Over the weekend I went to go visit my best friend Danielle who is now living in Seattle.
I. Love. Seattle. I decided I was going to live there when I went with my family at age 17. I was mesmerized by the gigantic trees, mountains, clean lakes, good coffee, fresh seafood, lack of humidity, etc. Seattle is awesome. Now my best friend lives there, so I guess that’s the next best thing to actually living there because I get to visit!!
The first morning I was there, we ran 5 miles around Lake Washington, which was gorgeous! Danielle is training for the Thanksgiving half marathon in Seattle, and I am training for the one in Atlanta.
After our run, we made breakfast:
Magic Bullet smoothie (pre-blended) with cottage cheese, spinach, flax, frozen strawberries and raspberries, milk, and agave. The mix of ingredient was 100% her idea as she has been reading food blogs and getting crazy ideas . I was skeptical about the cottage cheese in a smoothie at first, but it was awesome. Also, I really want a Magic Bullet!!
The finished smoothie in a bowl with cranberry pecan granola. Yum!
After breakfast, we went on a hike up Mount Si.
The trail was a little over 2 miles to the top of the mountain (we did the “little Mt. Si”). We celebrated at the top by sharing some homemade pumpkin chocolate chip cookies:
There will be a part 2 that includes more good food and some Halloween shenanigans. Any guesses on what my costume was?? Hint: I got in a few sword fights that night
Also, what is your favorite city?