First some art…
…and now something funny!
Hey, hey! Happy September! Even though my last post was on September 3rd, today’s chilly temperatures feel more like September than the close-to-100 temps we’ve had lately. My friend Emily and I were joking that today is the day to do ALL THE FALL THINGS, like buying a pumpkin, eating an apple pie, and wearing every scarf you own. We Northerners share a longing for the autumn we once loved. Texas may win a prize for its spectacular springtime beauty, but autumn here is nothing to invite your friends to see.
My roommate Courtney (whom you can see poking out at the bottom of the semen donor photo) and I have been running around town putting up flyers for our two businesses. She recently launched The Austin Writing Shop, a coaching and editing business for writers. And I of course have gone full-time as a biology and chemistry tutor. Together, we’ve gone out on three field trips to advertise our stuff around Austin; the photos above are from our trip to the University of Texas’s campus, where our first stop was Amy’s Ice Cream. That was a good choice, as we needed fuel to keep us going for countless blocks of city walking, ducking in and out of shops to see who had bulletin boards and who did not. Visiting that part of town made me really excited to get back to Spider House, a place I visited once with Matt. It’s quirky, artsy, humming with a creative vibe. It’s lovely, really.
On a different note, Paul and I had to abort our Sunday morning bike ride along the river trail after he fell off his bike. We had just arrived at the trail and were about to start the scenic part of our ride when Paul was trying to mount his bike and it slipped out from underneath him. He landed so hard on his bike frame that we think he broke a rib; he’s had some pain this week that would be consistent with a hairline fracture, I think. He had some scrapes and bruises elsewhere too. So this week he’s been recovering from that. We probably won’t head out on our bikes tomorrow, which is super sad, but if he needs to heal, then it’s the right decision.
As for me, it was a pretty good fitness week! I had forgotten that I ran twice, which is really good for me these days. I’m still feeling really challenged by my lack of running routine; just how DOES one go about starting a new routine? Between the heat, no consistent work routine, and my love for walking, running feels like something I used to do, not something I actually do now. I’m kinda thinking about trying a streak for this upcoming week, just to break my own running stasis. Run EVERY DAY?!? It’s so crazy, it just might work.
Hopefully I’ll be back tomorrow with another update from this current week. Until then, happy trails to you!