Monday, March 24, 2014

Restful Weekend with Running, Cooking, Daffodil Spotting

This weekend turned out to be rather relaxing, and the weather turned out far better than originally forecast so that's a double bonus. Right now we're dog sitting for my sister and my dogs are loving Lily's bed. Maddie and Heath keep alternating control.



But it wasn't all lounging around. I got in a pretty good 11-mile run Saturday. The temps were in the low 60's and the sun was out for the majority of the run. I just tried to enjoy the colors that are starting to emerge in the trees and flowers. Not a bad way to start the day.


We ended up going out for pizza for lunch. Recovery right? Then we decided to get creative in the kitchen for dinner. I had bought wonton wrappers for pot stickers a while back. We finally decided to give it a shot.

Neither of us had made pot stickers before. They're a little time-consuming to put together, but well worth it. And if you're in the kitchen with someone, it makes it way more fun.


I had plenty of the filling leftover (cabbage, carrots, onion, cilantro, mushrooms, tofu) so I ended up turning that leftover into veggie burgers during a Sunday afternoon food prep fest where I made up some more of my Chickpea Tempeh Burgers as well as pressing some tofu.

I had initially planned on running Sunday, especially since it turned out sunny (supposed to have been rainy). But it was crazy windy again, and quite frankly I'm tired of battling the wind during a run. So, I ended up riding my bike on the trainer watching Parenthood. Then I did some legs and shoulders. I'm really trying to focus on strengthening glutes and hips as my piriformis/glute pain is back in full force. I did a lot of single-leg exercises as well as use the bands.

Jason had mentioned wanting to go hiking, but honestly, I really don't enjoy hiking. I want to. I've tried many times. It just seems so hard! And I'm kind of bad at it. I am really clumsy and constantly tripping and slipping. I spend the entire time with my head down and never get to enjoy any of the views.

He ended up driving us up to Wye Mountain (about 40 mins away) to see the daffodils in bloom. Every year they announce the "big" festival when they're at their peak. Mostly it's families going up there to take photos. Jason enjoys just driving around on a pretty day. Me? Not so much. But, it made him happy I suppose.

Please tell me I'm not the only one who doesn't enjoy hiking or who's bad at it ... Do you enjoy just driving around?