Happy Columbus Day!
What a great, fun weekend. Lots accomplished, but lots of fun…that’s balance, right?
Saturday started off with an always fun Zumba class! Then I hopped my sweaty self into my car and made my way to Thanksgiving Farms to pick up my CSA box for the week.
You would think I would be used to the amount of food, but I am still shocked each week:
Yum! My mission this weekend was to try to incorporate some of that into my meals and not wait until Monday to tackle it (my usual plan!).
On Saturday, I used CSA kale in my kale eggs with a side of CSA tomatoes:
Saturday afternoon, I watched Maryland try to hold their own against Wake Forest. We had plans to have dinner with Bill’s sister, so I lost the grainy AM station as we were heading over the mountain and just assumed they ended up losing (the score was 14-13 with MD trailing with just over a minute left). Turns out…they pulled it off! Go Terps!!
We ate at Cafe del sol where I had an super yummy blackened tilapia flatbread…would definitely order that again!
Sunday morning started off with a little pre-run fuel of a banana and peanut butter.
I’m really trying to be sure I get something in before my runs – especially the long runs. Katie and I had 11 miles on the schedule…but it didn’t quite go off as planned. Neither of us was feeling 100% and it was 50 degrees and raining. We ended up running 2.5 miles and walked an additional 5. It wasn’t what the schedule called for, but we both felt great for getting out and getting something done. It would have been easy for me to just stay in under the covers, but at least I had my butt moving. I’m trying to balance my training schedule with listening to my body.
Later in the afternoon, I dug back into my CSA loot – I made 4 bean veggie chili (unpictured!) using CSA onions and green peppers. I also tried my hand at a pumpkin cornbread recipe by Daily Garnish and it actually turned out really well. Delicious (and I never bake, it’s typically a disaster!!).
Onto the 2nd football game of interest for the weekend – my Redskins. They didn’t get it done, but they definitely put up a good fight. With all the hype about Atlanta, I thought they were going to run us over, but we held our own and finished well. Here’s hoping RGIII is feeling better and back with us soon!!
The rest of the day was spent relaxing, working on some cooperlily & blue projects (one of the good and bad things about running your own company – depending on how you look at it!), checking in on other games around the league and sporting my Redskins jersey proudly to Guido’s. Guido’s is a tiny little hole in the wall bar just down the street…turned out to be a great little place. Thanks to Kelly and Chris for serving up some great drinks, and even better veggie burger and being a lot of fun.
So, today it’s back to business. I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend!!
Ever pop into a place you never thought you would and find it to be a lot of fun????