I hope your week's going well! I'm back in school mode as of Monday, but with one class this term and life in general already feels way more manageable.
Weekend Running Recap
Last Sunday I gathered a group of us to run the McKenzie River Trail.
Little did I know that the first 10 miles of our run would involve plenty of snow! We ran up along Sahalie Falls and then around Clear Lake where there were long sections of 4-6" thick snow and we even ran as it snowed lightly for a bit.
After making our way around the lake and back down along the water falls, we fueled up at the cars before heading out for another 7 miles. While it wasn't fast by any means, I definitely feel more prepared to tackle the 20 miles of trail on April 13.
And because I couldn't resist, I threw my name in the lottery yesterday to run the McKenzie River Trail 50K again. We'll see if I snag a spot...
A Morning Short Cut
I wanted to share a little short cut that's been making my week a little bit easier. The night before, I've been prepping a small salad as part of my lunch (minus the dressing), yogurt (I usually mix berries/bananas and cinnamon into plain yogurt) and a PB&J or something else so that my mornings are a little less hectic.
Because I had picked up ingredients for the greek quiche last week, we still had some of those items on hand. I've really been loving this combo of kalamata olives + tomatoes + feta + artichoke hearts on my salad.
My dream goal is to have an outfit picked out or thought of the night before because picking out a matching, semi-cute outfit seems like a chore every morning. But as I said, it's more a dream than anything...
We have been back to rainy weather in Eugene for the last few weeks, but today was especially nice with 60 degree temps this afternoon. The manfriend and I planned for a post work "bike date" to get some fresh air and cruise the bike paths together.
Not a bad way to end the work + school day.
What I love about bike dates is that they can be free (this one was) and that we aren't distracted, scrolling on our various devices. We seem to notice things we haven't seen before and talk about all kinds of random things. Plus, there's something about just being on a bike that makes me feel like a kid and forget my worries.
Need some stress relief? Hop on a bike, STAT!
I'm looking forward to the warmer weather and having more opportunities for creative bike dates. The possibilities are endless... Bike to beers, bike around the river path, bike to picnic, bike to dinner, bike to ice cream. You get the drill.
Do you use any tricks to streamline your morning routine? Creative bike date ideas?