Another fall weekend done! Well technically the last summer weekend. According to this, the equinox will happen at 10:29pm EST on Monday, so I think we can call Tuesday the first day of fall!
Per usual, my Saturday began early in the morning with a pack of runners. We had a fun and chatty group, so we finished the 10-mile loop before I really had a chance to look at my watch! It was one of those runs that makes you love running.I had a few more miles in me, but I stopped after our 10 loop because my right achilles tendon was tight the whole run. I swear, it’s just one different pain after another. This one was totally preventable though–I knew that my calves were tight from Thursday’s speed work and I didn’t stretch until Friday night. I should have known better because an achilles tendon injury was my very very first running injury three years ago, and in the sentimental way that first running injuries make you feel like you’re never going to run again, I am super careful about the ATs.
How we ended up buying swiss chard:
Ryan: “Want to buy chard?”
Karen: “Which one is the chard?”
Ryan: *points* “That one. But I’m not sure which part you eat.”
Karen: “Me neither. Are red stemmed ones better, or are green stemmed ones better?
Ryan: “I don’t know; I’m colorblind.”
Karen: “Okay, let’s buy it!”
Usually on Saturday afternoons (um and for every other meal), we make veggie sandwiches because they require minimal thinking and they’re delicious, but we finally OD’d on veggie sandwiches after eating them for a month straight. So Ryan, being the awesome person he is, offered to make us lunch while I worked on school stuff, and he invented the lovely Veggie Conglomerate pictured below, paired with rice and beans. I would say it doesn’t photograph well, but that’s about how it looked in real life. Cooked veggies are hard to make pretty, but they sure tasted good!
One of our friends from church got married, and we were happy to celebrate with him and his new wife! The wedding was in a little white chapel, and the reception was next door in a large glass-walled building surrounded by a garden. It was super pretty, and the reception was a blast! Ryan and I clumsily tried to swing dance by mimicking other couples, but then the Wobble (#myjam) came on, so it was all good.
What was your first running injury?
Favorite wedding/party/line dance?