Farro with spinach, red pepper, onions, and goat cheese anyone?
Josh and I made this for dinner Friday night after a long work week. I was so excited to get to see him and enjoy some delicious food. Friday night we also went for our first couple run together in a long time. We ran/walked a 5k and it felt good to accomplish after running so little all winter. I was slowed down a lot not by my legs or my stamina or my lungs but (tmi) tons of mucus. Has anyone else had this happen when they run? I’ve never had to spit so much. I’m figure it’s probably a mix of allergies and runner’s asthma. This is my first time running in the spring and I’m hoping it’s not always like this. Does anyone have any tips or tricks?
Saturday we ended up at a party hosted by Josh’s faculty to celebrate all the achievements in the program. It was such a fun time getting to hang out with everyone. I got to see Josh host improv, which was a blast, and Lily drew a caricature. She is really talented; I’m trying to convince her to draw Josh and me.
There was so much good food. I tried my first piece of shrimp and was surprised how it tasted like nothing. I didn’t mind it, but it would definitely take some getting used to. I did like how it was all protein. I’m thinking of maybe incorporating it into some salads in the future.
After the party Lily, Sharon, Josh, and I went to Adam’s Apple for some drinks. It was fun getting to hang out and chat.
Somehow when Josh and I are in downtown State College at night, we always end up finding ourselves at tasty restaurants. After the bar we meandered over to Mad Mex for their late night half price specials. Josh got this delicious veggie burrito.
While I snacked on a yummy veggie quesadilla. This picture is very deceiving, it was chock full of the most wonderful mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, onions, and cheese.
It was a really fun night and after our Saturday adventures we decided to start Sunday on a relaxing note. We did couple’s Pilates and I did a little ten minute meditation session. I’ve read so much about the power of meditation and I’m hoping to incorporate it into my regular routine.
Josh was wonderful and made delicious pancakes for Sunday brunch. Afterwards we lounged and worked on school work. Josh graded papers while I worked on my last PowerPoint. I’m so close to being done!
For dinner we went to Panera. I haven’t been in forever and I really wanted to taste their new pasta. I got the pesto ravioli dish and it was fabulous. I also got the fuji apple chicken salad minus the chicken. It made for a really tasty dinner. I took the apple home and dipped it in some Nutella.
And that was our weekend. It was fun and productive and relaxing all at once. This week is finishing up the last odds and ends of schoolwork I have before finals week starts the week after that. I’m so excited to be graduating!
Questions of the Day: What was the highlight of your weekend? Have you tried Panera’s pasta yet? Have you ever had trouble with too much mucus while running?