Happy Friday! Can you believe 2017 is days away from ending? How crazy is that?! I’ve been trying to soak up lots of time to relax while off of work this week and don’t want the time off to end. Have a great day 🙂
Somehow Alex and I managed to sleep through all of the alarms and didn’t wake up until 7:10 am. Alex normally takes the 7:02 am train… Luckily he was the only one who had to get ready for work so I packed his briefcase once I was in my running clothes while he showered and ate breakfast. We managed to get out the door shortly after 8 and I dropped him off at the train station since he car was getting serviced. I drove to a hilly area for me run since it was 8 x hills. You guys…the hill was killer! I felt so weak by the end. The hill I found was longer and not as steep which doesn’t look like much in the picture but it was. With warm up, recovery jogs downhill and a cool down, I got in 4.5 miles which was nice.
I got home and ready for the day. Once I was dressed, my stomach started to rumble so I grabbed a yogurt from the fridge and ate it while I drank my tea. Yesterday was cold so I wanted to make soup for dinner. Black bean soup sounded amazing so I researched a bunch of recipes. I ended up going with the recipe from Goya.
When it was time for lunch, I started with the little bit of leftover tortellini from the night before. It wasn’t a full serving so I was hungry shortly after and made a quesadilla with leftover black beans in the fridge. While I ate, I watched more “Gilmore Girls” because I’m really trying to finish the revival on Netflix.
Alex told me what train home he was on so I ran a few errands before heading to get him at the station. After getting home, I plopped down on the couch in front of the fire to read. Since dinner involved some down time in between steps, it was great to get through more of my book. I was dying to see what happened.
I figured just soup wouldn’t be the most filling dinner and to balance it out wanted a carb to enjoy with it. Making a full loaf of bread wouldn’t work so I found this recipe for popovers. It made 10 and not 6 like I thought so keep that in mind if you try it out. Both recipes ending up being so good!! The soup had a lot of spice to it because I may accidentally added a little too much adobo sauce from the chile. Even with the heat, it was delicious. Adding a little sour cream helps to cut on the spice so that’s what Alex and I both ended up doing.
After dinner was cleaned up, I finished “The Last Mrs. Parrish”. I really enjoyed the ending and it wasn’t what I thought would happen in a good way. Alex and I curled up on the couch to start watching season two of “The Crown” on Netflix. Fun fact – this was the first show Alex and I ever watched together and it’s good. If you like drama shows or the royal family, I recommend this.
Question of the day : Do you enjoy running hills?