This weekend was, dare I say it, relaxing? Uneventful? Perhaps even boring at times? We saw "The Impossible" at the theater on Friday, which was pretty good. It got a little long after the initial events, but it was really eye-opening to see the high level of destruction that Southern Asia had to endure. When Scott and I traveled to Thailand for our honeymoon, all our travel books mentioned how the country is still rebuilding itself, and probably will be for a long time. It wasn't evident to us, but I'm sure it would have been if we had seen the "before" pictures.
I do need to say: if you are prone to motion sickness in any way, don't watch this movie in theaters. My poor husband had to leave a couple times so he didn't vomit. The camera never stops moving, which made for a queasy stomach, a fat headache, and a Friday night bedtime of 9:48.
Saturday: I had a work event in the morning, then ran some errands and ended up at my parents house for my 6 mile run. I was dreading it, but used Carrot and Cake's 6 mile treadmill workout and the miles went by fairly quickly. It ended up being only 5.8, since I had set the timer for 50 minutes and it ended with only .2 of a mile left. Fuggetaboutit.
Sunday: I care more about snails than the Superbowl (unless of course the Seahawks are in it, which almost happened but almost doesn't count so that's lame), so I did my "long run" of 8 miles and then made gluten-free vegan BEET cupcakes, since I can't seem to get enough of those buggers.
Beets are so pretty and from what I gather, are excellent for runners. Beauty and brains? Beets are the best.
I used a recipe from the Minmalist Baker, and it was spot on. I subbed in some gluten-free flours for the regular flour and melted Earth Balance for the oil, since I was out of oil. For the frosting, I combined some of the leftover beet puree, a teensy bit of almond milk, and powdered sugar sugar. So good. So...gone.
How was your weekend? Did you eat anything delicious or do anything that you were looking forward to?