I didn’t bring enough food with me to work, so when I got home, I was ravenous. You understand the constant need to feed, I know, so you do not blame me for making myself supper at 5:30. Really, I should have just made a singular piece of toast and headed out for W2D1 (3x [15 min run, 1 min walk]). Instead, I ate 3 eggs and a bunch of sautéed broccoli slaw and two slices of toast. I waited an hour, but it wasn’t really long enough. I may or may not have thrown up in my mouth after the second interval; you’ll never know for sure.
Anyway, just as I was about to head out the door in my t-shirt to enjoy a crisp 55F/13C run (do you like that I convert the temperature for you?), I realized that the weather report had lied. Either that, or my house falls into a mathematically impossible zone wherein it can rain given a 0% chance of precipitation.
Cue about face. Cue warm Patagonia quarter-zip instead of cotton tee. Cue reflective gear. Cue rear-blinking light. Cue headlamp. Cue sexy.
Anyway, I covered 3.99 miles in my 48 minutes, and I was annoyed that at one point I had stopped to tie my shoe, losing me precious seconds and at least one one-hundredth of a mile. (Because not tying my shoe would have been totally rational.)
I’m getting really cold sitting here in my wet clothes, so I’m going to go draw myself a hot lavender bubble bath, climb in with Emma,* and reshave the parts of my legs that I missed this morning before I had the benefit of corrective lenses.
First Monday is almost over. We did it.
Who will do this with me?
I have no idea what you searched for to wind up here, but this feels a little awkward to me. Do you feel it, too?
The Film Lover Challenge a.k.a. Couch Potato Challenge. List 15 movies that you love as fast as you can! Then tag 5 humans. Non-humans are okay too.
I was tagged by the eloquent ladyofthehouse (who, dare I say, has very good taste in film!).
- Amélie. You don’t have bones of glass; you can take life’s knocks.
- The Matrix. MORPHEUS IS FIGHTING NEO.
- Willow. See this acorn? I’ll throw it at you and turn you to stone!
- Mean Girls. Is butter a carb?
- Heathers. Well, fuck me gently with a chainsaw.
- Fried Green Tomatoes. TOWANDA!
- Serenity. I am but a leaf on the wind.
- The Fifth Element. Big badaboom.
- The Shawshank Redemption. You know what they say about the Pacific? They say it has no memory.
- The Cider House Rules. Goodnight, you princes of Maine, you kings of New England.
- Seven. What’s in the boooox?!
- Me and You and Everyone We Know. You poop into my butt hole and I poop into your butt hole… back and forth… forever. ))><((
- Jurassic Park. Life found a way.
- Jumanji. There is a lesson you will learn, sometimes you must go back a turn.
- State and Main. It’s not a lie. It’s a gift for fiction.
Happy First Monday!
A few people have complained to me recently that they can’t find a certain food-related post that I made, whether it be a tip about cast iron or a banana bread recipe (spoiler: I have never posted a banana bread recipe). In an effort to make your lives easier, I just spent a good long while going through my archive/tags and organizing my food related posts.
If you’re looking for a specific recipe and can’t find it, it’s likely that I only ever posted photos and never the recipe. I’m lazy. Let me know, and I’ll transcribe it from my notebook for you.
I had a more detailed post of my day/run, but Tumblr ate it. Cliff notes:
- 56F/13C and rainy
- puddle splashing
- police chase
- honey oat bread
- caramel cups
I think I wrapped up Week One nicely, too.
Week One — 4x (10 min run, 1 min walk) + 1 min run [because I like cleaner numbers]
- Day 1: 3.30 miles (13:38 pace)
- Day 2: 3.63 miles (12:24 pace)
- Day 3: 3.85 miles (11:41 pace)
I’m happy with my progress so far, anyway. Not a bad first week back.
Please tell The Fox that I can’t send Oreos — I made them with real buttercream, so they would spoil. If Jess allows it, I can send you some of her caramel cups, though. I don’t think she’d mind…? (Jess — speak now or forever hold your peace.)
Thanks again for the shirt — it’s no Northface baseball tee, but it does the job.
Love and jackknives.
notjuststrongforagirl said: If you won a trip to space, would you go? Why or why not?
Oh! One more from last night.
As someone who is forever fascinated by earth-observation, I can’t see a more unique opportunity than being able to view The Blue Marble from above. Absolutely, yes. I would go.
Probably wouldn’t pass the rigorous physical tests, though, so I’ll find my own way.
Anonymous said: Can we have a knitting / baking party? I will also be drinking wine. Do you drink (at all?) wine? Also, will you send me your favorite pattern? I need a new project.
I have plenty of chocolate and pumpkin. Things could get pretty cray. I am running low on butter, though, so please bring some.
Also, I don’t drink (at all), but I have cute wine glasses for you to use. I’ll just put seltzer + lime in mine.