You guys, yesterday when I was driving home from work I got a call from an 800 number, and when I answered it an automated message said "Hello, we are calling with an important reminder for [my full name]" and then the message cut out. WHAT WAS I SUPPOSED TO BE REMINDED OF?? Am I missing a terribly important appointment? Am I late for a very important date? Honestly, I may never know.
It's Friday again! This week went pretty quickly for me, and this weekend is packed with seeing friends and throwing another bridal shower. Things keeping me fueled up this week include: coconut cream, warm weather, and fast, fun workouts.
I. Coconut Cream
Coconut has really grown on me. When I did the Whole 30 last year and tried adding coconut to things where I would usually use dairy, I was displeased. Not a fan. But it's sort of done a slow creep and gotten under my skin. On Friday last week I was intensely craving some creamy, thick, fatty coconut cream, so I grabbed a few cans at Trader Joe's and added some to my green smoothie. YUM. I threw the extra in a mason jar in the fridge and have been eating it all week...in smoothies, scooped over fresh berries, in spoonfuls by itself. Probably not an addition I'll make to my everyday routine (not a low calorie food, coconut cream) but I figured if I was craving it then maybe I needed a little extra fat.
II. Warm Weather
So, it's raining in Minneapolis right now and has been for the last few days, but last weekend and earlier this week we got a little taste of summer and I LOVED it. On top of the warmer temperatures, the sun is rising earlier and setting later, which does wonders for my mood. I saw these little turtles sunning themselves on a walk on Monday and they made my heart so happy. Look at them! All lined up on a log like Yertle the Turtle! (Ok, I just googled it, and yertle actually had stacks of turtles. But still. LOOK at them!)
III. Fast and Fun Workouts
Now that I'm not logging high mileage for an upcoming race, and my knee is healed up enough to do some shorter workouts, I'm having fun with some quick and high-energy exercises to get back in the game. This hill is at a park a mile from my house, and my new favorite game is running to the hill and then doing hill circuits where I spring the hill and jog back down on a looped path that makes sort of a semi-circle around the two ends of the hill. When I'm done, I run home. I recognize that you can't see the slope all that well in this picture, but it definitely does the job.
The hill/path loop is just over .2 miles, so 5 hill sprints plus the run there and back is a little over 3 miles, and 10 hill sprints comes out to a little over 4 miles. Dan wants to take Kelly on this run on Saturday morning--that's either going to be a lot of fun or a huge disaster. Odds feel pretty evenly split.