June seems to have been a busy month. Last month was one year for the blog, one year for being in Philadelphia, and one year of living together in our apartment, let alone in the same zip code! Anyways its been great and only getting better.
I have wanted to start giving monthly run downs of miles run/biked and upcoming goals/goals met, in order to keep on track. It seems once you put your goals out there for others to read, its a lot harder to shy away from them. This month was much more relaxed for Lauren (even though she works out every morning at 5am somehow…) since she wasn’t training for anything after her last half marathon. But in July there are a few runs coming up and this means longer runs are coming back into her repertoire.
As for me, I’m glad to be feeling better. I ran into some achilles issues after the hell fest that was Crush the Common Wealth which took me off training rides and even made me carpool rather than the normal bike commute. I am happy to say I commuted well over 500 miles this month to work and my goal next month is to commute to work 600+ miles, lets hope for the best.
Talking about riding, being that its been hot and REALLY humid here lately, we cruised up to Wissahickon Park in order to cool off in the river. They have a paved pedestrian trail that runs throughout the park as well as hiking trails throughout. Its such a nice change of pacing being able to ride ~6-8miles out of the city and be surrounded by lush scenery and cleanish air.
Have I ever said I loved the Schuylkill River Trail before? Because I do. Its so very convenient.
Sweet swim trunks are always a plus.
Cruising through Wissahickon Park.
Even a rope swing!
We had the ladies test the water first, to make sure it wasn’t too cold!
Anyways dinner last night was a hodgepodge since I worked late and wasn’t able to get to anything too fancy. I whipped up Gena’s Peanut Noodles dressing, which if you haven’t tried you need to. Its that good. I had some left over whole wheat pasta, cut up some CSA zucchini, beets, spring onions, as well as some jalapenos, red pepper, carrots. I topped it with some roasted chickpeas and of course nooch. It was a quick and delicious meal.