Good morning!!! As this post publishes, I’m well on my way to Savannah. Woo, baby! I so look forward to not only running my first big race and seeing some amazing blog friends, but also to have a weekend away with Peter sans kiddos. That’s right! We’re kid free this weekend and treating it as a little getaway.
Thanks to some wonderful parents who scoop up the chance to stay with their beloved grandchildren for a few days.
Last night, my parents came to our house hauling their suitcases to act as our heroes and babysitters for the weekend. I made sure to give them special treatment by preparing a delicious dinner for us all to share.
I made a large batch of whole wheat penne pasta with some broccoli, mushrooms, and onion topped with marinara sauce. I always love adding extra veggies to help bulk up a pasta dish.
I also bulked up the meal with some ready made items for sides – some garlic Texas toast and a lite Caesar salad bagged mix.
I break out the big guns for guests, huh? Hey, I did say “delicious”, not “difficult”!
And delicious it was. The perfect meal to eat for race fuel-ups. #readytorunalready
FFF Features of the Week
I never expect you all to keep up with every post I write, so each week I play catch up with my favorites. Find the posts that I enjoyed writing the most, that sparked the most discussion, or that had the most cuteness…as well as one of my favorite blogs for you to check out. Give ‘em a looksy and I’ll be back later with Fun Fact Friday!
Featured Personal Post: Stuffed With Emptiness #4
This particular post went into my experiences turning to alcohol and the time I desperately hoped to be successful at suicide. Please read with caution.
Featured Workout Post: 5 x 5 Full Body Circuit
I skipped the features post last week, so I have to remind you all of this workout. It was seriously too much fun! Printable version of the workout in the original post.
Featured Meal Post: Tofu Parmesan + Cheesy Spaghetti Squash
Another from last week that I can’t let get swept under the rug!
Featured Positive Post: Too Much Of A Good Thing
Some of my favorite things right now – tea and great Christian workout music.
Featured Fun Post: A Tale of Two Winners
Another Champion sports bras giveaway with TWO winners. Ends tonight!
Featured Cuteness Post: Out With A Bang
Halloween costumes. ‘Nough said. Click to see the full cuteness effect.
Featured Reading: Michelle @ Crazy Running Legs
I get to meet her this weekend since she is running her FIRST FULL MARATHON in Savannah. Plus, she’s all around awesome. Give her some positive energy before tomorrow!!! And Michelle – I know you will do fabulous!
- What’s a meal you like to make for guests?
- Any exciting weekend plans?