I woke up wanting to go for a run this morning. I didn’t want to stress about time or distance, but instead just get in a good sweat and enjoy the views of the trails along the way.
On my way out, Scott decided to tag along so I brought Roadie and made it a family outing. I’m so glad they were with me this time!
Smack dab in the middle of the trail loop, we saw a deer. It’s not unusual to spot deer around our neighborhood, but getting close enough to take a picture of one is. I couldn’t believe how calm this little guy was!
Of course, Roadie eventually freaked and scared him off, but for the few moments that we were completely okay with each other, it was a really neat experience.
We kept running, but I couldn’t help but to stop and snap photos of the nature that surrounded us through the rest of our trail loop.
I’m not used to seeing a sea of green and flowers everywhere.
As much as I was complaining about the weather yesterday (it was in the mid-fifties… and I don’t want to talk about it), a fabulous Michigan summer day showed up today and I was pumped to be able to take it all in!
Even though I can’t enjoy them for half of the year (thanks a lot, Polar Vortex) I’m so grateful that we live in a good neighborhood close to numerous running loops and trails.
Before our run, I ate half a slice of chocolate peanut butter banana bread to have something in my belly, but was definitely hungry upon our return. We didn’t do an incredibly long distance (3.5 miles) but I was feeling great and ready for a recovery breakfast, nonetheless.
I have been long overdue for making egg whites with my favorite additions: spinach, tomatoes and feta!
I just love that combo.
Well, I better get going. I have a recipe project to get to and a house to put together before my dad arrives in just a couple of hours.
I’m so excited he will be visiting for the day! He’s leaving for another city tomorrow, but I’m hoping to see him again on Sunday at my grandmother’s cottage.
If the recipe goes well, I hope to check in and share before we all head out to Grand Rapids for an event tonight. Happy Thursday!
Questions of the Day
• Do you live close enough to take long walks, runs, or bike rides on trails?
• What are your favorite ingredients to throw into eggs?