This weekend, I did my long run on Sunday (since I knew I would be drinking at the concert and a long run + any amount of booze does NOT work for me).
That meant that I had a Saturday morning (and day!) free in longer than I care to remember.
It was glorious. I love running and all, but, man alive, it was nice to have a Saturday without sweat.
I sweetly convinced David to go to the Farmer's Market with me.
I got the mother load. I love vegetables! I love fruit! I love the farmer's market!
My basket was heavy and my feet are ugly. Oh well.
David bought some flowers...without me telling him to! What a great man!!
I was so excited that I snapped his picture without warming. Sorry, poodle!
Once I got home, I unloaded my haul...
We have...strawberries, cherries, broccoli, kale, celery, mushrooms, snap peas, squash, zucchini, raspberries, peaches, pears, and red potatoes.
There's also a pineapple in the back, but that's from Sam's. Not quite ripe yet.
Note to Tom: Did you see I bought KALE? Send that recipe my way, sir!
After our trip to Soulard, David headed off to school to get some work done. Poor kid.
I headed to Tower Grove for the Festival of Nations. I used to work at the organization that sponsors this event, so it's always fun to go and see old co-workers and clients. I made a point to meet up with my darlings Erin & Khadra...but stupidly forgot to snap a picture. I stink.
I did manage to get my photo-taking priorities straight, taking a picture of the Canadian food booth's sign proclaiming "Canadian Bacon Lollipops."
And then, because I kept obsessing, I went back and got one.
Oh yes, maple-sugar nut glazed wad of meat. I love you.
It was probably the best and worst decision I've made in months, all rolled into one happy moment.
After that heart attack-inducing bit of pork, we met up with some of David's friends for an all-you-can-eat sushi buffet. It was a gluttonous day.
My long run on Sunday was 17 miles. I doubt the 2000 calories I burnt negated my pork/rice coma from the day before. Oh well--- I love bacon from all nations (Canadian/American/??) and it was worth it.