Dinner · Running

I love Long Weekends

Ok. I’m just saying, long weekends are the best thing ever. Three days off just makes all the difference to me. I’m lucky that I have a couple of long weekends in a row coming up.

So far my weekend is going pretty well. I’ve got to do some housework today. But yesterday I had one of those sort of perfect days when you get a little bit of everything done. It all started with an early morning visit from a friend who brought me a large Dunkin’ Donuts coffee with skim milk. It tasted amazing and was the perfect thing at 8:30 on a Saturday morning.

My sister made me breakfast on Saturday morning – amazing scrambled eggs. She added milk and some sort of cheese, and the eggs were great. I can’t remember the last time someone made me breakfast. It was nice. I had a piece of toast, too.

Eventually I motivated myself to get a run in. I ran 6 1/2 miles outside and it was a beautiful day! The only somewhat difficult thing about this winter is figuring out what to wear on my outdoor runs. Yesterday I had on my running tights, a long sleeved under armor shirt (a heavier weight, made for cold days I think) and a fleece vest. Half way through I put the vest on a park bench, and picked it up on my way back during my first loop. When I finished the first loop, I dropped the vest off at the car. I was definitely a little warm. My ears were a little cold, but I knew I would be too hot if I had my hat on. It is all a delicate balance, I guess!

After my run was finished, I stopped by City Sports to see if I could pick up some sort of jacket for next week’s half marathon. I wanted to have some foul weather gear just in case it was raining or snowing. I picked up this cool Brooks running jacket, which was 50% off on the clearance rack – not bad!

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This is a shelter jacket. It will help protect from wind (and I am sure it’s going to be windy regardless on the Cape next weekend) and rain but it is not waterproof – that would be impossible because you would not be able to breathe in the jacket. I am sort of a superstitious person when it comes to certain things. I thought that if I bought a ‘rain jacket’ maybe it would not rain on race day. The forecast, seven days out, says that it will be sunny and 42 degrees! My fingers and toes are crossed – I would love a day like that for the race.

After City Sports I stopped by East Side market where I picked up some Kashi granola bars, Luna bars, Fage yogurt, Bare Naked granola, soy milk, and a couple of other things. I came home and ate a small piece of pizza for my post run snack (by this time I was starving!).

My sister, mom and my sister’s boyfriend made dinner last night. It was wonderful. They used a few recipes from Ina Garten’s Back to Basics cookbook. We had roasted broccoli, baked potatoes with Greek yogurt, and haddock with whole grain mustard and capers. Everything was delicious.

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After dinner we played games for hours. It was a fun night.

Happy Sunday morning, everyone. I’ll be back in a bit!

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