Last week I took a little break from social media. With the beginning of school looming (I go back Monday) and a reminder from an old student that life is precious, I just needed to take a step back.
So how did I spend my time? Not that wisely, really. I should be living these last few days of summer to their fullest potential...but I'm not even sure I know what that means! I've just been doing what makes me happy.
I ran Monday and tried the Salted Caramel Gu, which was delicious and didn't upset my stomach, but I'm not sure if it really gave me the energy boost I was looking for.
|5 easy miles...they didn't feel that easy. Thanks, Florida.|
I received a letter from Jill Biden that made my day. I need to scrapbook everything from the All Star stuff, but I just don't even know where to start!
I enjoyed a second easy run Wednesday and laughed at the running advice below. If I followed this, 11 months of the year I'd be running two minutes slower than my usual pace. Hell, I wouldn't even be running because apparently running in 85 degree is "not recommended".
I actually missed my easy run Saturday...I have no excuse. But it was Matt's birthday! His dad and Tammy came and took us to dinner.
|Shrimp and grits! When I see this on a menu, I have trouble saying no.|
I spent the weekend perfecting my peanut butter and honey cookie recipe and printing photos. Some of our frames still have pictures from eight years ago...it's time to update!
|Just the right combination of chewy and soft.|
|This is the first batch...I plan to get some enlarged to 5x7 and I still need to print more from Minnesota.|
I signed up to test out Reebok running shoes and received my free pair Monday. I'll definitely post a review once I've tried them, but I'm a bit concerned because they're for neutral runners, which I'm not. I may look into exchanging them for a more right-for-me pair.
|The Reebok One Cushion...I think I'm more a "Guide".|
I made up my missed run from Saturday on Monday. (My plan called for two easy, so I did four over the bridge and called it even.)
I then went back to school to give a presentation to some new teachers. It was nice to see my colleagues and to slowly get used to the idea that summer is over!
It stormed so badly Monday that there was flooding in our area. We actually broke the record for inches of rain on a single day in August...if you consider the hurricanes we've seen in the past, that's big news. We got over 6 inches!
|I borrowed this photo from the Naples Outfitters Facebook page...Matt paddles with these guys all the time, but not usually in the street!|
That night, Matt and I saw Lucy. He had free tickets from donating blood. It was definitely not what I was expecting and weirder in many ways, but fairly entertaining.
Besides all this, I've demolished a few books and we've finally caught all the way up on Game of Thrones. Maybe I did spend my last week of summer to its fullest!
When does school resume in your neck of the woods?
For those that work through summer, do you still try to treat it as vacation time?
What is your favorite kind of cookie?