Oh my word I have so much to tell you about this weekend! Unfortunately I don’t that much time. I really want to to get to bed at a decent hour tonight as I’ll be waking up at 5 to squish a workout in before work. I have such a busy week ahead of me it may be my only chance!
So let’s start with Friday. I took the day off to run some errands and get ready for Little Guy’s party on Saturday. On my list of things to do was a visit to a new local farm that runs a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture.) Once I got there I fell in love! Here’s how it works (at least at the farm I joined)…. You pay a yearly fee and then pick up your share of the crops weekly until the end of the growing season. All the produce is grown on that farm. What a great way to get things that are in season!
Not to mentioned picked that day!
This weeks share was amazing! sugar snap peas, snow peas, shelled peas, broccoli, cabbage, butter lettuce, basil, parsley, radishes and a few things I never heard of! I actually had to label them in the bags so I wouldn’t forget what they were…
I’m sure I’m forgetting some. I didn’t have time to takes lots of pics. I had a houseful of guest on the way and I needed to get ready. Both my parents and the husband’s parents were on the way.
Saturday was the big day. Little Guy’s 5th birthday party. His actual birthday is still a few days away but we wanted to have a get together with his friends and have a big family dinner at home.
At the party we had all the classics, pizza, chips and of course cake…
…but dinner was my meal. Remember all those greens I mentioned earlier. Well they all went into this amazing salad!
I also made a pork loin, creamy mashed potatoes, Vidalia Roasted Radishes, and roasted broccoli. It was such a healthy light meal and everyone seemed to love it. I barely had any leftovers. More and more, nothing makes me happier then cooking a healthy food for people. It just makes me smile. :)
So Saturday ended with me, the husband and all our parents on the couch watching a movie. It was nice but I had to head to bed early for a 7 mile race Sunday morning. And what a race it was!
I headed down to the city alone. It was just too early to get the whole family out there with me and sometimes the logistics are tough with kids. This isn’t the first event I’ve done alone and I’m sure it won’t be the last. Sometimes I like flying solo. It’s hard to explain but it makes me feel independent and in a weird way, courageous.
So the race was 7 miles around the harbor in Baltimore and let me tell you it was h, o, t, HOT! I was dying after the first mile! and I went downhill from there. I think I may have taken more walk breaks in this race then any other. There was one stretch, about 1.5 miles, where the sun was directly in front of us with NO shade anywhere in sight.
Here’s the chart from my Nike+.
It only measured the race at 6.62 miles. This is the most it’s ever been off at an event and I’m wondering if it had anything to do my walk breaks. Honestly, I don’t care. I’m not a stickler for the distances. Either way I finished it about 1:09 but I’m not sure of my official time as they haven’t released the results yet. Notice the huge dip at the end. I actually forgot to turn it off after I crossed the finished. It took me awhile to catch my breath and get some air.
My favorite part of the race was the watermelon wedges they gave away at the finish. Nothing ever tasted so good! It’s was so cold and refreshing, the perfect post race snack.
Once I got home it was time to cook again. I made a huge breakfast for the family. Eggs, bacon and banana pancakes. Then the Husband and Grandfather went off to play golf leaving Grandma and me to play with little guy and all his new toys. It was fun. :)
All in all it was an AMAZING weekend. I did overdose on pizza and berger cookies. Right now my stomach actually hurts from being too full. Not a big deal. Tomorrow I resume "normalcy." Whatever that means. Unfortunately, I don’t feel ready for the week. My house guests cleaned me out in the food department but I’m going to do the best I can with what I have. Maybe I’ll make a mid week trip to the grocery store but really, I’m not sure I’ll have the time. I have work, little guy has a doctors appointment (follow up for his eye), a house inspection, bank trips, Ugh! How am I going to get it all done?!? I do have lunches made, backpacks packed and workout clothes on. So I’m as ready as I can be for tomorrow morning and that’s all that matters now.
So… how was your weekend? :)