A long weekend equals a lot of photos, so I will try to keep this quick!
Let's backtrack all the way to Friday, when Eric and I made pizza! I went with my regular of potatoes, kale and chickpeas, with some cashew cream.
And Eric went with his regular of marinara and cashew cream.
The pizza was great and it was the perfect pre-race fuel! We went to sleep pretty early since we had an early morning planned.
Saturday morning was all about the half marathon. Now that it is all over I can't wait to do another one! Atleast I have three planned for this fall!
We spent the rest of Saturday lounging around, and then finally got to work making dinner. The weather was perfect all weekend, so we busted out the grill.
We put on our best grillin' outfits...Eric went with a white tank top and some cut offs.
And I put on my Texas shirt and drank a PBR while supervising.
Kitta Marie supervised both of us.
We grilled a bunch of veggie burgers and some corn.
We cracked open our new bottle of beer.
And I was pretty excited to put my new glass to use!
We also tried another new beer, which was great.
I tried to stay up and hang with the cool kids, but I was exhausted Saturday night and just went to sleep.
But I was very excited to wake up Sunday morning with minimal pain in my legs. My right hamstring was sore, and my left knee, but I did some yoga and iced the knee and both of those made a big difference.
Our waffle maker is still going strong so Eric made waffles and tempeh bacon for breakfast.
My hunger was slightly out of control on Sunday so not very long after breakfast I was hungry again.
Eric, Juli, Adam and I all met up at The Belgian Cafe for some afternoon drinks and eats.
Eric ended up ordering the vegan wings.
We were having so much fun hanging out that we all went back to Juli's and put a table and chairs outside to enjoy the weather. Then we busted out battleship...boys vs. girls!
Even though the boys won Juli and I were still excited.
Chuck, on the other hand, was not excited and was trying very hard to bust through the glass to come hang out with us.
Juli continued being an awesome hostess and invited Eric and I to stay over for dinner. We were able to put together some sort of Mexican themed meal that was delicious.
While Eric and Juli cooked, Adam and I got to drinking.
We still keep it classy when drinking non-classy drinks.
We sat outside and ate by candlelight.
And eventually opened up a window for Chuck.
I was pretty happy to wake up Monday morning with no pain in my legs, and went out for a short recovery run. My legs felt heavy the first half mile, but after that they were fine!
Eric and I were going to an afternoon BBQ and wanted to bring a dish.
I prepped some pita dough.
And we shucked some edamame.
We made edamame hummus, a first for us, and I think it turned out alright. It's not perfect, but it was a good start.
We biked over to Lemon Hill in Fairmount Park to meet up with friends.
It was really hot, but you couldn't have asked for better weather.
Of course there was a tree climbing contest.
And there was a lot of good food.
You know how some people get baby fever? Well to put it lightly I have dog fever. Bad. I am already plotting how I am going to steal my parent's dog(s) when I go home in a few weeks.
After too much sun and fun Eric and I headed home, but stopped by Whole Foods. Does anyone here play foursquare, not the old school ball game, but the check-in game? Don't make fun of me...but if you use foursquare you can check-in at Whole Foods and get a small container of gelato or sorbet. I picked blood orange and it was good.
And done. That was a lot. As much fun as the weekend was, I ate and drank a lot and barely slept and feel terrible today. I can't wait to rest of all week because we have a BIG weekend next weekend. We have some pretty special people coming to visit!