Sunday Fluday


How ya been? Please tell me you’re not sick. Please. Cause there need to be people right now without the flu. Matt has fallen ill and I am the sole survivor of the Wench household in good health. Pretty sure my immune system is humming along to The Final Countdown…..we shall see just how strong it is!

This morning Steve and I made a quick trip to Urgent Care!


Note how alive and happy he looks ❤

Most of the rest of the day was pretty chill. Rode an hour on the trainer since there was a wind chill of ITSTOOFUCKINGCOLD and did a nice easy spin for 18 miles. Not so much for the workout, but more for getting my butt used to the saddle again.

Indy and I had some quality time outside today with some sticks.


She still hasn’t quite gotten the hang of fetch yet. She’ll grab the stick (if she didn’t lose it) and frantically run around with it in her mouth, and then get excited and drop it and come back to you wondering why you haven’t bothered to get the stick yet. It’s fun!

Tonight was homemade pizza night for me! Since Steve can’t/won’t eat anything other than soup. I re-discovered why he is always in charge of tossing the dough….



I did eventually get it right and topped the crust-without-holes with chicken sausage, mushrooms, onion, and waaaay too much goat cheese.


It wasn’t as good as when Steve helps, but I wasn’t letting him help today since I’m not the biggest fan of acquiring swine flu.

What’s your best remedy for colds/feeling ill?

Sunday Funday

Hi everyone! How was your weekend?

We didn’t work at all! This may be a first. It’s super exciting when you don’t work on the weekend in grad school. A rare beauty of a weekend. Therefore we took advantage of the freedom and lazed and ran and biked and chilled and it was awesome.

Friday night we cooked the first of the week’s Blue Apron meals. Before….



And after!!



This was definitely a good recipe. Which is high praise since I’m not a huge pork fan. The carrots in butter completely stole the show (they’re in the picture I promise). Here’s the link to the recipe if you wanna try it out sometime –> Pork Chop Recipe

Saturday was long run day. I got through 6.5 miles with an 8:50 min pace and felt fantastic the whole time! Steve accomplished his longest run yet…yay Steve!

We also spent an embarrassing amount of time watching Dr. Who until we decided that we should get out of the house and attempt to behave like normal people. This is what people do right? So we trekked over to World of Beer and had a couple pints. My second Imperial Golden Stout was particularly delicious. Steve’s IPAs were gross and also gross.


We then decided to hang out with Kevin and Rachel (Hi Kevin and Rachel!!) at Sahara, one of the local hookah bars. It was a fantastic end to a lazy day.

Today was forecast to be warm (70 degrees in February…OMG unheard of) so the goal of the day was to be outside as much as possible.

I went for a 20 mile easy bike ride (averaged 15 mph on rolling hills) although the headwind/crosswind was insane. How is it that no matter what direction you are going, there is always, always a solid headwind in yo face. Ugh. The worst. Also, I’m a dork and forgot to take a picture of me on the bike, so here’s one after I finished with my bike tire in the background. Also also…please ignore how pale I am.



The sunshine and warmth continued through the afternoon so we, and everyone else in Raleigh, took the dog out for a walk. We tried to wear her out (we failed) by letting her splash and play in the creek and romp with a new friend.  Here’s the creek before Indy got all up in it!


So pretty 🙂

What adventures did you go on this weekend?