• Adventures,  Roanoke Eats

    Roanoke Food Adventures

    I try to look for local mini-adventures that don’t require us to spend a lot of money or take off time from work to do since our weekends are filled with lesson┬áplanning and grading. Facebook is a great source for these mini-adventures, and thanks to Facebook the Roanoke Jewish Food Festival has been on my calendar for weeks. The Jewish Food Festival Experience We got there about 30 minutes after it started and lucked out on parking, but the line to get in was wrapped around the building and snaked through the parking lot. After about 45 minutes we made it to the room where the food was being served,…

  • Adventures,  Running

    A Stop on the Saucony Run Your World Event.

    Last night I went to the Saucony Run Your World Event that I mentioned a couple of weeks ago. It was a nice little mid-week adventure break in a hectic week at school.   The event started with a workout with a local gym. It consisted of bodyweight exercises that reminded me how out of shape I am, but it was fun. The workout, coupled with a day of sitting thanks to professional development, made every muscle south of my neck sore today. After the workout, I grabbed a cider and headed to the paint bar. As you can see, I’m not the most artistic, but it was fun to…

  • Roanoke Eats

    Running, cleaning, and pizza

    Is fall cleaning a thing? If not, maybe it should be. This was a weekend for running (and run planning), the beginning of fall cleaning, and I’ve even got a restaurant recommendation for you. Running I had an excellent run with my group on Saturday morning. I am making friends there and enjoyed running and talking with the other women. When I got home, I signed up for the Time Traveler Pi-miler race. The race starts at 1:50 am on November 5, to coincide with the time change, so ideally you finish before you started. I am not a night person, but it really sounds like a fun time. I…

  • Adventures

    How do you make friends as a 40ish adult?

    One thing I have struggled with over the past few years is making new friends. It is not any easier once you move to a town where you know hardly anyone. In the past, many of my adult friendships started at work, but I don’t live very close to my current job, and the pool of potential friends there is small. Unless someone starts a friend delivery service, I have to put myself out there if I want to meet new people. That is very uncomfortable for me as I am extremely shy. I know that I cannot be alone in this struggle, so I’m issuing a challenge to myself…

  • Adventures,  Roanoke Eats

    A trip to the Greek Festival

    We went to the Roanoke Greek Festival on Sunday and I managed to only take one picture to share. And it is a bad one, but here it is. #blogfail We shared pastichio, moussaka, souvlaki, spanokopita, tiropita, galaktoboureko, and we carted home an assortment of pastries for later. Of the savory dishes, my favorite was the pastichio, and all of the pastries were wonderful. People also had the option of driving through and just picking up food! I thought that was a bit different. If you aren’t familiar with those dishes, I’ll share my thoughts and identify them in the bad picture. The pastichio and moussaka are very similar looking…