Here comes the sun: week in review

I went outside for “a bit” yesterday and the bit ended up being ~20 minutes long. 20 minutes is about how long it takes me to sunburn. So I’m currently a literal redneck. It feels like the sun never sets in the middle of summer here – I don’t think I could live somewhere that is actually true. Sorry Alaska, I’ll only visit. Anyway, apart from the sun, here’s what happened last week:

Added some new & old forms of activity to my week.

Monday: Rest day.

Tuesday: Took Kara to a group dog walk/hike hosted by the local pet store. It was on a flat trail, but adding a dog very excited to be walking with other dogs really ups the difficulty. Also ~20 minutes of yoga.

Wednesday: Played 2 softball games. Some of my husband’s coworkers have a team and they were short a couple players so I filled in. Many people argue that softball/baseball don’t count as exercise; I was wearing an activity tracker so I know I covered ~2.5 miles during these games. Combo walking/jogging/sprinting = speedwork, right? Also if you haven’t swung a bat in a few years your obliques and mid back will be super sore the next day.

Thursday: 2 easy miles. See above: I was sore and it was hot.

Friday: 1.5 easy miles plus something I’ve never done before…a workout at a crossfit gym. A local crossfit place hosted a women’s workout event benefiting Girls on the Run. The workout they had us do was exhausting (80 situps whyyyy) but also fun, and as I don’t have a university gym membership during the summer I’m thinking about pretending to be a crossfitter for a couple months. Or maybe the sun is frying my brain?

Saturday: Active rest day. That’s a euphemism for yard work.

Sunday: ~4 mile hike. Somehow all my photos from this hike turned out blurry…really, I was hiking while taking this picture, not running.

Slogged through 7 scientific journal articles. I’m trying to read articles in topical groups to help me keep the topics straight. It works, but…I’m currently working through a bunch of articles on molecular microbiology, which is so not my area of expertise. Slog.

Wrote 3 blog posts. I don’t remember the last time I managed 3 in one week.

Went to the library booksale. (Different library than last time.) Between the 2 of us we came home with 16 books. I found the King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion, which I’m very excited about. I also managed to buy a book we already had, because of course.

Made THE BEST vegan cheese sauce. Recipe here. And the main ingredients are vegetables, so it’s totally reasonable to eat it by the spoonful….not that I did, but I did.

Learned that turnip greens regrow after you cut them. I cut some turnip greens and spinach to see if this would happen – no go for the spinach, but the turnip greens are back!


How long does it take you to sunburn?

Softball/baseball: counts as exercise, or nah?

Linking up with Meghan for week in review and HoHo Runs and MissSippiPiddlin for Weekly Wrap

13 Comment

  1. I’m with you, I sunburn really easily so I have to slather myself in sunblock. Softball counts as exercise so long as you’re not drinking beer while playing (that was my old league).

    Way to go on the exercise front. You managed about 100% more than me. Slap hands. High fives.

    Happy Monday. Thanks for linking up.
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    1. Hannah says: Reply

      I’ve played on some drinking beer while playing teams. I don’t understand how people do that. Clearly I was the boring person on those teams…

  2. Hmm, I rarely sunburn anymore. I had bad experiences when I was younger so I do what I can so that it doesn’t happen anymore.

    Yes, softball/baseball is exercise. I believe that anything that gets you moving is exercise.

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      I try to do that too – it just takes so little time for me to start burning!

  3. Softball games are definitely exercise and that sounds like so much fun! It’s been years since I played. And I’m quick to sunburn too. But once I get a base tan, I get brown. But that base tan… seriously hard to get!
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    1. Hannah says: Reply

      LOL brown. I’ve never been that color 🙂

  4. Oooh I need to try that vegan cheese sauce because that looks GOOD!
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    1. Hannah says: Reply

      It’s so good!

  5. Kim G says: Reply

    I think softball, especially playing 2 games, is awesome exercise! It’s also fun so it probably doesn’t feel like traditional exercise lol
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    1. Hannah says: Reply

      That’s true!

  6. As a vegan, dog-owner, sharer of trails with geese and goslings, and lover of trails in general, it’s nice to meet you! 🙂 Love this: “Active rest day. That’s a euphemism for yard work.”
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    1. Hannah says: Reply

      You too! (I’m not a vegan though – don’t want to give false impressions!)

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