Let’s see…over the weekend we warmed up, thawed out, and then cooled back down and now the messy stuff is back; can y’all believe this weather roller coaster? This is crazy. I’d like to just stay home today, but that’s not likely to happen; instead, I’ll spend the next few days hoping for decent weather next Sunday so that I don’t start to wonder whether I’m destined to run marathons in bad weather.
Nevertheless, it’s time for the Weekend Update! Remember that you are more than welcome to join in. Please make sure to add your link at the bottom of this post and don’t forget the fine print…you can read all about that here; posts not following these guidelines will be deleted. More than anything, I ask that you help support this growing community and visit some of the other blogs that are participating. If you ever have questions, don’t hesitate to ask!
Friday evening started out with some great mail; I received some awesome swag from the folks at Nuun and a book I won in a giveaway from The Novel Life (thanks Stacy!). Stacy posted a great review of this one, and I was intrigued.
I was really looking forward to a long run on Saturday morning; unfortunately, the weather did not want to cooperate (is anyone surprised by this? I didn’t think so.) The thunderstorms began in earnest early Saturday morning, and did not let up until around 2pm, so I not-so-patiently waited out the yuckiness. I think there were some pre-marathon grunchies (that’s when you’re grouchy because you haven’t been able to run yet) going on, since I voluntarily cleaned the bathroom to kill time.
My run started out like this –
with a little of this thrown in for fun, just to make sure I was paying attention, I guess.
Thankfully, it ended up like this –
as the sun decided to make a cameo appearance and warm things up just a little. Even though I got a late start, I was so thankful to get my long run in (and I’m sure J was, as well; those grunchies are no joke!) and then we could settle in for the evening.
We watched Fury with Brad Pitt…um, you can skip this one and you’re welcome. The best part of that movie was this Paleo Mug Cake that only requires four ingredients: a ripe banana, one egg, two tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder and one and half tablespoons of whichever nut butter you prefer.
Mix all that up, put in anything else you want (I added unsweetened coconut flakes and walnut pieces), and then stick in the microwave for a couple of minutes. I’m telling you, this is the best no sugar dessert I’ve ever eaten. Even J is sold; he’s ready for more.
I’ve started reading an upcoming release (March 17) by former NPR correspondent Mary Louise Kelly, titled The Bullet; I can’t stop reading it now. It’s so good. Courtney, Sarah, Molly & Wendy (all book lovers!), I thought about each of you while I was reading this one. A 37-year-old woman discovers, through a routine MRI to evaluate her for carpal tunnel syndrome, that she has a bullet lodged in the base of her skull; apparently, the bullet hit her during the murder of her birth parents when she was three years old and she didn’t even know she was adopted. GAH! That’s all I’m going to tell you.
I did make time to get a little food prep done and decided to whip up a “hash” meal to eat for lunch this week. I’ll share more about this in another post, but I’m definitely getting more creative in trying to eat more veggies!
After that, more reading, a walk with Scooter and trying to promise myself that I wouldn’t stay up too late watching the Oscars. Hope you all have had a fabulous weekend and that the nasty weather isn’t getting you down; Spring is just around the corner…right?!?
Did the weather change your weekend plans?