This was the sky when I woke up on Saturday, which didn't bode well for the race I was supposed to run in an hour...
I volunteer as a Running Buddy for Girls On The Run. I was assigned to an 8 year old girl at Julia Green Elementary in Green Hills. I ran a practice 5K with her a few weeks back & Saturday was the actual 5K. My little girl couldn't come because of an older sibling's graduation, so I got re-assigned to a Sixth Grader from Meigs Magnet. This little girl was injured, so we walked the whole thing, but it was still a blast. She's really into birds & talked about birds the whole time. It was hilarious.
This is a great organization. I'm going to volunteer again for the fall 5K (they do two a year, one in the spring & one in the fall). You don't necessarily have to be a runner to volunteer. At both the practice 5K & the actual 5K, very few girls run. A lot of the girls will run a lap or two & then walk the rest of the time. It's a lot of fun. For those interested in volunteering, you can find more info here.
After the race, I celebrated Cinco De Mayo by eating left-over taco salad. I love this taco salad so hard. Recipe here. Then I gave myself a much needed mani/pedi in Essie Tart Deco.
On Saturday night, we met our friends Mike & Chrissi for dinner at The Wild Hare, which was completely empty since everyone was next door at Cinco De Mayo. I still have mixed feelings about The Wild Hare. Their food is great, but their service isn't & it's always hot as balls in there. The peanut butter pie keeps me coming back...
I was supposed to get up early on Sunday & run a 5 mile trail run, but the run got cancelled, so I made a pie instead. You know, like you do. Mary Katherine & Marshall invited us over for dinner, so I made the pie for them. I messed up the crust, but the pie was really good & not too hard to make. Recipe here.
Last night, we went to Mary Katherine & Marshall's for Sunday Supper. Knowing John's love of all things meat, Marshall made tri-trip, California style. It was delicious!
This is Scout, really really hoping that someone will drop a piece of meat on the floor.... Bless her.
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