First, a few photo highlights from last week!
“Go buy some quinoa from Whole Foods,” Paul tells me. I oblige, only to find that Whole Foods sells six (SIX!) different kinds of quinoa. I buy the cheapest one because, starting at $4.99/pound, quinoa is much more expensive than rice or tortillas. Still, the number of options was impressive, so I had to document them.
August has been a really nice balance of working at home and exploring Austin. The mug above, featuring Austin’s best slogan, is from Book People, a wonderful independent bookstore in downtown Austin. (The mug belongs to my roommate Courtney.) I’m pretty sure that I myself am not weird enough for Austin, but I love the mug nonetheless.
Moving on to last week’s work-outs…
It’s still, of course, beastly hot here in Texas, so I finished up August with more walking and a bike ride with Paul. I promised myself that once September arrived, I’d get back into running, but I’ll save that story for next time.
After a pretty stressful summer of working and moving to Austin, we definitely took advantage of the slower pace of August. I feel like my walking routine is symbolic of the ease that August gave us. But now that August is over and we are getting down to business in Austin, I feel ready to run and maybe to even log more than 10 miles in a week! Hey, that would be novel!
Finally, here’s Miss Lu, sitting in one of her favorite spots in front of the balcony door. She loves the sunshine we get in the morning and will even wedge herself between the blinds to sunbathe.
Happy day to you, dear reader!