Summer's Gone So Fast

Just like that it feels like summer comes and goes. I know we have a good month of nice weather left here in Oregon, but the mornings are definitely starting to feel like fall. I even had to wear a long sleeve this week for one of my morning runs!

A few weeks ago, I was feeling like we had a lot I wanted to experience before the end of summer. So naturally, I wrote out a summer bucket list

On the summer bucket list are things like: camping, adventure weekend in Bend, wood fired pizza, Em's baseball game, drinks at a few places in town, etc. With a little effort, we were able to knock out several of those things in just a few weeks. 

Still dreaming about this pizza

After checking off a few things on the list, I feel a little better about summer coming to an end. 

Eats as of late
I realized it's been a while since I've posted about what's on our plate these days. It's safe to say, there are a LOT of veggies and easy eats going on over here. 

Our summer CSA delivery still comes every Friday and then it seems like a race to try to eat as many veggies as possible before the next Friday. But I'm not complaining.

I even tried out one of the recipes the farmer sent with one of our deliveries, kale sausage veggie pasta. We thought it could have used a bit more POP (like more fresh cherry tomatoes), but it was still fun to try a new recipe.

What I'm reading
More on this soon, but it's safe to say I love the overall tone of The Fire Starter Sessions. What I like about it so far is that she really gives you ownership of your future and goals, so if you're feeling stuck and as though this is what you "have to do," Danielle argues that's not the case. It's a fun read that can be digested in a few pages or a chapter or two at a time. 

Fashion Friday
Still wearing lots of skirts. Already cringing at the thought of wearing full length pants soon. If you're a shortie with good pant recommendations, send 'em my way. 

Top: H&M in Barcelona, skirt: LOFT, flats: Naturalizer

And finally, tomorrow I'll be running my third 50K on the McKenzie River!

I've tried to keep it pretty easy this week as I've had many a long race where I showed up at the start line decently sore. Tomorrow shouldn't be the case.

This week I've done three easy runs and a few yoga sessions at home. I've also ditched the weights and speed work this week, which I hope results in me able to hobble my way to mile 31. 

Stay tuned...

Happy weekend to you!


Raina R. said…
Wishing you all the best lady!! I'll look for you tomorrow. Maybe we'll hobble together :)
Jessica Jarrell said…
That kale, sausage, and veggie pasta looks amazing. Sounds like a great combination, I may have to try that... Have a great weekend Lauren!
I hope your 50k is going well - I imagine you are running it as I type this comment. I thought of you this morning on my 12 mile run and was hoping it was going well for you!

That is cool that the farmer sent along a recipe suggestion. I think I would sometimes struggle to figure out what to do with what I got in a CSA so occasional recipes would be nice!

I will have to check out that book you mentioned as I am feeling kind of stuck right now and at a loss for what I should be doing with my life career-wise. I thought I had it figured out but since changing jobs, I"ve been pretty miserable and I just don't think I can do this kind of work long term... but I don't know what the alternative is so have some thinking/research to do.
Amber said…
I hope the 50K went well!!!

I have heard good things about the fire starter sessions, glad to hear you're enjoying them!

Your CSA looks awesome! I need to get more veggies into my life these days.
Lindsey said…
I need to write out a summer bucket list. Such a good idea! It might be a little late for it this year, but we have a few more weeks! I finally finished The Desire Map and really enjoyed it. I want to read Fire Starter Sessions too.

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