If you decide to stop following my blog because I open with lyrics from old LFO songs, I'll understand. If you're one of those people who LOVED Summer Girls and listened to it on repeat in the summer of 1999, then you can stay.
That was just a really long and awkward way to get onto the subject of peaches. I know Georgia is associated big time with peaches, but in the 4 months that I've lived here I haven't had one--until this weekend. See the above picture? That would be 5 pounds of peaches (well, 4 and a half maybe....I had to try a couple before the camera even came out). I have been eating these guys non stop and I couldn't be happier. Local produce just can't be beat, and in this 90+ degree heat they're so refreshing.
I'm mostly eating them on their own because they're so sweet, but it turns out that there is an even better way to enjoy them--with plain Greek yogurt. Holy deliciousness, this is such an awesome combo!
Today I wanted some redemption for my somewhat disappointing 5k race yesterday, so I hopped on the treadmill at midday for a run. I've really been trying to run outside more, but it was 95 degrees and the sun was out. NOT A CHANCE I was heading outside to run. So the old 'mill it was. I ran 6 miles in 55:10 (9:11 pace). There's a little chance I may be getting just a little faster, woo-hoo!
I'm at a bit of a standstill with running right now---I am planning on my first marathon in November, but I wont start training yet for that. So what's a girl to do? I may just try to focus on speed for a month or so until I have a new goal to work towards!
What is your favorite fruit to eat in the summer?
It may be peaches, so delicious! Although fresh strawberries really come in closely behind, I get so excited when they appear in the store each year.
Do you always have a fitness goal you're working towards (a race, weight loss, etc.), or do you sometime just exercise because you like it?
I usually have something I'm working towards, an upcoming race to train for. I think I will sign up for a 5k in a couple months since I think it will help keep me motivated.