Dare I say that I had a perfect day? Between my awesome 4.0-miler race, a three-hour nap session, and a wonderful dinner party hosted by Michelle, I feel SO relaxed.
Plus â€“ I checked my e-mail and saw a message from a reader named Cate, who told me she saw the book ON THE SHELF at Borderâ€™s. To me, this is HUGE. In a bookstore = itâ€™s really happening! The book isnâ€™t suppose to be out until August 3, but itâ€™s been printed for weeks, and I guess they began to ship them out.
Back to my perfect dayâ€¦
Literally took a three-hour nap/roll around bed session. It was glorious. My bed felt so soft on my sore legs, and I felt no compulsion to get up and be productive. It was just what I needed!
Rose briefly for lunch (leftovers from Fridayâ€™s dinner party):
And then I had some fresh fruit.
The light snack was exactly what I needed to hold me over until Michelleâ€™s party. It was technically a farewell Kath/Matt and Emily/Casey party since both couples are moving out of Charlotte in the next few weeks.
Michelle was definitely the hostess with the mostess! Doesnâ€™t she look very Susie Homemaker?
My plate included 1/2 a Great Harvest roll, a black bean burger, corn on the cob, and grilled veggies.
Michelle didnâ€™t have an exact recipe for the burger, but said she tossed rinsed black beans, bread crumbs, spices, corn, and onions into the Kitchen Aid mixer and gave it a whirl. She baked them, and then her Hubby Ben tossed them on the grill for a bit. Perfection!
For dessert, I had a bite of a Vegan Carrot Cake cupcake:
And some of Dianaâ€™s Green Monster Muffins. Outta this world, but sheâ€™s still tinkering the recipe!
It was a fun party! I really like my new Charlotte friends. :) They are super social and do lots of things together! And the Husband really likes all the girlsâ€™ male counterparts.
And Iâ€™m OUTTA here. The bed is screaming my name again!
First long run of marathon training tomorrow â€“ Iâ€™m going to do 8.0 slow miles. Canâ€™t believe I have to go from 8.0 to 26.2 all over again. The journey shall be interesting, and Iâ€™m pumped to start.