What a great weekend it was! I was able to hang out with friends, go for a hike, do some baking, and run!
I am just too addicted, what can I say? I probably should still be resting after running the Kenai River Marathon last weekend, but I was majorly itching to go for a run this afternoon. I ran 2 miles by myself and then took Sadie for another mile.
She isn’t much of a runner, but she is doing better and seems to like it more. Craig said she started to whine when I went by myself.
I wore my Twin Cities Marathon shirt from last year in honor of the race today. My sister ran the Twin Cities Marathon today and crushed her goal time by running a 3:12!! She might be faster than me, but I have a marathon win under my belt. Just a little sisterly competition.
I fueled up with a Green Balance Juice at lunch prior to running. Seriously, Craig and I are obsessed with this beverage. Craig has been making a double batch every morning before work, and I crave them every morning. Craig is also in the process of making homemade bacon.
Our friend Anthony picked up two pork side bellies from Mike’s Quality Meats in Eagle River.They spent Saturday afternoon coating the meat with brown sugar, salt, maple syrup, and various seasonings. Now the cure has to sit on the meat for seven days until it will be smoked. I’m hoping it turns out good! I didn’t realize how spoiled I was growing up on a farm—the quality of meat we had does not even compare what is in the grocery store.
It was a nice fall day—a little windy, but it was still nice to get outside and enjoy the outdoors. (That is not snow in front of us. That is just my poor photography skills.)
Once again the weekend has ended, and Monday is calling. Hoping it is a good one!
What was the highlight of your weekend?
Has anyone tried to make their own bacon?