My new running shoes have finally arrived!!
Thank goodness, since my old ones were so dead it was getting out of control. I was really starting to feel it in my ankles, knees, and shins! I trained for my half marathon back in June in my old pair, and it was well past time for them to retire!
All pretty and new:
I wear the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 10, and I LOVE them. ðŸ™‚
The weather is beautiful today and I finally have new running shoes â€” clearly it was time for a run!
I laced up my shoes on our porch, which is one of my favorite parts of our new apartment! Isnâ€™t this table and chairs set we got on Overstock.com cute?
Matt even hung these awesome little paper lantern lights out there â€” theyâ€™re so pretty at night ðŸ™‚
Anyway! I ran 3 super hilly miles around my neighborhood in 26:08! I was really pleased with the time given all the hills of death. Why isnâ€™t NC flatter??
Short, but fast. Yay! I was happy to get a run outside in after a rainy week stuck in my little apartment gym.
When I got home, I discovered that Matt had made me lunch!! Aww ðŸ™‚ I think heâ€™s enjoying actually having a stocked fridge for once now that he lives with me!
He made me a toasted sandwich thin stuffed with all sorts of fun stuff from the fridge â€” hummus, smoked turkey, black beans, feta, and spinach! Deeeeelish ðŸ™‚
And on the side â€” some super juicy strawberries (on sale at the store!):
And a hidden carrot!
Now itâ€™s time to get down to business in the kitchen because Iâ€™m hosting a dinner party tonight! I find out in 30 minutes whether or not I advance to the next round of Project Food Blog, and the next challenge is to host a luxury dinner party. Itâ€™s due Sunday but Matt and I will be leaving town for the weekend tomorrow morning, so I had to plan the dinner party for tonight, without knowing if I actually made the cut or not! Iâ€™m sure hoping I advance to the next round, but Iâ€™ll be holding the dinner party either way, since I already have all the stuff and have invited my guests ðŸ™‚ Fingers crossed!! (Follow me on Twitter to see if I make it â€” Iâ€™ll announce it at 3 p.m.!)
Stay tuned for an awesome dinner recap â€” the menu I planned is pretty incredible, if I do say so myself ðŸ˜‰