Check out this picture I took out my window yesterday of the snow!!
It’s so weird that we got snow this far south when no one farther north really did! It was seriously coming down for awhile!
I was having flashbacks to last winter’s “Snowmageddon” in DC, ha. Remember when my flight home to Florida was cancelled for three days and I went sledding with my neighbor’s kids? And when I went to the grocery store in my neighbor’s SUV only to find it COMPLETELY empty? And took pictures of myself with the snow up to my WAIST?
Yeah. That was crazy.
Anyway, yesterday was nothing like that, but it was still fun to get to see some snow By this morning, everything was already pretty much melted and we were left with the typical North Carolina sunshine!
Good thing, since I had plans to run a 6 miler with my grad school friends Jillian and Samantha!
Since I’m done with this semester on Thursday (!!) and heading back up to DC for break on Saturday, I’m actually going to run the Jingle All the Way 10k on Sunday in D.C.! I’m excited — and decided it would be good to do a 6 miler this weekend to get my head in the game 😉
We decided to explore a new trail today for the run — about 20 minutes away and called the Tobacco Trail!
It was great — super pretty with the trees lining the trail, and mostly flat, too! A very nice change from our regular VERY hilly routes It will be perfect for longer runs in the spring — there’s talk of training for another half marathon!
We ran the 6 miles in 52 minutes, for an average pace of 8:44. Sweet!
- Mile 1: 8:35
- Mile 2: 8:59
- Mile 3: 8:39
- Mile 4: 8:59
- Mile 5: 8:40
- Mile 6: 8:35
Success! Feeling strong and ready to rock the 10k next weekend
I came back and had a tasty lunch with Matt
We finished up the soup I blogged about yesterday:
We ended up adding some chicken to the soup, too — just cooked in a pan with some olive oil, garlic, and paprika and cumin, and then shredded before being added in:
Yum yum! We also added some hot sauce 😉
On the side, I made us salads with some lettuce on its very last legs (I hate when you open the bag and it’s already almost bad! Lame.), plus a clementine:
Dessert was one of these tasty Kashi trail mix cookies Love these when I’m feeling too lazy to bake any myself!
Time to get back down to studying! Here’s my schedule for this week:
- Monday — Food Science final exam
- Tuesday — last day of biostats (review), last day of counseling skills class (we already took our final in this class), and Maternal & Children’s Nutrition final exam
- Wednesday — study!
- Thursday — Biostats final exam, then DONE!! wooo
Soooo close I’ll be studying the rest of the afternoon, then Matt and I have a fun pizza and movie date planned for tonight — we’re going to go see 127 Hours! Looks intense. Any of you guys seen it yet? Thoughts?