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Weekend wrap up

Happy Easter, y’all!  Although I am not one to go to a brick and mortar church very often, I do have a very strong faith and have always appreciated the meaning behind Easter. I pray you all had a wonderful Easter weekend.

Mine started out with a bang.  Or a clunk more so…for the last several days I’ve heard/felt a grinding in my brakes.  I took my Jeep to the shop after work on Friday only to find out I needed to replace my rear rotors and brakes.  Ouch.  Bye Bye pay check. Oh well, better safe than sorry right?

Saturday was long run day, and the day we’d celebrate Easter with my immediate family.  I set my alarm and hit the trails with my friends for my 14 mile run.  I felt little nags and aches but managed to finish this run rather strong after allowing myself a couple walk breaks and several breaks to stretch.  My ITB continues to be a B@#%! but I won’t let it stop me. I will however foam roll daily moving forward.

I haven't ran with these two in a while, so it was great to meet up with Melissa and Pat for some miles!
I haven’t ran with these two in a while, so it was great to meet up with Melissa and Pat for some miles!
Isn't ALWAYS about having fun?  I think so...
Isn’t ALWAYS about having fun? I think so…
overall pace of 10:38.  Not bad!!!
overall pace of 10:38. Not bad!!!

After my run, I came home and made my traditional bacon and eggs.  ALL TIME favorite post run food.  Then I hopped in the shower and headed to my sister’s house.  It felt so nice to be with everyone and I of course got emotional when we got there.

My J, and my niece!  <3
My J, and my niece! ❤
My sis and Mom.  Gorgeous right?! <3
My sis and Mom. Gorgeous right?! ❤

Today was a nice and quiet day at home.  We got up early, hunted for eggs and cleaned the house.  Not very Easterly I know, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do!

I made a yummy and easy Easter dinner of spiraled ham, mashed potatoes and amazing roasted parmesan carrots.

Roasted Parmesan carrots

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Peel and slice 5 carrots into 1/4-1/2 inch discs.

Slice half a red onion

Mince two cloves of garlic

Grate 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese

Toss everything in a bowl with extra virgin olive oil, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to taste

Place on a baking sheet that has been lined with foil and sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, in a single layer if possible.

Roast at 375 degrees for about 25-30 minutes

DELISH!

This week I have a doctor and dental appointment, ugh.  Joys of aging, right?  But, speaking of doctors, J is healing slowly but surely and we are hoping she can return to school in the next week or two.  Thanks for the continued prayers.

How was your Easter? Did you have a long run this weekend?  What’s your favorite veggie?

Keep Movin’ Forward, y’all!

❤ Michelle

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23 thoughts on “Weekend wrap up

  1. Like you, I’m not one to attend formal services, but I do consider myself a spiritual person! It was a really nice Easter this year. My parents are still in Florida with my youngest sister and her family; my sister Lisa wanted to hang out by herself, so it was just Mike, me and the boys. I won’t lie….it was really nice just being at home. I’m in shorts and a tshirt, didn’t do my hair or put on makeup. I ran 10.5 miles this morning, went to Whole foods, and wrote all my blog posts for the week (I have that book club coming up). Mike cooked a turkey on the grill. I made biscuits for strawberry shortcake. We didn’t do anything exciting and it FELT GREAT. Sometimes it’s ok to just take it easy, right?

  2. I didn’t get my run in this weekend BC my kiddos are on spring break. We are out of town but I will tomorrow!
    I usually go to church but don’t believe that a Person needs to be in the building to be a believer! After all…the ones that tell you they are “Christians” all the time are the ones to worry about the most!! 😉
    Glad you had a good time with your family! happy Easter!!

  3. I agree: running is about FUN! At least it is for me. : ) Glad your Easter was nice. Those carrots sound delish. Yay for J feeling better and better!

  4. Awesome long run, Michelle! I’m so glad to you out there running them with others! That’s definitely how I get through my long runs too. I used to try to do them on my own, but it really makes the run go by so much faster and makes it much more fun with company 🙂

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