After spilling my guts in my last post, I promised I'd get back to the food and fun with my next post. No shortage of that last week!
But first, the running:
8 miles after work. My tummy was angry due to the heat and effort, but
I chose to come home and gorge on pizza afterwards. Ouch. So, so
Wednesday: 8 more miles after work. It was humid and uneventful.
Saturday: 6 miles before work. I did a pyramid run with speedier miles in the middle with an easy warm-up and cool down.
was planning to run yesterday before work, but a few things crept up
and I just decided to bag my run in lieu of going on today. I had sharp
back/shoulder pain that woke me up in the middle of the night, my dog
had to go back to the vet due to an abscessed anal gland (gross!) Sunday
morning, I had to work, and then I had a housewarming to go to. So
whatever...I just decided to run today. I'd best rested, less sore, and
less crunched for time.
I did 14 miles in 1:55 which
worked out to an 8:12ish pace. My Garmin decided to go all cray cray in
the last couple of miles, but at least I can trust the time and my own
knowledge of the mile markers on the trail. It was super humid and I
even saw steam coming up off the creek at one point. It wasn't a
terrible run, but it wasn't great either. I'm pretty okay with that
considering it's July 15th and I started around 10:30am. Definitely
getting myself ready for the joy of fall running.
of joys, here is what happened last week when I wasn't running. Most
of my FB friends have seen the pics already, sorry!
I decided to redo a kitchen chair:
I enjoyed my flowering garden, from hydrangeas:
To the apple tree that finally has apples on it this year:
I drank beer on date night (big surprise...):
And learned to plank while drinking wine:
Pop-up thunder showers in the evening make for beautiful sunsets:
of course, I had to do a little drool-worthy baking. I made chocolate
cupcakes and frosted half with Nutella frosting and half with peanut
butter frosting. Have you ever had a food-gasm?
My little pookies get all hot and bothered at the vet while they have to wait. Torrance:
And little Miss Luxy:
were so exhausted when they got home from panting for an hour that they
snuggled up and napped on the sofa together all afternoon:
See? I have plenty of things to be a happy girl about!!