I’m sitting on my couch, spooning a jar of almond butter (literally) and watching the Olympics. Kind of the ideal Sunday evening, minus the barking dog trying to kill the vibe.
Ok, let’s play catch up with some random updates and weekend highlights.
First, did you see my post on Friday? I shared an exclusive recipe from Ali’s (aka Inspiralized) new cookbook Inspiralize Everything. The book hits stands tomorrow!
So last week I dropped some pre-mature hints regarding a running update. Obviously my not-so-subtle silence means something is up. I hate to sound so dramatic (really, I’m fine) but I need more information before writing about it. Changing gears now…
This weekend was pretty great. Nothing crazy, just good quality time with my friends, the sun and my puppy. We spent almost all day Saturday by the pool talking, eating and trying to grasp the fact that we aren’t going back to school this month. Colleges in the south start really early so pretty much everyone has left, including my sister :(. I know this isn’t my first semester post-grad, but January doesn’t have the same “back to school” feel like the fall. It’s weird and I don’t know when I’ll get over it.
Sunday morning I watched the women’s marathon and tried to teach my new dog new tricks (not a success). Later, I went to lunch with a big group of friends at Oxford Exchange, followed by a much-
needed wanted massage.
While massages are supposed to be mentally relaxing, and they are for the most part, I wish I had a pen and paper by my side. I do some serious good/deep thinking on that table. Luckily I remembered some of it (and proceeded to write about it for an upcoming post). It made me think of other times and places that are inappropriate/awkward for random bursts of writing: church, group exercise classes and driving are my top three. Siri translates horribly for me.
Back to the Olympics for a minute. A few sub-topics…
1. How incredible that all three female marathoners made the top 10?! Top 9, actually. It’s unfortunate (and I hope not the case) that their accomplishments get blown under the radar because they didn’t medal. All three are extremely inspiring. I can’t imagine running a marathon in that weather either.
2. Did you see this article? It circulated the internet because of its ridiculous and sexist title, which has since been updated. If you read that, then you’ll enjoy this article. An extreme satire (and sad we have to go to these lengths), but it proves a point.
Lastly, I’ll talk more about this in a “recent meals” post, but I just inherited a cast iron skillet. Aside from the way it smokes up my house, I’m so in love with it. I never want to eat chicken thighs any other way. Seriously, that good.
And now I want that entire skillet for dinner tonight. I might make it happen.
*Linking up to MIMM*