Friday night I took another shot at the peanut tofu recipe from Lauren. I did the tofu in slabs instead of cubes, and it held together much better! I also managed not to burn it, so a big win on my cooking skills.
We ended up not pre-mixing and doing a choose-your-own-vegatable adventure.
There's tofu in there, I promise.
Saturday morning I got up early and went up into DC to meet Kirstin for a bike ride. We had originally planned on biking out to a brewfest in Leesburg, but decided that 8 zillion degrees was just a tad too hot to be on the very exposed W&OD trail, especially when we were going to follow it with drinking beer all day in the sun. Instead, we did a DC ride, most of which was new to me - awesome! We started out on the Rock Creek parkway & did a few loops - somehow we ended up in Maryland, then somehow ended up back where we started (I was just following, my internal map had no idea where we were). It was a great, shady ride! After Rock Creek, we headed down into DC, rode out and around Haines Point, up past the Washington Monument, through the city down to Georgetown, a few miles up the Capital Crescent Trail, then back to the waterfront for a breezy brunch!
It's getting hot!
We parted ways after brunch and I headed back down the MV trail home - whew!! It was around noon and there was no shade - the thermometer on my bike said it was 98* for most of the ride. That last 8-9 miles really zonked me. But it was a great ride and I can't wait until we do it again!
I had time for a quick power nap, and then we headed out to Annapolis with G to meet Faith - the puppy we were hoping would join our family. Faith was really sweet but G was kind of freaked out - not sure what it was exactly, but we decided not to bring her home with us, which made for a sad and quiet ride home.
Saturday night's plans were foiled by a team member in one of my classes....grrr. I got up early Sunday morning, though, and took G to the dog park with some other pups he knows. He did a lot more swimming this time, and had a great time with the other dogs. He was less than pleased about being hosed off when we got back home.
I went swimming, Mama.
Sunday brought a lot of cleaning, housework, laundry, and another successful run! I got back in the gym and lifted for the first time since last Wednesday, as well. The run felt great - as usual, some tightness near the end, but still no pain, so I'll take it.
Total: 2/17:58/avg. pace 8:59 (plus 2 minutes of walking on either side).
I've got a busy week ahead, including bike rides with some blogger friends, a sports massage, and my best girl coming into town on her way back to Georgia.
Tons of congrats to all the folks that were racing this weekend - it was a hot one to be out there!!