Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I took Sunday “off” from blogging to be with my cousins, since one of them already has to fly home this afternoon. I’ll rewind way back to Saturday morning for a few updates.
MSP and I wanted to get out for a run before our guests arrived, since we knew it’d be a little tough to break away for a workout after that. We had a BEAUTIFUL run along Willow Creek for 4.4 miles. The weatherman said it was 55 out… and you’d think by now I’d know better than to trust him! But I left my mittens at home anyway because I DID trust him! And boy was I sorry! We both thought it felt a little more like 25 than 55. My little hands were red and freezing the whole time.
Have you ever tried to run with your hands stuffed in your pockets? One word: AWKWARD! Imagine someone running with their hands plastered to their sides and think of how funny that looks. Then put me in that vision.. that was me. Maybe this was an instance of “you just had to be there” for it to be funny, but for some reason it cracks me up!
I’ve never been one of those runners who can go outside in shorts when it’s cold out. I see people wearing tiny running shorts and a long-sleeved shirt with maybe hat and gloves when it’s below freezing. And then there’s me with insulated running pants, dry-wicking shirt, fleece pullover and down running jacket. Usually with an earband AND a scarf. I’d rather tie all those layers around my waist once I get warm than freeze my A$$ off for the first 20 minutes of my run.
After our run we came home to finish up the remaining items on my housecleaning to-do list, including some Doodie Duty (aka: squat-n-scoops) so at least I got a little leg training in. Then zipped off to the airport. Later in the afternoon we set up a “snack buffet” of pita chips with hummus, baked tostito scoops with salsa, and carrot sticks with my homemade navy bean dip. We watched the Cincinnati Bearcats game and just chilled inside while it was chilly outside.
That evening we ordered some gluten-free veggie pizza delivery from Garlic Jim’s so I had a piece of that with my usual extra-large ‘side salad’.
Sunday brought snow AGAIN, two rounds. One first thing in the morning then another one at about 2:30. It’s not even winter yet, and I’m already ready for spring! We all bundled up and took the dogs out for a walk… about 3 miles.
Look what my cousin Lisa brought me from Ohio! A PLETHORA of PISTACHIO…!
(Wahooo! Thank you Lisa!) You know I had to gobble one up almost immediately.
We had a little “burrito/taco bar” action for lunch:
Here’s mine (whole wheat tortilla, Tofutti, mashed avocado, homemade blackbean dip, spinach and chunky salsa). My “burrito” looks suspiciously like a “wrap”.
We did a little sightseeing at Red Rocks Amphitheater before the snow REALLY kicked in.
Once home again we were feeling “snacky” so I made some baked purple kale:
And some baked sweet potato chips sprinkled with cinnamon – these went over better with my guests than the kale did…
We played a little Wii and watched a couple of movies while snacking on the above chips (and some Halloween TWIX).
It is supposed to be sunny today so I’m crossing my fingers that maybe we can get out for a hike before noon when we have to head back to the airport. I’m hoping that I’ll have a few great scenery shots to share with you in the next post.
Have an excellent Monday, friends!
– Shari B. =)