You guys. What a whirlwind of a past week or so. I can’t believe it’s been 2 weeks since I last posted. Instead of diving right in to some topics / recaps I have planned for you all, I thought that 2 weeks is a long time to be away. So, let’s ease back in slowly and start by catching up. Shall we?
July 4th weekend was crazy fun and crazy relaxing. It was one of those weekends where I got off the couch a few times, but mostly just relaxed a lot. The weekend started by catching up with a good friend at the brand new Nine Giant Brewery (good beer and great food). We shared the spicy peppers and the fried pickles. So good. Other exciting eats from July 4th weekend include an old favorite, the Silverton Donut Shop! It had been ages since I’d been, and I enjoyed every bite. Not pictured: the TO DIE FOR apple fritter I wolfed down in the car. It was that good. Tried a bite of the other donuts before going into a sugar coma and calling it quits. Gosh do I love donuts.
July 4th I whipped up this super simple and tasty frittata (similar to this recipe), by cleaning out the veggie drawer in my fridge. Cooked up broccoli, sweet potatoes and bacon in a pan and mixed in the eggs + cheddar and baked until finished. Easy as pie! Took the frittata over to my parents house and they had some patriotic berries waiting to serve on the side. Perfect, light summer meal. Non traditional for the 4th? Sure. But it certainly hit the spot.
July 4th also involved running the Rocket Man 15K in Loveland, Ohio. To be completely honest, I went into this one to just have extra motivation to run the 9.3 miles. I wasn’t pushing it at PR pace and I certainly had no goal finish time in mind. Plus, it was pouring rain (giving me major flashbacks to the Derby Festival Marathon) and the course was looped, so we ran 3 5k distance laps. Oof. Overall, glad I got up and at it on a rainy morning.
Last week was my third radio show with WRBI. I did a segment on “Satisfying Your Summer Sweet Tooth.” If you guys are interested, I can turn that same information into a blog post!
I think the most exciting thing I did over these last 2 weeks was the Indiana Spartan Sprint on Saturday. It was touch, muddy, and included too many burpees. I’ll have a full recap coming ‘atcha on Friday! For now, here’s a before pic and a muddy pic of the group at the finish.
This super tasty meal of BBQ baked panko chicken + salad + fries.
Pizza at Cork and Cap Hyde Park. This was seriously amazing.
One of Anne’s banana pancakes topped with candied pecans, peanut butter, plain Greek yogurt, and strawberries. Almost felt like dessert!
Some amazing desk lunches at work–leftover pulled pork salad + potatoes and lemon cod + kale salad + tomatoes. DELISH.
Tell me, what have you been up to recently?