I drove back up to school late Friday morning in the rain and HAIL (fun fact: here’s why it hails in the spring & summer) and arrived just in time to pick up a few groceries before Ryan came.
These are the first plants I’ve had in my apartment, but now I understand why people have flowers and gardens–they make you happy! Glad I’m 24 years old and finally learning this. The hanging flowers inspired me to get more plants or start a herb garden or maybe plant an indoor watermelon patch.
Now, the running part: Thanks for all of the bronchitis well wishes! My lungs are feeling much better after four days of meds. Bronchi (that’s what my dad nick-named me for the week) is on the mend, so I figured I was okay enough to do my last Saturday morning run before the marathon: 9 miles in perfect crisp 50 degree weather. My quads and glutes were tight, and I basically had to crawl up the ONE hill on all fours, but I’m getting excited for next Saturday! At this point, I’m not necessarily going for a certain goal time, but I’m going to just enjoy the ride. Now accepting motivational phrases.
It’s graduation weekend at Purdue, so during the run I saw groups of grads walking around campus in their caps and gowns and posing for pictures. Our program held a Saturday afternoon party to celebrate the 4th years (now Dr.’s!) in their accomplishment, so Ryan and I popped over to congratulate the grads and chat with my classmates.
We continued our social Saturday by meeting another friend that night to play Catan. Ryan and I offered to bring snacks, so we brought a jar of peanut butter and a variety of healthy foods to dip: apples, bananas, celery, and graham crackers. We really are life of the party when it comes to bringing snacks.
Hope you had a nice weekend!
Do you have a garden?
Any good running mantras?