Good Morning! Today should be a lovely, but busy afternoon. I am going to be spending the majority of the day working on the nonprofit capacity building project with UNO. I am the research assistant for the next few weeks until I begin with the Americorps! I am so excited to begin the position at Neighborhood Restoration Specialist. Besides the fact that it is what I received my Master's degree in, and is one of the things I am passionate about, it is so close to my house that I can walk home over lunch for either a run or a nap. Walk home for lunch, for yoga...aaaaahhhh! I can't wait! I will be leaving for Chicago in the middle of this month to begin my training. So exciting! The blog will switch gears significantly during this job transition. I am excited to see how I will remain "healthy in the middle" while working more than full time. I plan to keep up my cooking and marathon training, so wish me luck!
Breakfast was a half a cinnamon raisin bagel with some of the strawberry syrup/jam I made on Monday, along with an apple and a sliced lime, and of course, a fresh pot of coffee that I will be partaking from the majority of the day!
Yesterday was a crazy, exciting day. I had errands and appointments that kept me running most of the day, but I was able to spend time with my husband in the late afternoon and get a few things done. Today is our two year anniversary by the way :) After getting him sent to work, I headed to the gym for a 5K run. I was not able to run outside today, but I find that treadmill running can be just as challenging, if not more so, because of the ability to have constant incline. I did a 3 minute on, 3 minute off incline routine for 3.10 miles. I would begin at 1, go to 2, down to 1, up to 3, down to 2, up to 4, down to 2, etc. I could definitely feel it in my calves and it felt great. It took me about 30 minutes.
Dinner was an odd mix of different things that all sound pretty weird. A Washington Gala apple with a sliced lime (this combo is primo, try slicing a lime and biting a slice after a bit of apple. The tartness is lovely!), cold rolled oats with milk, peanut butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. And creamed corn! Grazing just sounded good I guess.
After the gym, I came home and had a greek yogurt with granola for a recharge before heading down to the Slowdown music venue to hear Azure Ray. They are one of my favorite local bands who have made quite a name for themselves on Saddle Creek Records, Omaha's well-known music label. I love the Slowdown for mellow concerts like this one, it was calm and had great lighting, plus I was able to be right against the stage for prime picture taking! It was a fun, mellow night.