Boston Marathon 2.0

Runners love delayed gratification. For my 30th birthday Brent surprised me with first class tickets to Boston on marathon weekend. I hadn’t even registered for the race yet. Here we are more than six month later enjoying the first class perks. Free drinks will have to wait for the flight back. This is my current cocktail of choice. Cheers to my second Boston. Hoping Boston is a part of my life for many years to come. You know your on a flight to Boston on Patriots Day weekend when you see more compression socks than regular socks. I got a bunch of work done, and now it’s movie time! 

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One of many running books I’ve seen on this flight…

I didn’t do anything too crazy during my final taper week…besides drive to Cafe Gratitude for their Turmeric Latte because it supposedly helps with inflammation. And I’m a sucker for superfood balls. Even if they cost $3 for a bite.
      Here’s what Monday’s looking like…
The Boston Marathon App is downloaded and ready to go! Hope I’m smiling like that on Boylston.
 My 90 minute internet session is about to expire, so no editing. Just a big ole photo dump! Next update will be from BOSTON.

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More Buenos Aires and Traveling to Montevideo

Hola from Montevideo! Brent and I are happy to be celebrating five years of marriage today. We couldn’t have asked for a better day with the news from the Supreme Court. Wow. Blogging on a phone is hard ūüė¶ I’d love to share more, but my fingers are getting tired. Below are more pictures from our time in Buenos Aires and our journey to Uruguay.

Museo Evita

 

Never get sick of coffee and medialunas

 

Apparently dog walking is a popular side gig

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Museum of Decortative Arts

 

And more pastries…

 

Museum of Decorative Arts

 

Recoleta Cemetario

    

Nuestra apartamento!

Empanadas everywhere!

 

Palermo

Business class on the burquebus.

 

We’re fancy like that…

Leaving Buenos Aires

 

Ciudad Vieja

 

Montevideo

 

I really love this 5PM tea time…

 

OK…this is a running blog. This is the route Brent and I ran in Buenos Aires. About 5 miles.

 

Facetimed with Mama and Papa and Alaina for our anniversary. Can we say BAD hair?!

Brent and I found a cute restaurant for our anniversary dinner. Considering my appearance in the photo above I should probably go get ready. Hasta luego!

What’s Cookin’?

It’s been a while since I’ve shared recipes. With travel I was out of my routine, so it’s been nice to get¬†back in the kitchen. Here’s what’s been going on in the Lowry kitchen.

So lately I’ve been obsessed with Mendocino Farms Curried Couscous. I found the recipe online and now know why I drool at the though of it. Lots of oil and mayo. I made a huge batch of this last weekend and used whole wheat couscous and used half the oil and mayo.¬†Awesome flavor and definitely didn’t miss the grease. The picture looks kinda gross and is really close up. I promise it’s good.

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Alaina knows me too well. I love activity gifts, so for Christmas Alaina got us a class at The Gourmandise School in Santa Monica. Last week we took their meatless Monday class and made veggie enchiladas and an awesome orange jicama salad.¬†It was the greatest. We drank beers and cooked up a storm. It made Monday so much more fun. We made enough leftovers to each¬†take a portion home.¬†I froze the leftovers¬†and tomorrow because I’ll be at the boys and girls Equitas soccer games till late, it’ll be the perfect meal for Brent and I when I get home. Recipes are below. And yeah, I’m definitely going back to Gourmandise. They have all kinds of classes, it’s such a fun social activity and you get to take home a bunch¬†leftovers. I really want to take their Gastropub, Tex Mex Brunch and Whole Grain Baking classes. Anyone in!?

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No recipe to post because I just made it up and eye balled everything. It has couscous, spinach, cucumber, grape tomatoes and an orange pepper and sautéed shrimp. I made a vinaigrette with equal parts oil and red wine vinegar and some lemon juice, salt and pepper. Brent said it tasted healthy in a surprisingly good way.

FullSizeRender_2And last night Brent and I got adventurous and had an at home date night. We made leg of lamb with roasted brussel sprouts from Julia Child’s¬†Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Gyros tonight because we have so many leftovers. You’ll need a couple of hours for this one.

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And my next adventure is going to be recreating this. I snapped a picture of the description because it sounds awesome.

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