Phew! I had a long, but awesome, day. I headed up to Winston-Salem this morning for church and Easter brunch with some friends. We had an amazing spread of food, including a ham that a friend, Mary, ordered online and it was seriously the best ham I’ve ever had. She got it from HamIam.com – I want to find an excuse to order one…
I took these gluten-free morning glory muffins and these paleo cashew blueberry scones. Hilary came over and helped me cook dinner and bake last night – we spent three hours in the kitchen (after three hours at the mall and a break for a beer and chips at Noda Brewing in between shopping and cooking).
We were both skeptical of the scones (the batter did not look right), but they turned out amazing and were a big hit at brunch. The muffins were awesome when she and I shared one right out of the oven, but the texture was a bit meh after sitting overnight. I’d make them for a same-day event but, like many gluten-free goodies, they didn’t store super well. They may have been better reheated…
Anyway, brunch was delicious and my golfing date was really, really fun. As expected, I was terrible but I didn’t whiff it too many times so I’m calling it a success. I have a feeling I’ll be sore tomorrow even though we weren’t at the driving range very long – my body is not used to that range of motion!
It’s been forevvvvvver since I’ve done a Weekender and I consistently hear that’s one of your guys’ favorite posts so here we go! I’m getting back in my blogging groove I think.
Super interesting read about keeping a 12-hour eating window for maintaining a healthy weight.
This was a great read on avoiding burnout at work – even (or perhaps especially) if you love your job. (I never take it for granted that I love my job. Seriously. So. Grateful.)
Ummm I feel kind of cool that I knew about this hoodie and purchased one as a gift a few months ago before it became so popular.
Good resources in this post for going gluten-free as a runner! (Run to the Finish is an awesome running blog, btw.)
7 Questions You Should Ask Yourself at the End of Every Day – I want to write these down and keep it on my nightstand. Good things to think about!
When was the last time you cleaned your coffee machine? I’m saying I don’t need to clean mine rest since I just got it a couple months ago. Right? Right. Here’s a quick tutorial though for future reference. 😉
Last Week’s Workouts
S – ran 8.5 miles, 7:35 pace
M – 30 minutes on the stairclimber (with an episode of The Mindy Project!)
T – ran 5 miles, 8:10 pace (explored the Plaza Midwood neighborhood – super cute!)
W – ran 5 miles at the NoDa Beer Run, 7:23 pace (I was pleasantly surprised by this pace since running has felt so hard for me lately! Running with friends makes such a difference!)
Th – took a rest day; my allergies were killing me and I just felt TERRIBLE (I keep telling myself it’s just allergies and not a cold). And, I just needed a a rest day!
F – ran 30 minutes stairclimber (trying to sweat out my cold…errrr allergies)
S – ran 8.8 miles, 7:40 pace
Alright, I’m off to bed! I’m exhausted! Hope you have a great week!
Questions for you (I love hearing from my readers!):
Any golfers out there?
Do you have any allergy/cold remedies??