Missed me, bro? Or Nah? You just have to love my consistency. I figured what better way to check in than by joining my friend, Tara at Running 'N' Reading, in her Weekend Update Link-Up! She's a much better writer than me, so make sure and check her out if you aren't following her already.
My weekend started off in the best way possible: A long run with Debi on Friday morning. As usual, my hot mess self couldn't just go out and run 16 miles. First, I needed Debi to apply some KT Tape to my sore back in the Chick Fil-A bathroom. I'm pretty sure that was the first time the words "Drop your shorts" have been uttered there. Then, my CamelBak sprung a leak and I ended up with more Nuun on me then in me. Nonetheless, it was a pretty perfect long run. No puke for me, and we were able to finish strong with our last 5 miles at or below marathon pace.
Later that night, the girls and I went to a dinner at our synagogue with my parents and our family friends. I ate the most delicious salad: It had pomegranate seeds on it, which reminded me that I had bought a pomegranate the other day. Ok, I really ate 2 salads since I ate Lexi's also. What? At least I didn't eat 2 desserts.
The girls spent the night at my parents house which allowed me to sleep late on Saturday morning. It was ah-may-zing. Josh and I got some stuff done around the house and I got cozy in the laundry room since the laundry fairies still haven't come. I really don't mind doing laundry. It's just putting it away that I'm not good at. I put away a shitload of clothes though so I nailed that part of it.
The weather here this weekend was gorgeous so I got out for a quick 3 mile run. I was so excited to bust out my new Oiselle Gwen tank. I ran without music to allow time for my mind to wander which is always so refreshing. I didn't put up any amazing paces, but it felt good.
On Sunday I got to work in the kitchen by doing a few loads of dishes, and I continued on my laundry journey, which I'm pretty sure is never ending. I also finally dealt with that pomegranate. I've been meaning to try shredding chicken in my mixer like I've seen on Pinterest, so I cooked up some chicken in the crock pot. I used frozen chicken tenders, some chicken broth, garlic powder, salt, lemon pepper, and thyme and cooked it on high. I have no idea how long I cooked it for, but I turned it off when I noticed it was bubbling out of the lid (classic Cecilia move right there). I put the chicken in the bowl of my mixer and then turned it on a low setting for about a minute. And then I had a bowl full of shredded chicken! Holy Hamburgers, Pinterest win! I'll use this chicken for some meals this week since I'm totally getting my shit together this week.
I headed out for a run at around 4:30, and decided on 5 miles since it would get me to 30 miles for this week. The sun started to set about 3 miles in and the sky was all sorts of beautiful. I really can't get enough of the running these days. I'm kind of on a permanent runner's high, and I'm not mad about it.
I'm closing out my weekend with a special tip for y'all. Brownies are awesome, yes? Take your brownies to a whole other level by spreading THIS on top of them.