I hope that you all had a great long weekend. I certainly enjoyed an extra day off, although I worked most of Saturday and Sunday, and for a few hours on Monday. Despite working, I managed to fit in two long runs and a nice, easy run in between.
Check out the (variable) views from my favorite canyon run on Monday:
And those hills…if you live in Utah, you learn to them pretty quickly! Most of my runs are out and back, which usually involves running up and then back down, or vice versa. Between the hills and some great exercises I’ve gotten from my physical therapist, these legs and glutes are feeling strong!
Of course, I have also been baking some tasty treats to fuel my running, as well as the final push towards my PhD…writing a dissertation is exhausting!
Lately, these peanut butter protein brownie bites are one of my favorite snacks (recipe later this week):
I made some raw cherry cheesecake bites for a party last weekend, too- those were AMAZING, but I forgot to take a picture.
We’ve been eating lots of veggie stir fries and salads lately. For stir fries, I just pick up whichever veggies look best, and serve with sriracha or sambal oelek, and lots of cilantro and scallions…simple and delicious. My current favorite salad add-ins are mini bell peppers, hot peppers, grape tomatoes, sunflower seeds, and raisins.
And, of course, Memorial Day treats:
Ribs don’t show up on our menu very often, but these were great. And dessert…the strawberry shortcake was amazing! I made the biscuits and the ice cream, and in my opinion, nothing beats homemade ice cream.
It’s pretty nice to be in the US for all of the summer holidays this year. I’ve missed the last three, so this summer is extra exciting.
Finally, when I’m not writing or running, this little guy keeps me busy!
Have a good week!