Hello! Hope you had a lovely weekend.
For me, this is the first week of school…going strong on 19th grade. My schedule has some odd travel logistics early this week, so right now I’m trying to figure out what to pack for lunch on Tuesday that would be okay sitting in my car for most of Monday. I enlisted Google for help and have gotten some..interesting…suggestions including dill pickles in a ziplock, and spray cheese. I’m going to go with the ever-classic PB&J, but I thought I’d throw those out there in case anyone wanted to change it up.
Backtracking to Saturday morning’s run, miserably referred to as the aquajog… I walked outside at 5:15am in the 100% humidity and 72 degree air and wondered, why are there clouds in the parking lot? Nope, those were just pockets of water hovering in the air.
I met up with the Saturday morning crew for a 10 mile loop + 2 on my own. The runners with marathons in mid-September started at 4am (!!) and had already finished their first 10 miles by the time us late sleepers joined for the second half. They were extra drippy, like they had just emerged from a pool fully-clothed, from the crazy humidity…and nothing gets you in the mood to run like that does…
We kept the pace easy and carried water but ended up cutting the loop to 6-miles instead of 10. I took a long water break and then went back out for 4 more miles with another girl, and then took an even longer water break to chat with Erin before heading out for the final 2 miles of my morning.12 muggy, hot, sticky, stinky miles DONE, with 2 breaks. I was lethargic and felt extra drained starting at mile 3, but I survived and nothing was in pain, so I’ll take it! My shoes made squish noises by the end, and I think I left a trail of sweat for the last 2 miles.
Immediately after, I walked into the heavenly non-humid air-conditioned CVS next door and straight to the drink coolers in the back. Sometimes I buy a cold Powerade as a post- long run treat, but this time I bought some weird carbonated juice that I had never heard of before. I think it was the promise of carbonation and the fruity-looking labels, but I craved this random juice like it was my favorite food. And they were 2 for $3.
I got home and downed 32oz of water + both juices (completely worth the $3 and their long list of artificial ingredients), and then Ryan and I headed out to the local farmer’s market. It’s open every Saturday morning from May through October, but this was the first we’d gone this year.
We stayed inside for most of the weekend…it was stinking hot, and I was traumatized by the run…but we managed to get some fresh air with a short-lived picnic (*3 bites* “…so, wanna go inside?” “yes”), a couple random outings, and a walk in the park.
We enjoyed the great outdoors from the inside by watching two documentaries on Netflix related to the wilderness. One was about a group hiking the JMT and kind of monotonous so we only made it 2/3 of the way through, but the other one was kind of cool. It was called Tiny, and it followed the story of a man who built a tiny house from scratch, with interviews from other tiny house owners tucked around his story. <–interesting concept if you haven’t heard of the tiny/small house movement
How often do you go to a farmer’s market?
What is your favorite thing to eat with Nutella?