I decided to treat myself to some waffles-a-la-mode this morning…for no other reason than the fact that it has been a crazy week. Very stressful. It was almost *too* sweet, though. I think I prefer my usual combo of peaches and whipped cream, instead.
So, this past Saturday, I ventured into town with my friend A and Mel to look for dresses. There’s going to be a Yule Ball this weekend (woohoo!), and it’s semi-formal, so we were on the hunt….
We stopped at a bakery and I treated myself to a pastel de nata, something I’d never heard of. It’s a Portuguese egg cream pastry…or so I read on the menu! Delish.
Although shopping in town (and trying on elegant dresses in thrift stores!) was tons of fun, we turned up empty for something we could *actually* wear.
Home to the rescue! My mom mailed me a package, and I got it in the mail today. I love getting mail, it’s one of the coolest feelings in the world.
After some cheese quesadillas and a salad with iceberg and shredded lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, cheddar, refried beans, and lots of guacamole, we headed to bingo (sorry for the blurriness…cell phone camera). I had some oreo cheesecake that I devoured too quickly to photograph…oops. Custard-like, but deeelicious.
(Out of our entire table, none of us won. =( Bummer.)
Good Tuesday. Time for some more homework and SLEEP!
I had so much work today that I’m skipping my run. Do you get workout guilt?
Oreo cheesecake! Yeeeaaah! Do you have a candy/dessert combo, or unusual favorite dessert?
Saturday night, I ended up chatting with one of my friends about half-marathons, so I didn’t fall asleep till past two am…but long run at 10 am the next day we did! Huge thanks to L for accompanying me on the beautiful trail even when he was exhausted. We took a few stretching breaks and did our best to ignore our rumbling stomachs. We hit six miles at 1:17…at the entrance of the dining hall. Perfect timing!
Sandwiched between L and Mel. Yes, we are THOSE people that ran straight to the dining hall instead of showering…yikes. The BF isn’t pictured…but he showed up to enjoy my sweaty company, anyway. What a trooper.
After a relaxaing afternoon, we all piled into the lounge to watch the game on the projector. Go Giants! Wooo!
Yup, just some college students having fun. But I’ve gotta say…Mel is a big fan of creepy photos.
I’m still recovering from my food coma, phew.
Did you watch the game?!
It’s Monday. I’m exhausted and swimming in homework. Any concentration tips?
The past two Sundays, I’ve been going long. 7 and 8 miles, both new distances for me! (1:38 and 1:40 respectively). It was pretty eye-opening to see how much faster I run outside rather than on the treadmill.
I was so proud of my 8-miler that I took a photo:
It was a nice, relaxing run. I love Sunday long runs. They give me time to meditate, ruminate, and, I admit, belt out some Flight of the Conchords alongside Taylor Swift. (Yep, I’ve got quite an eclectic mix of music.)
I’ve been trying more gym classes–I tried a dance class yesterday and Zumba’d it up today! On top of that, I ran a quick three miles with a friend. Half-marathon training and socializing has never been so exhausting!
What’s your latest food addiction?
I was talking with a friend yesterday, and while I thought about running as a love and an addiction, she thought about it like a love/hate relationship…what do you think?