Laboring on Labor Day
Hey guys! Hope your holiday is going well!
Even though we’re no longer running the Hershey Half (boo!!!), my sister and I are still planning on doing the Shreveport half-marathon just before Thanksgiving, so yesterday I made out a new and improved training plan that reflected my new training schedule. This morning, I took my first training run—an easy three miles in the crisp fall air! The neighborhood was full of rabbits and chipmunks—it was a fun run!
I got my first batch of student poems on Thursday, so I’ve been working all morning on my responses. It’s not much of holiday…but we had enough fun this weekend to make up for a labor-filled Labor Day!
On Sunday, we went hiking about an hour outside of town at a place called The Thousand Steps. They weren’t kidding—there really were a thousand. The hike up the steps wasn’t that bad—it definitely reminded me of doing the Stairmaster at the gym…but in a much nicer setting! Here are some highlights from our hike:
The dogs, of course, had no trouble making their way up the steps. They are literally impossible to wear out. Ryan and I were dying at the top, and they were ready to do it ten more times!
After our hike, we had another fun activity planned—a baseball game! We met up with our friends Casey, Rachel, Lee and Steve at an Altoona Curve baseball game. It was the perfect night for it—cool and clear! Lee and Steve are officially no longer our next-door neighbors , so we were especially happy to see them!
Anyway, after such a fun weekend, I can’t really complain about having to do work today! Plus, today won’t be all work—we have plans to meet up with Casey and Rachel for Eat, Pray, Love later. I’ll be interested to see how I like it, because (and I know, this is heresy) I wasn’t crazy about the book. Honestly, Gilbert kind of got on my nerves—she was so whiny and self-involved!!
Funny for a blogger to complain about someone being self-involved, right?
Speaking of which…here is my lunch for you to look at! Fascinating!
Scrambled eggs + daiya vegan cheese on an Ezekial wrap:
Check out that colorful egg! I got these eggs at the farmers’ market on Friday—you can definitely tell a difference between store-bought and farm-fresh eggs!
After having seen the daiya cheese around the blog world, I picked some up on Friday at the natural foods store. I’d heard good things about this “cheese,” so I had high hopes, but honestly, it was just okay. No better or worse than Follow Your Heart. To tell the truth, I think I just don’t really like vegan cheese substitutes—they always taste kind of…off, to me. I’d rather have the real deal or just go without. But—if you like the FYH cheese, you’d like Daiya.
I topped my egg-wich with some salsa and wrapped it up for a little huevos rancheros wrap. Yum!
Plus some carrots and tortilla chips on the side.
See you tonight! Enjoy your holiday!