I need to first and foremost thank each and every one of you who commented on my previous post. Your words meant so much to me and really helped me regain a sense of accomplishment in the fact that purely signing up for this race was a big step. I need to take this risk and prove it to myself that it’s possible. I smiled with each comment and felt my heart get bigger. Thank you. You are all amazing friends.
The night of the post I ran my 6 miles. I left the house with a clear head, with no music, and with the mentality that I was going to run this, and run it well. It got hard at the end, but I perservered. I finished it and instantly the weights on my shoulders were lifted. Last night I ran a 2 mile loop around my parents house. I had been running 3 days a week, but needed to add another day of a light short run. I ran with my cousin who is visiting from Florida. I usually only run by myself, so it was nice to run with someone and it pushed me to go faster. I finished off the 2 miler with a sprint to the house and felt accomplished. I’m going to stop looking at this half in the long run, and focus on the runs day by day. Focus on the run that is about to happen,a nd not the run thats 4 weeks in the future.
My cousin Jonathan has come into town for about 2 weeks before he goes back to school. Last Thursday I took him out on the town in Baltimore to show him the night scene. Now I don’t usually go out during the week… this was a special occasion…. but the way I felt on work on Friday, well let’s say there’s a reason for keeping it low during the week. I think he had a good time though!
We also went to see Harry Potter in 3D last week too. I went with him and my sister. It was the first night of the 3D showing and we were right up at the front.
sweet shades right? mine were a little crooked haha.
The 3D tickets were $5 more than the regular tickets which was fine, but after the first 10 minutes the 3D was over. For the rest of the movie. Rip off. I did enjoy the movie, but I would have gladly gone to the cheaper showing.
The other night I was in the mood for a pizza. I had some chinese eggplant and some baby bella mushrooms and wanted to use them up. I went to the local grocery store and was on the search for a pizza crust. All they had was boboli crust, and it was expensive and the calories were ridiculous. I was in the mood for something lighter. I ended up finding whole wheat pitas the size of pizzas. Has anyone ever seen these before? They’re made by the Pita King Bakery and were exactly what I needed.
I spread a layer of pesto on the pita, added some grilled eggplant, sauteed bella mushrooms, roasted red peppers, spinach, grilled onions, and finished it off with some feta. OMG AMAZING! The pita crisped up like a thin crust and the toppings flavors melded perfectly. I will be recreating this very very soon. I threw the rest of the pitas in the freezer for future pizzas!
Last night I went home to Columbia for dinner with the family. My mom made falafels.
Now let me tell you… when we lived in England she used to make these falafels from scratch. They were my favorite meal she would make. She stopped making them once we moved to Maryland and I beg her consistently about making them. I’ve asked her on and off for 10 years… literally… She’s always said they were a pain to make from scratch.
Last night she made them!!!!!! Oh my I was in absolute HEAVEN. They are so good, I just don’t know what it is about them. So much better than any falafel i’ve ever had. I threw two patties in the pita half with some lettuce, red onion, tomato, and homemade tatziki… heaven on a plate. no lie. I had two halves and my belly thanked me. I also thanked my mom endless times, and this has only fueld the fire for more falafels. Amazingggg. I brought a leftover one home for lunch today.
One of my best friends, Ali is coming into town for the weekend with her bf. It’s going to be a weekend to remember ❤
love you allllllll xoxo