Spicy Mussels Rule.

Hello and happy Saturday!! I hope you’re all enjoying your days 🙂 It’s so nice to have a weekend where I’m not traveling, super busy, or snowed in. YAY!

Last night was so much fun! As I mentioned, my friend Beth had me and our friends Sarah and Megan over for dinner!

Sarah (far left), Beth (second from left), and I were roommates here in D.C. for 2 years back in 2005-7. It’s always fun to reminisce about all the ridiculous stories and good times 😉 Especially over delicious wine:

I was totally impressed with dinner!! Beth made Spicy Mussels with Chorizo from this Martha Stewart recipe, and they came out just like a fancy restaurant! The recipe seemed pretty easy, too, and you could probably leave out the chorizo (sausage) if you want to make it even simpler!

YUM! I ate like a million of them. Mussels are fun to eat 🙂

She also had this delicious crusty and grainy bread to dip into the mussel’s garlicky tomato sauce. I LOVE dipping bread into sauce. I think I housed like half the loaf by myself, heh. I had to carbo load for today’s run, obviously 😉








We also had some goat cheese and beet salad on the side, courtesy of me!

I think I’m going to turn into a beet… so obsessed.

Dessert was Beth’s homemade peanut butter chocolate chip cookies:

Mmmm… I love cookies…

And also some chocolate cake! I just tried a few bites of this (I’m not a huge cake fan) but it was tasty!



Thanks again for a great night, Beth! 🙂

This morning I bundled up and headed out to meet my friend Ashley for our training run! Running in cold weather requires so much STUFF!

We had 8 miles on our training plan, and were hoping to be able to do it on a trail, but the trails are all still WAY too snow covered, so we ended up doing a neighborhood run instead. It was a bit treacherous since the sidewalks are still snowy so we had to run in the road. It was also a SUPER hilly route. We ended up doing 6.15 miles in about 57 minutes and calling it a day! We were proud of ourselves for making it that far with all the hills, and considering we haven’t been able to do any long runs as of late with the snow. So, I say, success! I was able to do my Tuesday and Thursday scheduled runs this week just fine on the treadmill (still boring… but gotta do it!), so that’s good. Feeling much more back on track! 🙂 Hopefully we’ll be able to follow the rest of the training plan with no problems.

I’m off to the grocery store — I’m going to do some experimenting this afternoon because I want to try to create my own granola bars! Check back later to see what I come up with 🙂

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