Tuesday, November 3, 2009

ketchup, catch up

Hi folks, here are some backlogged photos that are just dying to be shown!

1. Army 10 miler: I was so nervous the night before that I probably only slept about 1.5 hours. It was really difficult, but I'm so thankful that I was able to do it! All in all, I finished the race in about 1 hour, 45 minutes, which is pretty slow, but oh well! I did it! I am considering doing a half-marathon (13 miles) in March, but we shall see my friends, we shall see.

(6:30 a.m., On the way to the race, trying to be superman)

(After the race, eating cantaloupe . Knowing that cantaloupe and Chris were waiting for me at the finish line sustained me from mile 4 to 10, hehe!)

2. Beef Bourguignon! As I mentioned before, Chris and I made this wonderful, tasty dish and I highly recommend it. Chris also made garlic mashed potatoes (his own combination of milk, butter, and boiled potatoes) and I made some crispy kale. It was LOVELY!

3. Planes. Not too far from National Airport is Gravelly Point Park from which you can watch the airport planes take off. Chris and I have been meaning to go for a long time and it was great to finally make the trek. It was also really bizarre and awesome to go to the airport with no plans for travel. Hehe. We walked through the terminal and I kept saying really loudly, "I'm so excited to go ice fishing when we land in Alaska!" And Chris shook his head laughing. I embarrass him too much, I think.

(Can you see the plane?)

(Yes, I realize I am a freak)

4. Finally, my birthday party! Yesterday, I celebrated entry into year 27 by having some friends over for mulled wine, hot cider, cookies, cheese, crackers, bread, and fun. It was great! Hat tip to Heather for her great mulled wine and cider recipes. The cider was an especially huge hit, Heather. Seems all mortals desire the drink of the gods. :)

(Cassie, the sweetest roomie in the world!)

(Mulled wine, so yummers)

Wish you could have been there.


  1. Love those Army 10-Miler pictures ;) you were none too pleased when I started snapping at 6:30 AM, walking in the dark, but I think you warmed up to it.

    Also, upload one of plane videos to YouTube and post!

  2. I grow kale in my backyard and have been holding on to a crispy kale recipe to try! how exciting! wanna share your skills with me?

  3. I recommend lots of oil so that the kale crisps up in high heat in the oven immediately-- otherwise, the kale starts to burn, but not get krispy. It's super yummy! Enjoy!