Whoever said that weekends are for “taking it easy” clearly never trained for a half-marathon.
While sane people slept in or caught up on cartoons, Dan and I hit the trails for a five-mile run.
Our early rising helped us beat the heat, but not the humidity. Within minutes, I was drenched (in sweat) and drained (of energy).
Upon returning home, I resisted immediately sticking my head in the freezer. Instead, I quickly devoured a green monster, without even pausing to take a picture.
Sorry. Thirst beckoned.
Two hours and a lot of a nothingness later, Dan and I met up with one of my friends from study abroad for lunch. He was in town from Arkansas, where (gasp) they don’t have Chipotle.
Dan had to spend two more hours out in the sun refereeing ultimate frisbee. In the meantime, I stuck strictly to air conditioning, by going to the grocery store.
I like to devote time each weekend to pre-week food preparation as part of my “flexibly organized” plan. This week, I roasted some tofu (which I prefer cold) and chopped up vegetables for easy salad assembly.
By the time Dan got back to my house for dinner, I was a little burnt out of the kitchen. I put my food prep into use by making a couple of salads. Paired with some frozen, non-fried spring rolls, it was just as delicious and simple as I sought.
Dan was even proud enough of his plate presentation to model it for me.
We enjoyed our dinner alfresco by laying out a blanket and sitting in the shade of a tree. After dinner, since Dan was clearly in the modeling mood, I couldn’t help but snap a few more shots.
A couple of hours later, we went down to Mass Street (Lawrence’s main street) to grab frozen yogurt from 3 Spoons.
There was a big art festival going on, which meant a lot of crowds. We didn’t have much time to slow down, lest we get trampled, so I didn’t take a picture of my frozen yogurt.
I went with some with a “York Peppermint Patty” and orange yogurt blend. Then, I topped it with fresh strawberries and non-fresh chocolate candies.
Suffice it to say, it was incredibly refreshing, if not the most healthy option.
That night, my neighbors were having a party, so we went by. It was (remarkably) even hotter inside than it was outside, so we didn’t stay long.
The rest of the night was pretty low key crazy, wild, college-ish.
But, really, we didn’t do much. And I didn’t mind.
Questions: If you are in college, what do you like to do on the weekends? If you are in the “real world” how have your weekends changed since college?