FEELING | good about my first week of half marathon training. I decided to use the “Run with Hal” app this time around. His regular intermediate training plans have you run 5x per week, which is not my prefered schedule (I usually prefer 3-4 running days), however, the app personalizes the training plan based upon your personal running routine, fitness level, and life’s schedule. You can input days that are “off-limits” for running and your preferred long run day. I am currently using the free version, but there are extra features for a small subscription fee. I guess I’ll find out how well the free version works.
PLANNING | to cross train with Peloton cycling, strength and yoga classes.
WORKING ON | these summer vacation recap posts. Man, I wish I could just sit down and get these done. I’ve started, but it feels like there is so much to cover, which in turn tends to paralyze me a bit. But, they’re forthcoming.
MAKING | homemade spinat spätzle (German egg noodle pasta with a chewy, dumpling-like texture) with this contraption. Not the prettiest-looking dish, but so delicious! I made a double batch and froze one for later.
EATING | ice cream. I have such a craving for ice cream (or frozen yogurt) right now. Well, it’s still summer and we’re hovering around 100F most days, so I guess that explains most of it.
DRINKING | coffee. Best part of my morning.
WONDERING | why so many people are arguing about student loan foregiveness and begrudging other people to become debt-free. I luckily didn’t have student debt (because university in Germany was/is essentially free. I only paid a nominal fee per semester, a couple hundred Euros, which also covered a semester ticket for public transportation) but even if I had paid off a student loan, I’d be thrilled for everyone who could be relieved of such a burden.
BUYING | $20 worth of Italian plums to bake German Streusel Plum Cake. And no, I didn’t buy the whole farm, in case you were wondering, only about 4 lbs that I needed for the recipe. Inflation hits hard everywhere these days. Damn. This plum cake better turn out good.
ENJOYING | a quiet moment in the backyard. I try to go out and sit with my coffee (or apple snack) at least once a day, even if it’s for just 5 minutes. Summer will be over before we know it (and no, I am not quite ready for fall yet. Soon though.)
ANNOYED | that Trump is still dominating the news cycle. Dear god, when will this man finally go away? (I am really wondering when they’ll finally have enough evidence to actually indict him. It’s about time.)
What is currently going on with you?