Happy Monday! I don’t know about you, but I felt like the weekend went by in a blink. So. Many. Activities.
First, let me say that I haven’t been to CrossFit since Thursday morning and I’m going through withdrawals. Thankfully, my weekend plans kept me on my toes.
Saturday was incredibly fun. My good friend, Sara, flew into town for the weekend and a group of us participated in the Dirty Girl Mud Run in Pleasanton. I say “participated” because it was not-timed, non-competitive, which was a nice change of the usual “pace”.
If I haven’t mentioned before, I have some truly creative girlfriends. Seeing that it was the weekend before Halloween, we decided to dress up with a theme, “Swamp Goddesses,” sadly, when the idea was tossed out I instantly was estatic because I thought we’d dress up like Princess Fiona from Shrek. “Umm, no Belle. We’re going for leafs and glitter…” “Ooooh…”
Each of us interpreted the outfits in different ways, but overall we looked green, leafy and athletic. BOOM.
More on this shirt later…
So, this Dirty Girl Mud Run was listed in “San Jose,” but in reality, the race took place at the Alameda Fair Grounds…in Pleasanton. Not the same place. Thus, we had to hike it to the East Bay and mentally prepared for the amount of mud in our future.
Unfortunately, we didn’t drag along anyone else to take pictures of our adventure, obstacles, scratches or bruises, but we did manage to take some awesome after shots.
Oh, hey…Notice I’m without my tank top? Yeah, that POS freakishly expanded in the mud and when I came out of the first pit it was down to my knees. No joke. It was hanging off me like I was wearing one of those giant white t’s. It gave us all a good laugh…
After the race, we grabbed a bite to eat and headed back home. Miraculously, I cleaned up (enough) to enjoy the night’s festivities. Dave (Davey Crockett) and I (Indian Princess) popped over to a friend’s house party and had an absolute blast.
It’s safe to say that both Dave and I were exhausted come Sunday morning; however, being the crazy pumpkin hoarder that I am, I forced our little family to Half Moon Bay for some pumpkin-pickin’.
Did I mention the Giants played last night? Or that they WON THE WORLD SERIES!?!?!?! Holy smokes! It’s almost hard to believe. Being a life-long Giants fan and witnessing them win two World Championships in three years seems like a dream, especially because it was a SWEEP. Unbelievable. When they finally won last night, Dave and I were in this odd state of celebration, do we psychotically freak-out? It didn’t feel right without the series TORTURE, they put us through in 2010…Whatever, man! We can’t wait to celebrate at the victory parade on Wednesday (on Halloween, because SF knows how to party).
During the final tense game, I somehow manged to cook up spaghetti squash and bolognese (via Practical Paleo) , roast two pumpkins and bake paleo pumpkin muffins. Oh! And some paleo pumpkin granola (recipe TBA as I’m still perfecting the crunchiness).
I must say the muffins were bomb dot com and I enjoyed two of them this morning as I prepped our Crock-Pot with Robb Wolf’s Beef Stew.
Paleo Pumpkin Muffin Recipe (inspired by the recipe here):
1½ cups almond flour
3/4 cup canned pumpkin (or cook and puree pumpkin yourself)
3 large eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp ground cinnamon
1½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/8 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup raw honey (optional)
2 tsp almond butter
2 cups raisins
1. Preheat oven to 350℉
2. Coat muffin tins with coconut oil (or use paper muffin cups and add 1/2 tsp melted coconut oil to batter)
3. Mix all ingredients and pour evenly into tins
4. Bake for 25 minutes on the middle rack
If you love pumpkin, you have to try these out! So good.
Overall, this weekend was a smashing success. Rosie even struggled to keep up.
Did you survive the weekend? Who were you rooting for in the World Series?