Spring + Summer = Sprummer
While it technically is only spring, there are signs of summer popping up all over Anchorage lately.
Recent signs of sprummer in Alaska:
1. People everywhere: walking their dog, running, biking, kids playing in the street, etc. Everyone is finally venturing out of their
igloo house for some vitamin D since it has been 6 months since their last dosage!
2. RVs and campers come out of storage.
3. The tour buses start driving their routes and getting ready for the start of tourist season.
4. The ice cream truck. At 2:00 p.m. on the dot, the ice cream truck rolls through our neighborhood selling frozen treats, while playing the song “Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid. It is actually quite annoying after hearing it every. single. day. in the summer day since I’m off from teaching.
In running news. . . .
I am going to be scaling back my mileage for the week as a rest/recovery week and then amp up my mileage again next week.
I have been increasing my mileage over the past 3 weeks, so it is now time to cut-back to give my legs a little break.
Last week I ran 46 miles, and I am going to scale back about 10 miles this week and shoot for about 37 miles.
This morning I ran 6 miles at a comfortable pace of about 8:30 minutes/mile. I didn’t feel the best (not really sure why), so this might be a sign my legs need a little break.
Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas
These were awesome! So flavorful and very delicious!
sweet potatoes + black beans + green chilies in a homemade green chili sauce
The original recipe can be found here.
What are signs of spring/summer where you live?