I’m officially on vacation – hooray!
And since I’ve just shelled out $12.95 for in-flight wifi, I may as well blog, yes?
Even though I got a crappy night’s sleep, I woke up bright and early this morning to get a long run in before I left for the airport. I’ve been feeling super sluggish and a little run down during my runs this week, so I wasn’t sure how this one was going to go. I actually thought about bagging it, but I’m glad I didn’t.
12 miles and I felt great during most of the run – especially the last half where I picked up the pace a bit. I didn’t realize how much I needed a confidence-boosting run until this morning! Now I feel much better about my workouts for the next few weeks before my next race in early June (another 10K!).
I’ve been kind of frazzled and busy this week trying to cram lots of errands and trip preparations into my days, and a relaxing dinner with lady friends on Tuesday was just what I needed for a little break.
Megan, Katie, Sofia, Leslie, Rebecca and I decided to form a cooking club, and our inaugural meeting was at Rebecca’s pad. Spanish tapas was the theme, and upon entering Rebecca’s apartment we were all greeted with the delicious aroma of our meal.
Arroz con pollo, tortilla de patatas, espinacas con garbanzos (all made by our amazing hostess), and spinach, caramelized onion, and gruyere frittata (made by Megan)
I always leave room for dessert, and luckily we had many options to choose from. Coconut banana bread with lime glaze (made by Sofia), blondies made with chickpeas (made by Katie) and I made some oatmeal peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.
Everything was delicious, and spending time with these ladies over tasty food and vino always puts me in a good mood.
Speaking of vino, I’m headed to Napa right now (I believe we have just crossed the Iowa border – totally obsessed with in-flight maps!) to celebrate the pending nuptials of one of my best pals, Darby! I’m so excited to catch up with Darb, eat delicious food and of course, sample some great wines. Here’s hoping I can hold my own at the vineyards tomorrow (I’m thinking baby glasses of wine and lots of water will be key, since my alcohol tolerance is still fairly nonexistent).
Hope everyone has a great long weekend!
Question: Would you ever be part of a cooking club? Ever been to Napa? Until right now, I haven’t been farther west than New Orleans, so I’m pretty excited 🙂