Happy Sunday! This has been such a lovely weekend – so relaxing! I’ve been going non-stop since Memorial Day weekend and it’s been wonderful to not have anywhere to be, no bags to pack, and just enjoy being home.
I slept in until 8:15 yesterday (late for me! 🙂 ) and then John and I headed down to the Old Salem Cobblestone Farmer’s Market. I love all the beautiful fall produce coming in!
I got some Krankies pour-over coffee (per usual), lettuce, tomatoes, eggs, and fresh flowers. And I met a blog reader which is always fun. (Hi Dave!)
The colors are starting to change around town – I love Winston-Salem in the fall!
After the farmer’s market, we ran a few errands and then headed to the Coffee Park to pay a visit to the Camel City Grill. We both got PBB&J (peanut butter, bacon, hot pepper jelly) burgers and then took them home to put them on our own toasted GF buns. BYOB folks.
I had a nice little surprise in the mail too! Thanks Simone France!
I didn’t read any great articles last week since it’s was pretty hectic, working late almost every night. BUT, I did get in three workouts! I did 20 minutes on the elliptical on Thursday, ran 1.5 miles on Friday and then lifted weights (upper body) on Saturday. My knee felt OK for a little bit on the treadmill but then I started getting shooting pain in my knee and up my thigh so I quit. Hmph.
My mom was talking to my cousin (who has ran dozens of marathons, including Boston multiple times) and he said I should still run the marathon in 2 weeks, if my knee was feeling ok. He said the rest and time off would give me really fresh legs on race day. I’m going to try to run a few times this week and see how I feel. Come race day, it will have been 8 or 9 weeks since my last long run so I’m not sure if I’d really still be in marathon shape. And definitely not Boston-qualifiying shape but if I feel up for it, it could be a good learning experience race and then pick a spring marathon to try to qualify at. We’ll see. (Any experience marathons reading, please let me know your thoughts on all this!)
Alright, I’m off to eat some gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free pumpkin muffins! (Recipe soon!) Have a great Sunday!
Oh! I almost forgot. The winner of Ashley’s gluten-free cookbook is….Tara who loves apple cider donuts from the farm in the fall. Congrats Tara! I’ll shoot you an email soon to get your shipping info.