I disappeared on you all this weekend! I have 2-3 more days of non-running activities and actually took both Saturday and Sunday as complete rest days and quite literally stayed all the way off my foot…aka sat on the couch and watched the Olympics ALL day. I basically watched sports and played with my dogs all day. It was a mental break I needed I guess because I’m all crazy pumped up this morning to be productive again. I have no running pictures to share with you then obviously, but I did take everyone’s advice Friday and get me some pizza!
And some red jalapeno poppers for good measure 🙂 It was excellent.
We woke up super early on Saturday for no reason other than to watch the Olympics live. It felt weird waking up early and not running and I was prepared to be super antsy so instead, I made some amazing waffles and hot chocolate so my tummy would throw a fit if I DID get a little crazy wanting to go out.
Don’t listen to my cup that says “coffee.” It was irish cream hot chocolate made over the stove and I obviously put sprinkles on it afterwards. I was definitely not braving any kind of exercise after that so I kept cozy in my pajamas watching the awesome events on Saturday.
And last night I had a bit of a craving for a pasta I really love but don’t make often–browned butter gnocchi. It’s pretty sinful but SO GOOD. Just brown roughly half a stick of butter, seasoned with some sage and salt. When it’s good and brown, take it off the heat and add roughly the juice of half of lemon (just make sure you get a nice juicy lemon, sometimes I have to use a whole one if it’s not juicy enough). Put it back on the heat with the gnocchi and stir around, top with a little fresh cheese at the end!
It’s yummier than it looks!
I just checked my email upon waking up to find my in-laws sent me a bunch of photos from the beach. They’re cruising for a month and all the sunshine in the pictures is pretty much torture when I look outside. I won’t be venturing outside but the plan for today: 2 hour bike to make up for missing a long run yesterday. I’m freaking dying to be running again but probably only because I dislike biking and the pool is really far away. If I could elliptical, I’d be fine but I’m trying to be super low impact for this healing period. I’m thinking just a 2 hour ride with hills on the stationary to mimic what I would have done running. The time probably won’t be equivalent but I really don’t want to ride double/triple the long run distance. I figure my inexperience on the bike should even things up a bit 😉
Favorite Olympic moment so far?
What was your favorite thing you did or ate this weekend?