The exhaustion is setting in, and the to-do list is extending. How’s that for an ugly sentence? Must trek on… but first, yesterday:
I woke up early to crank out a long training run. I ran with my running gals, Ali + Amy – we were moving! We covered roughly 9.5-10 miles in 88 minutes. It was refreshing to conquer the hills in the misty morning air.
I rushed home and cranked out a humongous waffle with this recent purchase from the local co-op bakery.
Topped with the usual: banana, pecans, and real maple. [For the record, I ate half of a banana for running fuel, and only ~2/3 of the monster waffle.]
I cranked out a shower [well, not really… I don’t know how to take quick showers], and then jetted over to the computer doc for the final fix. My computer is working at light speed! Adding more memory [1GB –> 4GB] = a miracle!
There was no time to play with my like-new computer, as I had to rush to my last catering event of the summer. I was really surprised with how well my body held up after my long run and 6 hours on my feet – sweet!
Thankfully, I didn’t have to make myself dinner though. My mama had a beautiful meal ready when I walked through the door.
Fun Noodles + Roasted Cherry Tomatoes + Sautéed Zucchini + Fresh Basil, Parm, and Pinenuts – so so wonderful!
Afterwards we splurged with Haagen Dazs Five Coffee Ice Cream with crumbled chocolate almond toffee on top. Life’s rough.
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It was extremely damp outside [as seen below] when I woke at 8:30, so I didn’t rush to get on my bike gear. First, I leisurely enjoyed an oatmeal parfait.
- 1 c. water
- 1/3 c. thick-cut oats
- 1/3 c. fresh blueberries
- 1 T flax
- raw walnuts
- cinnamon + raw sugar
After my morning eatin’ + readin’, I suited up, fastened my helmet, and my dad and I were off for our third and final ride of the summer.
Mustard brings joy to a grey day.
We stopped to let the chickens cross the road.
White fluffy chick, you are precious.
We also encountered a preschool of toddler cows.
How sweet are you, #102.
I don’t see why someone would want to eat you. Don’t worry, you’re safe with me.
We had a great, relaxing ride today. Nothing too intense, but it was sufficient cross-training to finish off training week #3.
- Distance: 20.2 miles
- Time: 1:38:14
- Average Speed: 12.2mph
- Top Speed: 24.5mph
Hours later, and this post is finally finished. Many breaks were taken as I fixed dinner + dessert for my parents tonight. Stay tuned for the recipes! Hope you had a healthy weekend. I’m off to fold my entire wardrobe + pack pack pack.
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