dog park & tofu
What a great summer weekend.
Friday afternoon I played hooky. We took G to a dog park nearby that has access to a little river, where the dogs can splash and run and generally make a mess. G had no idea what to do.
Look, Mama, I can swim!
It was great for G to do some socializing with other pups - this was his first trip to the dog park! We put him in the far back of the car on the way home, but he really didn't like it there....
I want to sit in the front with YOU GUYS!
Here I come!
After we hosed him down, we went to see Toy Story 3. It was really cute, but I'm not sure the 3D was worth it. Plus we missed a bunch of good previews by seeing the 3D version. Boo!
Saturday morning I got up early for a ride, and had just enough time to squeeze in 20 miles before I had to get dressed and pick up a friend - for a baby shower! It was a great afternoon.
Sunday morning I had planned a 40-50 mile ride. I woke up around 6:30, hoping to beat the heat and humidity. Nope. My stomach was bothering me, so I didn't get out of the house until almost 8am, and by then, it was already well into the 80's and muggy. I headed out to the MV trail and was surprised to find it almost completely empty - usually at this time it is packed with runners, walkers, and cyclists. I didn't see a single runner, and only saw 2 other cyclists. I headed north on the trail, but bailed out in Crystal City and circled back home. The humidity was really oppressive, and my legs were exhausted from: spinning class on Wed, cycling on Thurs, lifting on Friday, and cycling on Saturday. When I got back home, I officially declared it a day off and went back to bed. I continued my "day off" mentality by having pasta for lunch, ice cream in the afternoon, and then made a new recipe for dinner - balsamic-honey grilled tofu, grilled romaine, and peas.
I had a little more luck keeping the tofu intact this time around.
I think I had the heat on the grill too high, as the tofu was crispy on the outside, but still pretty mushy on the inside. The recipe also said to try it baked, so I might do that next. I finished off my night with another mugful of ice cream and a solid night sleep.
How was your weekend?