Helpful hint of the day: if it’s raining and you’re in a hurry to get into your car? Keep your face out of the way, or else this could be you:
Yup. Wednesday afternoon, in a rush to get into my car, I whacked myself in the face with the door. This picture was taken yesterday morning, and all I can say is that it (thankfully) didn’t bruise up anywhere near as much as I expected. Thankfully. If it had, I’d have to come up with a much better story for my giant black eye than, “I hit myself in the face with the car door.”
Happily, it didn’t prevent me from enjoying my second day of vacation yesterday. Highlights included a BBQ at a fellow PT student’s house (which turned out to be the last time I’d see a lot of people before they headed home for the summer) and a Girls on the Run practice. I’ve been helping to coach a group on Thursday afternoons all season and while it’s been challenging at times, it’s been a ton of fun overall. Today we played freeze tag for the workout with the coaches being “it”. I was determined to take it easy for the sake of my knee, but once I got into it? I was chasing those girls all over the field. It was so much fun to run into a group of them and watch them scatter and scream, and if I hauled serious ass? I could even catch a few of them to tag them. I haven’t had that much fun running around outside in a long time, and it’ll be totally worth it if my knee is wickedly sore tomorrow.
To top it all off, Irwin and I had a fabulous dinner off the grill this evening, because the warm, sunny weather demanded it. (Plus, I was craving steak after watching Top Chef right before bed last night, where they spent at least half the episode talking about it.) The steak and asparagus off the grill hit the spot, and I even worked in a new recipe for my challenge: horseradish-roasted sweet potatoes.
The recipe called for what seemed like a lot of horseradish, and I was worried that they were going to be some horribly powerful potatoes, but they were absolutely perfect. The horseradish added a nice amount of zing to the sweet spuds and this may very well be my new favorite way to cook them. I followed the recipe absolutely verbatim, so I’m going to make you click over to Rainy Day Gal’s site for it. (I promise you it’s worth the click. While you’re there, check out these brownies for a totally unhealthy but absolutely delicious dessert. There’s good stuff over there.)