This morning I got up with the idea I would run along Hains Point for a change of pace. I usually run around the National Mall, but since it was such a lovely day, I figured why not a different path? It took me a bit to actually reach Hains Point and once I did, I realized I had made a grave mistake. As City Girl DC blogged about a week ago, there were strollers and confused tourists EVERYWHERE! It was like an obstacle course, but Mark Summers wasn’t there to Double Dare me. To add insult to injury, my allergies immediately started acting up, so my breathing became very labored. Add it all up and I only got in an almost 2 mile run.
The entire way back home, I kept thinking about the wonderful ingredients I got yesterday from the farmer’s market and what I was going to do with them. And I came up with the idea of using some leftover parsley pesto I made last week as a base for a great Spring sandwich. Using the bread I got from the market, along with some fresh mozzarella and tomatoes, I created the work of art pictured above. Bonus points: the sandwich was light enough to leave plenty of space for a Ben’s Chili Half-Smoke tonight at the game! Mmmmmmm, chili dog.