A lovely long weekend

Hi! Hope you had an enjoyable weekend. I took off on Friday, so I enjoyed a nice long weekend.

Friday was my pumpkin day. In the morning, I walked to Dunkin’ Donuts and brought home a pumpkin donut and a pumpkin iced latte. Not the healthiest breakfast, but I did walk over a 1/2 mile.

Breakfast of Champions

Dave finished up the backyard, installing a new light. Check out the end result, it looks so good! We looked at the before pictures, its a little embarrassing we didn’t do this sooner.

Backyard painting complete

Saturday night, we went to Philly for an evening out in the new hipster happenin’ neighborhood of North Liberties.

Sunday was running 10 miles and football. We also had some new pumpkin beer.

Southern Tier - Pumking

If you get a chance, be sure to try the Southern Tier Brewing Company Pumking beer. It’s delicious! There is a nice pumpkin taste which is balanced out with a good mixture of spices.

We’ve had nothing but rain all day today. We took a break from running and did some strength training at the gym this evening. For dinner, I made a delicious meal from a recipe I found in a Costco ad cookbook. I made Chicken, Spinach, and Tomatoes on top of pearled pesto couscous with a balsamic sauce.

Yummy!

The couscous looks like peas in this picture, it was my first time trying pearled couscous. It was very good!

Off to bed!

Weekends are never long enough

This past weekend was pretty relaxing and fun. Dave’s birthday was on Friday, so I left work a bit early so I could make it to DE at a reasonable time without hitting too much traffic. We went for a nice birthday run and then got ready to head to Philly. It was restaurant week and we were going with another couple to eat at Alma de Cuba. The food was amazing, loved the ambiance of the restaurant as well. After our tasty meal, we also went to meet up with Dave’s friend for a birthday drink and then made it home.

The rest of the weekend was pretty low-key. We did watch Paranormal Activity, which wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be, but still had me closing my eyes to try to avoid something scary that I thought might happen. And of course, on Sunday there was football to be watched. The Saints-Vikings game was pretty intense, but fun to watch.

We also ran on Sunday, both Dave and I have done a great job at maintaining our running through the winter. We are thinking of running a 5k race that goes right by Dave’s house and also doing a 5 miler race in March. It’s fun to have a couple races to look forward to. I’m not sure what kind of big race(s) I’ll end up doing this year, but I’m sure I’ll figure them out in time. I did put my name in the NYC half marathon that’s to take place in March, but my name didn’t get pulled, maybe next year. Note to self, add to list of things to do in life: run a race in NYC (maybe the marathon this fall???? haha).

Happy Monday!