Friday Things

I've been a little bit behind on getting my Labor Day 4 Miler recap done (spoiler: my time was 32:09), and blogging in general, but it's been a crazy week.  Monday was the race, Tuesday was 'meet the teacher and ice cream social' day at big brother's elementary school, Wednesday was the first day of Kindergarten, and last night was a fun little Oiselle get together:

Pic stolen from @Oiselle_Sally's Twitter Feed
I am overwhelmed with gratitude and awe for all of these women, near and far that I call teammates.  It was SO wonderful to get to spend more time with them and get to know them better, especially whilst drinking beers.  I am also enjoying Christmas in September because I picked up my fall team kit:

Jacket, long sleeve 'big run' tee (with thumb holes!) and Lesley knickers in indigo!

Also, my salad contribution went over well - here's the recipe:


  • 3/4 C. dry quinoa
  • 1 1/2 C. vegetable broth
  • 1 can garbanzo beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 c. cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 2 avocados diced
  • 2 C. spinach
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1/4 C. onion
  • 2 small cloves garlic
  • For the dressing:
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • dash of salt and pepper

  • Directions

    Make quinoa according to package directions with vegetable broth in lieu of water. You don't want it completely dried out, so when there is just a TINY amount of liquid left in the pot, remove it from heat and put a lid on it. Set it aside, and make the rest of the salad by chopping up the rest of the veggies ( finely chop the spinach/cilantro/onion/garlic in a food processor) and combing dressing ingredients.

    I wasn't particularly inspired by any song this week, so I'll break out a favorite oldie to add to the list.  Happy weekend!

    Paul Oakenfold, Starry Eyed Surprise


    Space Invaders by Mark Norman (8/31/12)
    Beautiful People - Chris Brown feat. Benny Benassi (8/23/12)
    Ass Back Home - Gym Class Heroes (8/23/12)
    The Veldt - Cover Pop tribute to Deadmau5 & Chris James (8/23/12)
    Without You - David Guetta feat. Usher (8/23/12)
    Good Time - Owl City feat. Carly Rae Jepsen (8/17/12)
    Addiction - Medina (8/3/12)
    We Run the Night - Havana Brown feat. Pitbull (7/27/12)
    The Night Out - Martin Solveig (7/20/12)
    Tell 'Em - Sleigh Bells (7/13/12)
    Sun is Up - Two Times (7/06/12)
    Steam Machine - Daft Punk (6/29/12)
    Arguru - Deadmau5 (6/22/12)
    Now or Never - Outasight (6/15/12)
    Major Tom - Shiny Toy Guns Remix (6/08/12)
    Young Blood - The Naked and Famous remixed by Tiesto (5/18/12)
    Call me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen (4/6/12) 


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