My one day of exercise this week and it was a fun one! The Somerville Jingle Bell 5k.
Every year I had seen the runners in Somerville with their red and green tights and I was jealous. Finally, I remembered to sign up. This is a super fun 5k and everyone dresses up. There were some pretty impressive costumes. My favorite were these reindeer towing Santa’s sleigh.
I ended up making my costume out of a bit of garland, some ridiculous red velvet bows and LOTS of safety pins.
Thankfully my costume and others kept me entertained, because it was freeeeeeeeeeeeeeezing out. We’ve been having weirdo warm weather through most of November and December and although yesterday was in the 40’s (not exactly warm) today was only a high of 28. It was a little shocking to the system and my lungs were not so accustomed to the icy breathing. And clearly, my running shape was not quite what it should be so I really need to get back in the game, that’s for sure.
Ben was nice enough to save a table for us at Foundry so we could grab brunch immediately after the race. French beignets with lemon curd sauce and Eggs Florentine. Yum!
I was pretty proud of myself for remaining productive throughout the day today. I took care of my grocery shopping (including all of my necessary week of cookie ingredients, more on that later), wrapped all our Christmas presents, laundry, lunch for the week made and dinner.
Tonight’s dinner was another round of these delicious Spicy Black Bean Burgers and trying out Heidi Swanson’s Cauliflower Soup. You can find the recipe here. I was hoping to make this as part of Christmas Eve dinner with my family so wanted to test it out in advance. It’s a keeper!
One note, probably best to follow Heidi’s direction and use an immersion blender for this soup (going to buy one). Sometimes when you put hot soup in your blender and even remember to hold the top down, it still explodes, just saying, totally hypothetical situation of course.