Resolution #2 (run!) initially took a hit in 2014 due to unforeseen circumstances. There are some people that stop at nothing to fulfill running goals; I do not qualify for this category. Last weekend’s run started strong but petered off at 2.5 miles after I had to re-adjust my ear buds every 30 seconds. (Thought my hat would keep them snug – not the case.) I compromised with stadium/museum stairs and called it a day. The second obstacle for the year has (obv) been the weather. Rain, snow, wintry-mixes, polar vortex’s: it just wasn’t going to happen outside.
Until today! It’s amazing what can get done when sunshine’s involved. I’ll preface today’s activities with my fave/only fave Thought Catalog post (seriously, they’re so emo sometimes): 8 Photos You Don’t See on Instagram (But Probably Should). #6 provides a rough description of my Saturday. And because of this, my magical Sunday could happen:
1. Ran: Got to 7 miles! Held a 9:30 pace. Realized I have to add the extra mileage in the middle of my run; if I try to save it for the end I quit early and hit up Dunkins.
2. Went to church: Worshipping will be discussed in a future post. Stay tuned!
On the way back from #2 I received a call from KB asking if I wanted to go to the Capitals hockey game in 30 minutes. Friend of a friend had two extra tickets! Answer: YES.
3. Spontaneously attended first Caps game: Thanks friends! But why is fighting allowed in an organized sport???
4. Attended Golden Globes viewing party: Made salsa. It was a hit, added enthusiasm most likely related to accompanying margaritas. Tina Fey & Amy Poehler were absolutely killin’ it. Beyond inspired.
What a day, right?! But backtracking to my Saturday. One thing I did accomplish was a new recipe for the books. Although it may seem like I’m always making dessert, the last two (New Years brownies and bday cake) were for shared gatherings, and selfishly I wanted to make something for myself and the freezer (future self). I set out to bake the best chocolate chip cookies, so that’s what I Googled, and that’s what I made according to AllRecipes.com. They’re buttery and delicious. I was shooting for a softer cookie and they turned a bit crispy, so perhaps next time I’ll alter my search and see what else I find. Low-cal desserts clearly aren’t on the radar yet.
Signing off with a favorite Facebook post of the week. Cheers!