5 Thing Friday

2 Aug

1.  Since Christina and I will have flipped our second house on Tuesday, we decided it was time to upgrade to a better house.  We’ll be slumming it here until further notice:

CarnegieLibrary

I wish.  Except I’m almost sure this building is haunted.  Liberty and I made it a point to pass by this place, The Carnegie Library of Homestead, yesterday during our walk.  It got me thinking that I might want to rejoin the athletic club.  They offer no-contract memberships, where you can pay month to month for $35 a month.  This includes access to the pool and all group classes (which are mostly geared towards Silver Sneakers).  Still, its quite a deal and they do have some really nice equipment.

2.  I’m like practically a farmer now.

jalapenoharvest

Last night, when we got home from working on the rental house I noticed that my jalapenos were starting to get these dark patches on them.  I assume that means they are ready to be picked, considering they are approximately 3 inches long.  I’ve still got around 4 peppers not quite ready to pick, so if I messed up it won’t be a total loss.

3.  This morning was my first attempt at a kale smoothie.

kalesmoothie1

It was delicious, but I won’t be sharing the recipe until I like it better.  The kale was not quite processed enough and to be honest, I’m not a huge fan of the yogurt/almond milk base that I used.

4.  The Great Race offers a free running clinic for racers, which I of course signed up for.  I am excited to head down there tomorrow and find out what kind of running shoes I should buy.  I know my current shoes are the reason for my horrible shin splints and I’ve put off getting new ones until I can talk to someone about my pronation.

5.  All week long, I’ve been taking one of the dogs with me on my runs/walks.  It has made all the difference in the world.  It’s so much better than running with another person – different paces can present problems and I prefer solitude.  My little buddies go at my pace and stop when I want to stop and take breaks when I want to take breaks.  Their enthusiasm and excitement never wavers.  And honestly, I’ve taken far less walking breaks this week because I can see how much they love to keep going.  On top of all these reasons, its good for them.  They are cooped up inside most of the time, aside from running at the dog park every other week or playing with each other in the backyard.  It’s been a great change for everyone!

Judywalking

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2 Responses to “5 Thing Friday”

  1. Lindsay August 2, 2013 at 1:53 pm #

    Don’t be scurred of the Homestead library. I occasionally play vb there in their gym, and it’s not bad at all. The gym area itself does smell a bit like B.O. and it lacks ideal ventilation, but it’s a decent place. And I’ve seen the zumba classes going on; they look like fun and there are always people at them. Check it out!

    • SOLEfortheSoul August 2, 2013 at 2:51 pm #

      Lindsay, I had joined there last year for a month to test it out. It DOES smell like B.O. but I can’t hold that against a gym. I probably smell like B.O. when I’m in there, too! I found that the weight room and the room with the exercise machines were both decent – the equipment was in good shape and it was never too crowded. The pool was closed for remodeling then, so I’d love to check out the new one. Have you been seen the remodel yet??

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