Ran about 3.25 in 35 minutes this morning and felt better than I have in a long time. I think it had little to do with me and everything to do with the weather– low 70s and only 70% humidity. GOOD TIMES.
Only downside to the morning runs (aside from the obvious) is that I’m a little wobbly on my hips and butt after I get to work. I stretch, then I sit at my desk and promptly stiffen up. Guess if that’s the worst thing I have to complain about, I’m doing pretty good.
I gripe and moan about stuff sometimes (okay a lot), but my gripes are mainly “first world” problems. Like, how am I going to find a place to run 14 miles while I’m on vacation in Germany? What if they stop selling my favorite pair of running shoes? What if I have to have surgery to fix my bunions? We should all be so lucky. Okay, really I just want all of you to know what it feels like to have bunions. It’s nothing personal…
So we got this gigantic melon in our co-op delivery last week and we were having some trouble finding ways to utilize it before it went bad on us. Most of the stuff arrives perfectly fresh and ripe, which is great, but we don’t have a lot of time to eat it all, especially the fruit. At which point I end up throwing everything into a big salad, vat of stew, or I wok up enough stir-fry to feed the entire People’s Liberation Army.
We cut the cranium off the melon and scarfed melon balls while I dumped the rest of it into an ubersalad with strawberries, blueberries, almonds, goat cheese, romaine, kale and spinach. I made a lemon vinaigrette I found online (I’d link it but they’re pretty much all the same: lemon, extra virgin, garlic/shallot, thyme, S&P, dijon, you get the idea.)
Since I already got the run spanked, I am free to do with my evening as I please…I’m thinking of taking a belt sander to my bunions.