Week of July 17, 2011:
Bike: Sunday, Tuesday
I ran outside last night! We had a storm system moving through the area, which gave us cloud cover to block the sun and slightly cooler temps. I walked outside in my work-out clothes, fully intending to go to the gym and watch Food Network while running on the treadmill, but being the carpe diem girl that I am, I decided to stay outside for my work-out. (And seriously, if a Guy Fieri show was my Food Network option, I will start to view the television as negative reinforcement for summer running. Does anyone else find him as annoying as I do? And does he really sign his name with an exclamation mark? That’s as bad as a teenage girl dotting her i’s with hearts.)
(Okay, rant over.)
After not running outside for months, I felt ridiculously slow last night, but I didn’t really mind. I was just grateful to be outside with my slow legs.
On Sunday, I did my normal bike commute to work. On my way home, I stopped at the gardens again to take some photos. I’m sharing a few of my favorites above. Everything in that garden is in shades of technicolor! It’s unreal how bright and vibrant all the flowers are, but even amid all that lushness, you can see signs of the fading summer. It will be a long time before the summer starts to recede down here, but some of the flowers hint at cooler days ahead. I can’t wait.