Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Little Rain Isn’t Going to Stop Me

by Meghann on September 7, 2011

These darks clouds have NOT been my friend lately.

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They prevented me from swimming on Tuesday, threatened my track workout last night, and almost stopped me from riding tonight. Almost.

Allison and I had plans tonight for one of our weekly afternoon rides. (We’re on our third week in a row – I’d say we’re officially cycling buddies. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) Right when I was about to head out to the trail, I received an urgent email warning about a cloudy radar and rain. Boo. I had ten minutes to make a quick decision – risk the rain and head out or stay safe and dry at home?

I went with rain.

I met Allison at the trail head and we headed out for a quiet ride on the empty trail (I guess the rain had scared everyone away but us). We managed to do a double loop (18 miles total) and only hit some minor incidents of light rain along the way. It was a great ride that almost didn’t happen – good thing neither of us mind taking risks!

In other news – Allison sold me on adding Rescue Me to my Netflix queue. Any other fans out there?

Before the ride I fueled up with some carrots and almond butter.

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Dinner was quick easy. I was eating 15 minutes after I walked in the door.

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I followed a basic grits recipe by adding 1/2 cup of cornmeal to 2 cups of water, stir until all the lumps are gone then bring to a low simmer, and season with salt and pepper.

The grits went great over half a ham steak. Very southern and very comforting.

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Steam-in-a-bag snap peas to round the plate out.

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Derek went for a run this evening and didn’t end up sitting down for dinner until well after I was done eating. When he did finally build his plate and sit down in front of the tv I thought something was off.

“Did you get the ham?”

“What ham?”

“The ham on the stove”

“Oh, I was wondering there for a second. I thought grits and snap peas? But, I was hungry and just went with it.”

Proof that Derek will eat anything I serve him – even if it’s just a meal of grits and snap peas. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Dessert was a piece of Melissa’s fudge.

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The jury is still out on which photo to paint of Maddie. I’m thinking I just may send all three and have them decide. (the easy way out, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Good Night!

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