Lazy, Late Winter Weekends

It’s still hard to believe that it’s “winter” here. I am writing this post from a gorgeous bakery in a short-sleeved t-shirt, surrounded by sunshine, succulents and yellow flowers. I will admit it’s a stark contrast from the weekend weather which was a little grey. The “winter weather” I’ve experienced here includes thunderstorms and 50-degree temps. Not a bad deal, huh?

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Double rainbow after a wintry Spanish day!

This weekend was jam-packed with running, sleep and pancakes. It was just as lazy as last weekend was busy. (Minus the running of course). Many of my photos were stolen from Instagram stories. I’m starting to prefer Instagram stories to Snapchat. Sorry, Snap! If you don’t follow me on Instagram, you can follow my coffee/pancake/running-filled stories at @nastyjamiebee.

For those of you who have never been here before, I’m a long distance runner! I’m currently training for a half marathon at the end of the month. My miles are piling up, and my weekends are kinda revolving around running at this point. Also food because I’m constantly hungry. Hopefully my bf and I will be able to resume weekend trips around Andalucia in April! 🙂

 

img_9981Friday
Running: 6 easy miles/9.7 kilometers
Food: Pasta, plain nachos + Peanut Butter Captain Crunch.
Sometimes it happens, okay? Friday morning started out productive with writing assignments and administrative stuff, but I had no motivation to cook or do much of anything else. My rainy Friday night was spent lounging around my room, burning candles, and wasting time on my phone! #noragrets

 

 

 

Saturday
Running: 6 easy miles/9.7 kilometers
Food: American pancakes, recipe courtesy of Running on Veggies, a random quinoa bowl that included everything in my fridge that was about to expire + a cilantro and Greek yogurt sauce, Pizza at La Mafia, Turron ice cream for dessert.

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Saturday morning, er afternoon, began with American pancakes. I’ve been on a quest to find the perfect recipe that doesn’t use a ton of eggs. I used a recipe from a runner/nutritionist that I like, and I modified it a bit with some yogurt, flour and baking powder. The rest of the day was spent running, doing yoga, organizing my room, making a pre-dinner dinner, and finally, I had some fun doing my hair and makeup for my pizza date with my boyfriend. Very seldom do I style my hair or do my makeup, so I took my sweet time and did just that! I also wore a maxi dress. For pizza, guys. And I documented my hard work on Instagram because if you wear a maxi dress for a pizza date and you DON’T post it on social media, then did you really go at all? Are you really living? Whatevs. I’m addicted to IG stories. Not sorry.

After our not-so-fancy dinner for which I over-dressed, I got ice cream and we walked around the city center. Walking around the city at night with an ice cream cone in hand is one of my very favorite things to do. ❤ I especially love the cathedral at night. My ice cream flavor was a seasonal special– Turron is actually a Spanish Christmas candy, much like almond bark.

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Exhibits A + B

img_0008Sunday
Running: 12 miles/19.3 kilometers
Food: French crepes courtesy of L, the crepe-making master, a post-run omelette feat. spinach, tomato and carrot, and finally an international dinner party at my place with amazing dishes from Mexico, Ecuador, Poland and Germany.

I’m a bad blogger. I have no photographic evidence of this meal, but I can assure you it was delicious and that I am still salivating for my Mexican friend’s refried bean dip.

 

Maybe next weekend will be more exciting. Maybe not. 😛 I’m basically the local weather girl, and I saw that it’s going to be 80 degrees here next Saturday! I’m feeling a seaside bike ride. I hope your week is filled with spring-y weather no matter where you are! ❤

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