Thursday, August 21, 2014

Week in Photos

Lately, it seems that I haven't found the time to write as much. I suppose it's a good thing. The sun is out and all I want to do is take advantage of it. I've also challenged the manfriend to check off some of my summer bucket list, so that keeps our evenings pretty full.

What's happening this week? A whole lot of everything.

After a few weeks of talking about running (but my whole knee thing getting in the way), Sweaty Emily and I finally ran up to Spencer's Butte for sunrise on Monday morning. Next time, Laurel!


Monday morning sure came quick with a 6 a.m. run time, but when you're greeted with a view like this, all thoughts of tiredness sort of fade away... until approx. 3 p.m. at which point you want to face plant on your desk. 


Pear, blue cheese, walnut pizza is all kinds of amazing. Checking off that summer bucket list! 

If you're a Eugenian, you need to check out Hideaway Bakery on Tues nights

I don't know about you, but I often say silly things over and over again in my head that just make sense. For example, every single morning that I wake up at 6 a.m., lace up my running shoes and step outside, I think "this at 6 a.m. is never a bad decision." And as the sun rises and turns all kinds of crazy colors, I just repeat that mantra again.

6 a.m., never a bad decision

Twice this week I busted out my CSA goodies to enjoy a fresh caprese salad. I mean, how can you go wrong? This entire plate and some chips and salsa was my dinner Monday night. 


With my funky knee, I've been wearing skirts and dresses nearly every day to work. I am already starting to dread dressing for cold weather. 

Also, is everyone else so indecisive about their hair? One minute I want to grow it out super long and the next I just want to have a fun, shoulder length 'do. 


The view from the end of tonight's bike ride was pretty sweet. My good friend from high school Annie came down to Eugene so we could ride tonight. She lives in Seattle and is on vacation visiting her parents, so it was great to catch up. 


I've also been back in the yoga swing of things, which feels really good. Even 10 minutes this morning reminded me that any stretching > no stretching.

Looking forward to: my friend Taylor's baby shower this weekend in Portland. An opportunity to catch up with several of our good high school friends and celebrate a baby on the way makes my heart happy.

Wondering:  how Sunday's long run will go. With a social Saturday planned, I hope my body is up to running a solid 3-4 hours on Sunday. Ready or not!

Do you have a bucket list you're chipping away at? 

4 comments:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I hope your run goes well on Sunday! Saturday sounds like it will be really fun, though!

I made a bucket list for summer but I have not accomplished much of it... I am hoping to knock some things off the list before the end of summer but we'll see if that happens. This summer has felt busier than usual for me and outside of work, running and spending time with Phil I don't feel like I have as much time for other things in my life. But it's been a good summer, all in all, and we've spent a lot of time outside which has been great!

Amber said...

I hope you have a great weekend! I never regret 6am runs once they are over but every single morning when my alarm goes off at 5:30am I secretly hope my running partner has texted to cancel. Heh.

I did not make a summer bucket list but I have a general life bucket list in my head :)

Jessica Jarrell said...

How funny you posted that picture of Caprese Salad! I've been working on a Caprese Salad post that looks eerily similar. I guess great minds think alike? :)

Elizabeth said...

No bucketlist for summer but a list for 2014 that the only things I seem to be checking off are exercise and no new clothes :) Finally learning to surf this weekend and a backpack to Olympic NF next month ---so those are two things to be checked off the list :)

Aren't the sunsets lately amazing? I feel like we've had a ton of great views this summer! And that pizza.....I so need that sucker--delish!