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Fun Run in the Sun

July 6, 2010

Just call me Dr. Seuss.

This morning, my sister and I headed out for a run in the HEAT.  I guess the whole Northeast is having a heat wave right now?!  It’s been almost 90 degrees here on Nantucket!  Luckily, I think today is supposed to be our last hot day, and then it is going to go back down to the mid-seventies.  Honestly though, I don’t mind the heat—I’d much rather be hot than cold!

We pushed through 6.3 miles with the sun beating down our backs.  It was hot, but it felt great! It’s been a while since I’ve gone for a run, and I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

After showering and cleaning up, we went to the grocery store and came home for a late lunch.

I kept it really simple:  farm fresh tomatoes, basil, and sharp white cheddar on a whole wheat pita:

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Plus Cape Cod chips and the sweetest, most delicious cherries I’ve had so far this summer.  Cherries are definitely up there on the list of my favorite summer fruits, when they’re good. 

I also had two mini-white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies.  Totally necessary.

Well, the fishing crew is about to head out, and my mom and I are going to rock it BSC style with Sophie.  I’ve always thought of myself as a Dawn Schafer-type.  I think my mom is more of a Mary Anne.

So here’s a fun question: if you read the Baby-Sitter’s Club books growing up (or currently, as an adult, as I do), which girl were you?  Kristy always got on my nerves, as did Mallory Pike.  And even as a child, I recognized the fact that Stacey and Claudia would have been way too cool to be friends with me if we were ever to meet in real life.  I would have been stuck with Mary Anne, I’m afraid.  Sigh.  Such is life.


29 Comments leave one →
  1. July 6, 2010 5:53 pm

    I was probably most like Mary Anne but, oh, how I dreamed of being hippie-loving, tofu-eating Dawn!!! 🙂

  2. July 6, 2010 6:03 pm

    Seriously, I’m laughing at the paragraph about the BSC. You are too fun! 🙂
    Is it sad that my sister bought me the DVD of the BSC movie like 2 years ago…I’m 23 and she’s 25…haha! 🙂

  3. July 6, 2010 6:03 pm

    Awesome run, I don’t mind the heat too much either except for evening runs. I think I’d be Mary Anne too, you’re not alone! 😛

  4. July 6, 2010 6:06 pm

    Your lunch looks delicious, I think I too would be Mary Anne 😦 lol

  5. July 6, 2010 6:08 pm

    I admire you for running in that heat – did your speed or anything suffer?
    I’m sure I used to read those books but I can’t remember a thing about them!! Maybe I started them and they were too over my head for me to understand 😛

    • July 7, 2010 12:12 pm

      I definitely took more walking breaks than usual!

  6. Kristi permalink
    July 6, 2010 6:37 pm

    Cheese, basil, and cherry tomatoes on tooth picks are my favorite canape. YUM!

  7. July 6, 2010 6:53 pm

    Awesome run! I feel like it is hot all over…but we are getting hurricane rain all the way up in Tulsa. Kinda scary…

    I totally read Babysitters Club books! I read them all multiple times!

  8. July 6, 2010 7:04 pm

    It’s freakin hot here too (NYC)! I think it got up over 100 today.

    I was a MaryAnne too. I loved (still love) reading 🙂

  9. July 6, 2010 7:29 pm

    That lunch looks delicious!! And I was more of a Sweet Valley girl. Definitely more of an Elizabeth

    • July 7, 2010 12:11 pm

      Oh yes, me too– I had even more love for SWH than BSC.

  10. July 6, 2010 7:35 pm

    I always thought I was Mary Anne, too, but I wanted to be Claudia SO bad…lol!

  11. July 6, 2010 7:56 pm

    Nicely done on the run. I am totally with you on preferring the heat over cold. Maybe it’s a southern thing?

  12. July 6, 2010 8:03 pm

    Oh sad…I think I was most like Kristy! I annoy you…haha! 🙂

  13. July 6, 2010 8:04 pm

    Lunch looks amazing! So fresh. I never actually read those books. I read the Flowers in the Attic series.

  14. July 6, 2010 8:17 pm

    This heat wave really is is in the midwest too! I can’t remember which BSC girl I was most like…but I definitely read them!

  15. July 6, 2010 8:50 pm

    Dawn all the way! She was cool and friends with everyone 🙂

  16. thehungryscholar permalink
    July 6, 2010 11:31 pm

    Babysitters Club. Say Hello to you friends. Babysitters Club. Say hello to the people who care.

    Yeah. I watched the TV show.

    • July 7, 2010 12:09 pm

      I totally still have my VHS tapes of that show– I have Dawn and the Dream Boy and Claudia and the Missing Jewels. Damn– we should have watched them when y’all came to visit!

  17. Katherine: What About Summer? permalink
    July 6, 2010 11:35 pm

    I’m afraid my life has become the babysitters club haha but nothing wrong with good old fashion, clean fun right

  18. July 6, 2010 11:53 pm

    So glad you’re having fun in Nantucket! I loved the Babysitters Club so much. I wanted to be Stacy in all of her NYC glamour or super healthy Dawn!

  19. actorsdiet permalink
    July 7, 2010 2:31 am

    cape cod potato chips!!! so jealous. have you ever been to the factory – it’s awesome!

    • July 7, 2010 12:08 pm

      No, but now I want to!! Potato chip factory?!? Fun!

  20. July 7, 2010 2:42 am

    Great job on your run and your eats look yummy! I loved all the babysitter books but for the life of me I can’t remember enough about the characters to pick out which I would be!! Did you read sweet valley high too??

  21. July 7, 2010 5:13 am

    I read those books but can’t remember the characters but yes, I read, trip down memory lane!

  22. July 7, 2010 2:34 pm

    Tomato + cheese sandwiches–especially cheddar–are my one of my favorite summer foods. So good, and simple.


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