I feel like I dragged myself through most of this week. By which I mean, I took a stack of research papers home on Monday and then stayed home and read as much as possible rather than dragging myself to my office to do the same thing.
I got a haircut.
I only took one picture this week. It’s kvass, which is essentially fermented beet drink. It probably tastes as weird as it sounds, but I have a ton of beets, so why not? It looks pretty, if nothing else.
I prepared for winter by making lotion. See…most of the time I am an uncivilized human who doesn’t use lotion, but in Montana winters it’s absolutely necessary to keep the skin on my hands intact. Since most store bought lotion is useless for this purpose and the good stuff is absurdly expensive, I make my own. At its most basic, you need less than 15 minutes and only 4 ingredients (a cosmetic butter, emulsifying wax, glycerin, and a preservative) to make lotion. I made this cupuacu cardamom lotion yesterday (but with rosemary essential oil instead of lavender, because I’m allergic), and I also like this shealoe lotion. And apparently this post has turned into a pitch for making your own lotion. Moving on.
I actually ran a race this week! Over the past year or so I’ve somehow contracted the unfortunate habit of getting sick right before races that I registered for. So, since I was feeling “bleh” most of the week and only had 2 very short easy runs, I didn’t sign up for a Saturday 8K until Friday evening. And then I did not get sick, so there’s something to be said for last-minute decisions.
I met Elizabeth before the race. It turned out neither of us wanted to race all out, so we decided to run together and shoot for about 10 minute miles. We were right around that pace for most of the race…except the mile-ish where one of my feet kept falling asleep. Most of the race was on trails, which are usually kind to my feet, so I think it was just a random annoyance.
Finally, since I asked for advice in last week’s post, I made a decision in the coffee vs. apples dilemma and chose the apples. Most people actually voted for the coffee, and while I’m not a contrarian…well, at least not always…I realized I could buy the same coffee in the grocery store but not the same apples. We’ve already eaten about half the apples, so I’d say it was a good decision.
What’s your favorite type of lotion?
Have any remedies for sleepy feet?