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.