I am welcoming March in with every fiber of my being, and not just because of my birthday. Can we just be over Winter now?! Woke up to this again yesterday and I just can't anymore.
Thank heavens I decided to do my long run on Saturday, otherwise Mother Nature would've screwed me again. I've been doing most of my running on the treadmill for months and am hoping to do a half in April so I kind of need the weekend weather to cooperate for the next 2 months so I can get my long runs in out there.
Speaking of that run, I cursed more than I have in weeks out there on Saturday. It has been A WEEK since our "giant" snowstorm here in MD (and by giant I mean 8-10 inches) and 90% of the sidewalks on my hour-long run STILL HAD NOT BEEN SHOVELED. Baltimore City law gives homeowners and businesses 3 HOURS after the snowstorm to clear their walks. It's been 7 DAYS!!! I was plodding through snow and ice, twisting my ankles, throwing my hands up and looking in every window of every house I passed and cursing the residents therein. I prob looked like a madwoman. I don't care. I even passed some businesses that hadn't cleared their sidewalks?! Apparently I've still not calmed down. I dk who these Marylanders think they are but up in PA everyone I know shovels their sidewalk right after a storm because they aren't RUDE. Ughh, ok I'm done ranting. But you can bet your bottom dollar if I would have seriously injured myself on someone's sidewalk S*it would've gone down.
Mooooooooooooving on. I made a sweet potato for the first time ever this weekend and it was incredible! Here's a little tidbit about my food preferences: I strongly dislike potatoes. Baked potatoes especially, but I also don't like mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes, potato wedges...shrimp salad, shrimp stew, shrimp gumbo. Oh wait, different list. Every once in awhile I'll eat French fries but if they're too 'potato-y', NOPE. So, I guess I always thought that my taste buds would also reject sweet potatoes. Plus, whenever anyone prepared sweet potatoes they were always loaded with butter so trying them wasn't even an option for me. Well, last weekend my mom baked sweet potatoes with dinner and offered me a plain one. I decided to throw caution to the wind and try one, fully planning on it triggering my gag reflex. Well what do you know I LOVED IT!
So this weekend I made one for myself in the microwave and topped it with some Smart Balance Light (vegan butter alternative) and cinnamon. I ate this after my freezing, treacherous run outside, and not only was it delicious, it also somewhat settled the litigious urges I had against all of my neighbors.
Lastly, I wasn't even into "the dress" saga that was all over the internet on Friday, but somehow curiosity got the best of me. However, after being force-fed article after article on my FB feed, I am still pretty unclear as to why everyone was seeing different colors?! I guess I'm an idiot. For the record, I'm team #WhiteandGold but I think regardless of what colors you saw we can all coexist in harmony. One love. (I mean, but really, how can you see Blue and Black here?!) Ok I'm done.
Have a great week!!!
Do you like sweet potatoes?
Do the residents of your neighborhood do the right thing and shovel their sidewalks?!