written directions

*Note:  This was supposed to have been posted Sunday afternoon, but time got away from me.  And then I totally forgot.  I apologize.

I did my last long run this morning before my half marathon next weekend with Emily, and to keep it interesting, I mapped a new course for my friend Stephanie and me to do on our usual Sunday morning run.


We look a little worse for the wear–it got pretty warm out there–but we did it!  Stephanie said she wanted to try some more milage, so I mapped a 7.75 mile course (note the piece of paper I’m holding up) all over Orchard Park, and did three miles before she arrived.

MUCH has happened between now and then–pantry is almost finished, presentation has been practiced twice (giving it today at 1 p.m.!) and we’ve started our Italy-prep shopping–so it’s been a busy week.  But then, are they ever NOT busy?!

Oh, and I spent 8 hours cleaning the house yesterday.  EIGHT.  My fingers are sore (seriously–basically everything had to be vacuumed and then wet-wiped), but the house is almost free of project dust!

third time’s a donut

I’m at this particular West Seneca Dunkin’ Donuts for the third time in five days. For real. (Study dates.)

This morning, I’m solo and killing time before my chiropractor appointment across the street. DD’s blueberry donuts are my weakness, yet I rarely allow myself to get them. Their sweet, blueberry goodness and purple inside remind me of childhood–visiting Bamma and Top in DC on weekends when we still lived in Pennsylvania.


Well, after a hard swim workout, I figured now was as good a time as ever to splurge on one of my favorite treats. I packed a Greek yogurt with berries and added a medium BLUEBERRY coffee. (It seriously tastes like blueberry.)

Now, onto studying glycolysis for my biochem test tomorrow! (Which is really a review, since our first test in advanced nutrition this semester covered this very topic, which is the breakdown of glucose–carbohydrate we eat, essentially–in our bodies.)