :)

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Back to the usual routine today!

  • How did your first run of 2017 go?
  • Locals: Have you tried Le Sel? Thoughts?
  • Running after an afternoon nap: Yay or nay?