Hey Hey Hey! I hope you are are doing well. Can you believe summer is almost over? HOW, I ask you, HOW?! Yesterday I decided to get in two of my favorite summer activities since pretty soon the chilly fall days will be rolling in. Those two activities being: running outside in the sunshine and laying out on my roof soaking up the sun. At 8:30 am I walked Oscar and then put on some running clothes. I had to run an errand at the bank and really wanted to get in a lovely sunshine run. So, I killed two birds with one stone. I threw the checks and cash I needed to deposit in a sandwich baggy (to avoid handing over sweaty and gross cash to the poor bank teller) and threw it in my sports bar. I immediatly had two thoughts:
- This baggy in my bra feels weird
- You lucky baggy, you
The bank is about 2 miles away from our house so I literally “ran my errands.” I ran two miles to the bank and two mile home. I ran 4 miles in 37:18.
- Mile 1- 8:57
- Mile 2- 9:07
- Mile 3- 9:33
- Mile 4- 9:40
I need to stop coming out of the gate so fast because clearly it is wearing me out when I look at the splits. I would much rather see even or negative splits. I am vowing to be more mindful of this, here and now!
When I returned home, my friends Belle came over to hang out for the day. I whipped up a post-workout/breakfast green smoothie: banana, spinach, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, vanilla protein powder, cacoa powder, cacoa cherry juice (for muscle repair).
Belle and I hit the roof for some girl talk, magazine perusing, and soaking up some sun. Sunbathing with a view!
It was a great way to spend the morning! Once we
got bored had had enough sun, we showered and went to lunch at Panera. I saw a sign for their new avocado and chicken cobb salad. It looked so awesome that I had to have it. I ordered it without the bacon.
This salad was best Panera salad I have ever had! The greek salad was my favorite, but this blows the greek right out of the water. I love the avocado, egg and gorgonzola cheese- it gives it a creaminess without adding a creamy dressing.
I spent the afternoon and evening catching up on some reading. I had a few handfuls of grapes for an afternoon snack.
Dinner was simple because I was lazy, I’ll admit it! I made a pressed turkey and cheddar sandwich on whole wheat bread with some popchips and grapes on the side.
What will you miss most about summer once fall rolls around?