I thought it had been two weeks since my last weekly review, but it’s definitely been three. Time may be getting away from me a bit recently. Anyway, let’s start with the “ups” of the title:
We went to Helena for a weekend getaway. We stayed at a dog-friendly B&B,
hiked Mount Helena,
and walked around the historic downtown.
My mom came to visit and we did all the hiking. See Instagram for pictures (with more still to be added).
In less exciting things, I read many research papers over the past few weeks. So many. Presumably I know many things now.
On the down side of things, I only ran twice per week. Well, that’s mostly not a down. Three weeks ago I decided to bike to school (~10 miles round trip) instead of going on a longish run. I bike at a leisurely pace, so they’re probably not actually interchangeable, but…I do what I want. Two weeks ago my mom was here and hiking took precedence.
Then last week…ugh. Thursday my hands started hurting and they’re still at it. This is a thing my hands do sometimes, where I didn’t do anything to cause the pain and there’s no inflammation or anything, they just…hurt. All over. Constantly. This technically doesn’t stop me from doing much since my hands still function normally, but I may have used it as an excuse to not do much for a couple days. Then I went for a run yesterday and my calves immediately started feeling like they were climbing a super steep mountain. This is another fun thing my body sometimes does when it’s tired of playing (relatively) nice.
And, to end on an up: I signed us up for a monthly winter CSA. It’s a bunch of storage vegetables and greens plus one “special” item each month. This month’s special item is a choice between a quart of locally-roasted coffee beans or 3-4 lbs of local apples. I keep flip-flopping between them, because I want both! Which would you choose??