Hi friends – I hope you are doing okay out there. I’ll be honest it feels kind of silly/pointless to be writing about my weekend while the world is in crisis, but I’m hoping that coming to my blog and reading will bring you some joy or at least a brief distraction. And if it does, then it’s worth me still writing.
We had really nice weather this weekend and, especially with the forecast for this week looking pretty rainy, we focused on getting as much fresh air as possible.
On Sunday, super early, I went to see the cherry blossoms via my running shoes.
It was stunning, as always, especially at sunrise.
I ran back via Hains Point, which is my other favorite cherry blossom spot, especially because it’s usually empty. It would be a nice spot for a cherry blossom picnic if the weather clears up later this week.
It felt nice to move after a couple weeks of not much running. I’ve been struggling with motivation to run since my half marathon got cancelled. Obviously a race being cancelled is completely insignificant compared to real issues people are dealing with right now but I do feel disappointed, especially after picking up so much steam the past couple months with my running again for the first time in years.
On the upside… the weather forecast for Saturday (the day my half marathon was supposed to be) right now is calling for cold rain, so, there’s that. 😉 I kind of hope the weather is garbage that morning so I’m less bummed to not be out there!
Anyway. We also did a hike this weekend – it was fun to hit the trails… it had been awhile! Riese loves hiking just as much as us, which is nice. 🙂 She actually has pretty good stamina, too – she started in the hiking backpack on Matt but quickly wanted to get out and walk with us.
We also got a lot of stuff done around the house this weekend! On Saturday morning, we spent a few hours putting together a border for Riese’s playhouse and filling it in with wood chips so it’s softer in case she falls.
Matt ordered everything online – a border, landscaping fabric to put down, plus the woodchips (delivered from a local company).
It was fun and also hard work – shoveling and hauling woodchips around is exhausting!
As for food this weekend, we did a lot of takeout to support local restaurants (and also because we were tired of cooking after cooking up a storm the past week and a half).
One night we got burgers + fries from Holy Cow Burger in Del Ray and I made us some salads to go with it. It was good but I forgot that takeout/delivery fries are never that good – they get cold and soggy so fast!
Another day we got lattes + brunch from Stomping Ground in Del Ray. I had their veggie hash with a poached egg + grains and added some of our own greens to the mix. Riese ate all my avocado. Not cool girl, not cool.
Matt makes a mean brunch, too, though – he whipped up some bacon, egg, and cheese sandwiches for us yesterday that were so good!
We got Thai takeout from Thai Peppers in Del Ray another night. I had a garlicky veggie + chicken situation with brown rice.
We also ate the last of the homemade chicken and veggies soup I made last weekend.
For breakfast, I’ve been into super seed-y cereal bowls – adding nuts and seeds to cereal is a great way to make it more filling/satisfying so you aren’t hungry again in 5 minutes! And it’s an easy pantry breakfast when you don’t have anything fresh (except milk). I added raisins, walnuts, sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds.
Last night we made a Blue Apron dinner but went rogue and also roasted some squash for the week using the same seasoning (it was a harissa sauce – I’m looking forward to having the leftover squash with eggs for breakfast).
Stay healthy out there, friends. I will leave you with this photo of Riese reminding you to stop and smell the flowers. She loves all the spring flowers and wants to stop and smell all of them – it makes walks very slow, but it’s so sweet, and hey, it’s not like we have anywhere to be/anything to rush around for right now anyway, right?
I’ll see you guys back here on Wednesday with that crockpot turkey chili recipe I’ve been promising. It’s a yummy one and I hope you all will enjoy it while stuck at home right now!
If you’d like to share, I’d love to hear how you guys are doing. <3