Hi, friends! Hope you’re having a wonderful Saturday!
Murphy and I started our day with a trip to the dog park.
The weather was cool and crisp, but sunny and breezy at the same time– pretty much the perfect fall day.
Murphy met a bunch of dog friends and spent a ton of time (more than usual) sniffing things.
Murphy and I wandered around the park for well over an hour before heading home. I love spending time with my favorite pug. It always makes me happy. (Umm, that pug lip in the above photo is ridiculous.)
The weather was so beautiful this morning, it motivated me to go for a run when I got home. I ran 4 miles around my neighborhood, and it was glorious.
I haven’t run since the marathon, so I wasn’t sure how my body would feel, but, overall, it felt pretty good. Surprisingly, my hip didn’t hurt, but my knees started to bug me. WTF?! I don’t understand my body at all. Maybe I just need to take it easy with the running for a little while longer.
After my run, I showered up and threw together a quick lunch of scrambled egg whites mixed with roasted Brussels sprouts and Parmesan cheese.
Once I finished eating, I headed out to run a bunch of errands, which included a trip to the dry cleaner, Kmart, Pet Smart, Best Buy, and Bed, Bath, Beyond, where I stumbled upon these adorable dog shoes:
Murphy would never wear them (he’s not into trends), but I couldn’t resist snapping a photo. I mean, they’re called Pugz. How could I not love them? Will someone buy these for their dog and then send me a photo? Pretty please?
The last of my afternoon errands included buying a bottle of wine for this evening. When I stopped by Curtis Liquors, I saw they were hosting their 15th Annual Grand Wine Tasting. Impromptu wine tasting? Sign me up!
I was alone and needed to drive home, so I only tasted a few different wines, but I found a great one at a great price: Wither Hill Sauvignon Blanc for just $12.99! Score!
I was pretty hungry when I got home, so I whipped up a batch of homemade granola, which I added to some Greek yogurt. So delicious, so satisfying.
Coconut Cherry Granola
- 1.25 cups rolled oats
- 1/4 cup dried cherries
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup roasted pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 tsp coconut extract
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp canola oil
- Preheat oven to 350*F.
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl; mix well.
- Coat a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray, and then spread the oat mixture evenly on it.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes until oats start to lightly brown.
- Allow to cool before serving.
I’m off to walk Murphy and then drink wine.
Happy Saturday to all!