Happy Rosh Hashanah to all my Jewish friends. We celebrated today with my Googled version of a Rosh Hashanah meal. Before we get to that though, let me tell you about my weekend.
Saturday I worked to set up our second wedding of the season. It was a neutral palette of creams, tans and rust colors. It was simple and perfect:
Seating chart that the bride did on her old doors.
Cute candy favors in “red neck’ wine glasses.
This was the appetizer table before the food.
It was a lovely wedding a such a fun bridal party!!!! I bet they had a blast.
I was pretty tired after the set up and took a cat nap, then had Chinese food for dinner and didn’t move from the couch all nigh
This morning, I felt refreshed and I headed outside to start my training for the Florida Holiday Halfathon in December. I signed up shortly after I ran the St Pete Rock and Roll half marathon in February. That was my second ever race, and first half marathon, and I was still riding the high from it when I signed up for this one. Good thing too, because I’m not sure I would sign up for one at this point in time. Running is hard!!! I ran 3 miles outside today and it wasn’t easy. I have been running on the dreadmill for the past 5 months, but outside seems so much harder.
I was thankful for the cloud cover, but it was still hot and humid. Running is all about playing mind games with yourself. I kept having to remind myself that I could do this, that I once ran 13.1 miles and loved every minute of it!
When I was finished, I felt amazing!!!! I remembered why I love running so much.
After my run, I came home and did my chores, laundry, cleaning, etc.. Then sweetie and I headed to the mall for my free Godiva! I’m a Godiva rewards card member and for my birthday, they emailed me a $10 gift certificate. I scored 8 truffles which included my gift, 2 samples they were handing out, and my monthly free truffle, for only $1.28 out of pocket…Sweet!
Since we were there, and i am in need of a new pair of running shoes, we stopped in Fit 2 run, and I got tested for proper shoes. I have never done that before and it was interesting to learn about my gait.
First they tested my arch and feet pressure. I have good high arches, but have much more pressure on my left foot, heals and forefoot. Then I got to go on the treadmill while they filmed my running in slow motion:
She said most people over-pronate, or under-pronate, but my ankles stay straight upon landing and take off and that is good. I tried on some shoes and think I found one I like. For the past few years, I have been wearing Brooks Glycerin 8, but they have been discontinued. But I think I’ll go with the Brooks Glycerin 10, they were very comfortable and just felt right.
For dinner tonight, we celebrated with a Rosh Hashanah meal. On the menu: Apples dipped in honey, Honey Mustard Chicken, Carrot Tzimmes, and savory kugel.
For the honey mustard chicken I used this recipe: Honey Mustard Chicken
For the carrot tzimmes I used this recipe: Carrot Tzimmes. But I used chicken broth instead of water, and added some figs.
For the kugel, I modified this recipe: Savory Kugel.
I only used 2 eggs as well as fat-free sour cream. I added 1/2 cup fat-free cottage cheese, 1/2 cup caramelized onions, 1 /2 pack Lipton onion soup mix, and a teaspoon paprika. It turned out delicious. I’ll repeat next year.
Now I’m off to relax and enjoy my evening. Good night all!