Sunday, April 29, 2012

My Weekend in a Nut Shell

Good evening!

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend – I sure am! Yesterday morning I ran the Calvin College Spring Classic 5K with my friends Aimee and Babs. Babs ran the entire race with me and I really appreciated having her there, even during my walking breaks (there were three short ones). I don’t have a race recap written yet because I left my memory card in my computer when we left for the race (you’d think I would have learned my lesson the first time) and I don’t have the USP cable to connect my camera to my computer and retrieve the pictures that I did take. I’m hoping to get my hands on another cable soon!

I do, however, have pictures of the delicious dinner that Aimee cooked for us on Friday night. She loves to make pasta the night before races (even if it’s just a 5K) and she prepared chicken parmesan this time for us to enjoy.

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Instead of breading the chicken she just coated it in a bit of parmesan cheese. It was good!

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I could pick up some good plating tips from her – doesn’t it look like something right out of a restaurant?!

After cleaning our plates, we drove to the movies and saw The Lucky One, which we both really enjoyed. I always get a little frustrated though when I see movies based off of books that I’ve read because of the inevitable plot changes. I know they have to change certain things for times sake and so that the story makes sense for people who haven’t read the books, but I always find myself thinking things like “oh they changed that..oh they left that part out..oh that wasn’t supposed to happen” the entire time I’m watching. Sometimes it makes me wish I hadn’t read the book first, haha.


Last night was our class bar crawl to celebrate the end of pharmacy school. However, don’t be fooled and think that I waited until Saturday to start drinking – I most definitely had a celebratory margarita on Friday right after rotation.

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I had to limit myself to one because I was racing the next morning, but on Saturday night there were no limits Winking smile. We had huge group of us that just kept growing as the night progressed and I spent my evening sipping on rum and Diet’s (my go-to beverage), hopping from one bar to the next, and enjoying the last big hoorah with all of my classmates. It was a lot of fun!

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(For some reason Aimee and I never got around to ordering shirts but I really don’t think anyone noticed, haha)

 

While yesterday was a blast, today I woke up feeling like garbage (hangovers will do that to ya) and I’ve spent most of my day rehydrating and trying to cram in as many nutrients as possible.

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Greens? Yes please!

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I also went over to Brad, Babs, and Elena’s place and made them chicken enchiladas for dinner. They have finals this week and are super stressed, so I cooked and did the dishes for them and I think they really appreciated the study break.

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I used Gina’s recipe for Skinny Chicken Enchiladas and they turned out great!

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I served them with refried beans and Spanish-style rice.

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The enchiladas were a huge hit and everyone loved them. Between the four of us, we ate seven out of the eight enchiladas that the recipe made (I had one and a half). I’m planning on making these for my family sometime this summer when I’m back home, I think they would love them!

Well, that’s my weekend in a nut shell. I’m planning on spending the rest of my evening relaxing and catching up on emails. Even though I’m pretty tired, there’s no rush to get to bed since I don’t have to get up early in the morning and go to rotation Winking smile.


Ah yes, life is good right now.

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