Today was the Longest Day Ever. However, it was also a fantastic day.
Event #1: My First-Ever 5K!
About 2 hours pre-race, I ate a bagel with PB, then walked over to the zoo with Kelley, where the run was starting. Walking all the way there seemed like a pretty good warm-up to me!
Here we are, all ready to go! We entertained ourselves watching the otter and polar bear at the zoo while we waited. Kelley also had fun with my camera while I waited in line for the bathroom:
Cute, Kelley. And way to be sideways.
The race went GREAT! Kelley and I paced with each other well, occasionally speeding up to keep up with each other, but always running at a fairly comfortable pace. After the last hill, we apparently both debated in our heads asking the other to walk for a few minutes, but ended up running the entire way. I don’t know our exact time, but we’re guessing it was around 33-ish minutes. I’m so proud of our run!
Red-faced and sweaty, but excited that we did it!
While we had our post-race snacks, we watched the “Roo Run Run”– aka: the little kids version of the race. It was adorable: the 2-year-olds didn’t really get the concept and had to be urged along, but the 3-year-olds were really racing. So cute.
I refueled with a banana and a Trader Joe’s cereal bar (hooray for Trader Joe’s being a sponsor!)
We walked home, and got ready for Event #2…
Event #2: Apple Picking with SWE!
I had a quick lunch inspired by Megan’s peach breakfast. I’ve been itching to try this for days, so when I saw peaches at the Farmer’s Market, I knew I had to get some!
A peach (microwaved with cinnamon) + Last Taste of Summer Granola + appx. 1/4 cup Greek yogurt = yumminess!
I think I’m all set on apples for awhile, and then some… I may or may not have bought 20 pounds of apples for $19–good deal! I’m also excited to try the Apple BBQ sauce I got there.
Event #3: Soccer game with the SWE Intramural Team!
On my way out the door, I had half a sandwich thins with 1/2 tablespoon almond butter and 1 tablespoon pumpkin butter, which I also got at the orchard.
We lost again, but we’re getting better! And still having fun.
Event #4: SWE Execs Meeting
(Note: Today was a very SWE-tastic day!) I took a much-needed shower and had a quick dinner before the meeting: Leftover crab cake salad + green beans and carrots from last night. Still delicious, and the little crab cake was the perfect size.
I may or may not have splurged and had both cake and PB Chex at the SWE meeting… I figure I burned it all off with all that activity today!
Phew, that was a super-busy day!
Question: Know of any good apple recipes I could make to use up some of my 20-lb bag of apples?