Sunday, May 23, 2010

In which the deck is populated with new toys

Kevin’s completely rocking the house today. Not only did he assemble the new Weber gas grill, which apparently was not an easy feat…but also, he is – even as I type this – assembling the chairs that go with this lovely table we got today at the hardware store.


It’s made of “plantation-grown eucalyptus”, which I believe is supposed to make us relax about the rainforests, only I can’t help but imagine that a rainforest was cleared out to make way for the plantation.

Perhaps I’m being cynical?

New grill notwithstanding, we won’t be using it tonight – we’re both too pooped to contemplate it. Instead, we’ll eat – surprise, surprise! – GREENS from the CSA. Mmmm, yum, nothing like multiple handfuls of leaves.

Oh, while Kevin was busy working on the grill, I went on a long run: my longest to date – nine miles. Naturally, I was cranky and nervous prior to setting out, but once I got going, I was fine. I had a water bottle in each hand. That was a pain. I may need to get some kind of water-bottle-oriented butt pack. And I scarfed down a pack of Cliff Shot Bloks Electrolyte Chews: “a semi-solid, easily chewable source of carbohydrates—your body's preferred source of fuel during activity—and electrolytes.” Kinda like extra-soft gummy bears.

Next week’s ‘long run’ is only three miles, and the week after that I’ll hit double digits!

My pace? Nice and slow. That’s OK, I tell myself…that’s OK.


  1. I think you need a camelpack. For water.

  2. Ms. Delta, I am seeking Advice on camelbaks and other strategies. Do you have a camelbak? Or however you spell that?