A blissful Friday. I have Sunday off from work because of the Charity Ride and John said it was a 3 day weekend for me. Yes – just like a 3 day weekend except I have to work today…. 🙄
It was a chilly morning and I headed out at 7 am for a run. About a 1/2 mile in, it started to sprinkle on me. I figured there is no difference between sweat and rain (except salt content), so I kept going. I don’t like wet shoes, though. I did 3 miles today and I was thinking about how easy it felt. All that biking has sure been doing a lot for my running, I have to say 😀
I was ready for brekkie when I got back.
I got some jams yesterday in the jam swap I participated in. Dina sent me marionberry jam and blueberry jam! Yay! So – onto the banana custard oats it went!
Last of the almond butter as well, time to get out the food processor! I commenced to some work – relaxed style.
Lunch time! Something different, just because it is Friday.
Why yes, that is cauliflower. Roasted in the toaster oven along with the fish sticks. They were both done at the same time. I like convenience.
More work after lunch. I got an email about the Charity Ride on Sunday. There are 93 riders all together on the 3 different distances. There are 51 riders doing the 62 mile ride, so I won’t be alone. Well, I won’t start alone at any rate. Probably will end last This is the first organized bike ride I have ever done. I forget that I won’t be climbing the hills or finishing the route by myself. There is a sag wagon and a mechanics vehicle for problems, plus a couple rest/snack stops at 20-mile intervals. No worries. I do find myself alternating between excitement and panic. That stupid 5-mile hill really has stuck itself in my mind. I must tell myself it is okay if I need to walk up some of that hill. It’s not a race, and the kids that attend this camp have way more problems in their lives than I do with this hill. Weather looks iffy that day. Supposed to be showers and it will be chilly with a high of 64. I wanted to wear my Rosie jersey, but I think I need a long sleeve shirt since morning temps will be upper 40s/low 50s.
Afternoon snack with a latte:
Instead of the usual What’s Blooming, I thought I would show you something different! (I’ll do flowers tomorrow). Today was the start of one of the local balloon festivals! My mom and I went to see the evening launch tonight.
It’s neat because you can get up and close to the balloons taking off.
I loved this balloon!
I was hungry as it was dinner time, so I brought along sustenance.
Kinda creepy, eh?
Me and my mom!
Up, up, and away!
We went out for dinner afterwards. Since John wasn’t with, we could go to Steve’s Place (he doesn’t like it there).
I love the breakfast all day! I got an eggbeater cheese omelet with wheat toast.
I ate all but a small smidgen of the omelet. Yum!
A very nice day, all in all. We are in the stride of festival time around here.
Question: Ever been to a balloon launch?