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.
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.
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
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!