I hope those of you in the north east are all staying safe in the hurricane! We had some light rain and a lot of wind yesterday, but seem to have been spared most of it because we’re about 3 hours from the coast. I spent the day hunkered down getting stuff done around the house, and then, since it was safe to go out and about last night, we had a hurricane party at my friend Elle’s :)
We did a potluck dinner and drinks; I brought a delicious Mediterranean Pasta Salad. Recipe coming tomorrow :)
Besides my pasta salad and wine and champagne, also on the menu was some salad:
And Lebanese food! One of our friends, Khalil, is Lebanese and made delicious homemade hummus:
Plus these meat ball thingies that I forget the name of — basically ground beef, parsley, onions, garlic, and some herbs all mixed together into patties and baked. YUM! Especially yum when put into a pita with hummus :)
Here’s my friend Lauren hamming (er… beef-ing?) it up with them, heh:
Such a fun night! It was great to hang out and catch up with the grad school gang over dinner and drinks. I missed them while we were gone! Dessert was a refreshing fruit salad :)
p.s. Isn’t this sign that Elle has on her wall cute? It’s SO her. She seriously wears 4 inch heels to class at like 9 a.m.
This morning, I woke up to gorgeous sunshine! Just in time because I had plans to meet a new friend, Genna, for a run :)
Genna is a blog reader that just moved to the area from New York. She emailed me last week to say hello and we decided it would be fun to meet up! I’m always on board for new running friends :)
We did one of my standard super hilly routes around town, chatting the whole way. It was fun to get to know her — we have a lot in common and I’m excited to have a new running buddy, especially since a bunch of my usual running buddies from grad school are injured right now :(
We did a total of 5.27 hilly miles in 47:39, for an average pace of 9:03.
- Mile 1: 8:54
- Mile 2: 8:41
- Mile 3: 8:28
- Mile 4: 8:51
- Mile 5: 9:47 (endless hill of death)
- Last 0.27 miles: 9:45 (so worn out from hill of death)
Great run! I was feeling pretty tired so I’m glad I had company or else I would have walked the whole way ;)
I’m off to get some work done — we have a biochem quiz already tomorrow morning :( Booooo!!! I’m thinking studying might need to happen by the pool ;)
Happy Sunday, everyone! Stay safe out there!