Woah, what a weekend! This was the type of weekend that left me way more exhausted than refreshed come Monday morning. Saturday I was up bright and early so I could make it to the Team in Training group run at the Milwaukee Lakefront. I ran 2 miles to get there, 14 or so with the group, and 4 more by myself for a total of 20.6 miles. I planned to only run around 15 or so, but many of the group miles ended up being pretty slow, so I still felt good at the end and wanted to keep going. Love that!
I have been doing almost all of my long runs solo lately, so it was really fun to run with the group and chat the morning away. After I got home and refueled, I headed straight to the grocery store to stock up for the week. Then it was back home to do some cleaning before my brother Mike arrived to spend the night.
We went out to dinner with my dad and his girlfriend at The Palms in Milwaukee. I had a delicious beet and goat cheese salad, followed by a margherita flatbread pizza. The food was great, but the most important part of the meal was obviously dessert. Before dinner, I spotted a drink on the specialty martini list that I knew I would be ordering after my meal.
Behold, The Fat Elvis: Cruzan Banana Rum, Castries Peanut Creme, Godiva Dark Chocolate, and banana. I am pretty sure it was put on the menu just for me. And oh my work it was amazing. We also shared a chocolate fondue for the table, but this drink stole the show and I deemed it the only thing truly photo worthy. Me and my little brother:
After dinner we headed home and Mike passed out on the couch at 9:45pm. What a party animal! Steve and I stayed up way too late chatting away, until finally my food and sugar induced coma got the best of me.
I awoke to the first day of spring not to sunny skies and chirping birds, but to cold pouring rain. Super!
I immediately decided that a run would not be happening, so I waited for Mike to wake up (yes, he slept on our couch from 9:45pm until 8am) and we set to work doing what anyone would do while not partaking in an early morning workout.
Making waffles! We sort of followed a recipe for pumpkin waffles, but changed it so much that it really was totally made-up. We used canned butternut squash, coconut oil, whole wheat pastry flour, oatmeal, pumpkin pie spice, almond milk, & eggs. They came out amazingly delicious.
We topped them with fresh berries, banana slices, and maple syrup.
Way better than running in the freezing rain.
The rest of Sunday was spent at my grandma’s 75th birthday party! It was so much fun, and I have about a million pictures to sort through before I can post about it. Get ready for some great X-Box Kinect Dance Party action shots in which I make a complete fool of myself.
What was the best thing you did this weekend? Best thing you ate?