Everything I’ve Been Doing Besides Running

Everything I've Been Doing Besides Running // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

Exciting news: I signed up for marathon no. 3! I’ll be back on my college stomping grounds to run the Columbus Marathon this October, and I can’t wait. My close friend also registered for the race, which makes it doubly exciting. Soon my weekends will revolve around high mileage training runs again, but for now I can be a bit lazy. For example, the past two weekends have been run-free, due to visits to and from family. Here’s the short list of all the cool things I’ve been doing besides running… like tasting a rainbow of macarons for my sister’s wedding. (That raspberry hibiscus, though.)

1. Hanging out with my parents

Everything I've Been Doing Besides Running // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

My mom and dad visited me a couple of weeks ago, and we toasted in true Milwaukee style with garnish-loaded Bloody Marys at brunch. We also ate Kopp’s Frozen Custard and did a craft brewery tour, so we really covered the bases.

2. Going to baseball games

Everything I've Been Doing Besides Running // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

And drinking frozen tequila slush. The Brewers lost to the Phillies at the game, but they still managed to get two home runs (hooray!), and my favorite sausage won the race at the bottom of the sixth. Go, Chorizo!

3. Taking pictures of my cat

Everything I've Been Doing Besides Running // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

I bought this vintage daisy cross-stitch at a friend’s moving sale, and Bowie struck the ultimate hipster cat pose in front of it. Too purr-fect, no?

4. Making more doughnuts

Everything I've Been Doing Besides Running // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

Before driving to Ohio for my sister’s bachelorette party this past weekend, I baked a dozen Nutella doughnuts to bring along with me. The recipe from Cooking Classy was mighty tasty—especially that creamy glaze.

5. Getting nostalgic in Columbus

Everything I've Been Doing Besides Running // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

I snapped this pic in the Short North while headed to my favorite huevos rancheros spot, Tasi Cafe. It’s crazy how much this arts district has grown since I moved away. If you’re ever in Columbus, check it out.

6. Hosting bachelorette parties in the woods

Everything I've Been Doing Besides Running // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

Well, just one. We rented a small cabin in Hocking Hills and spent the night playing games and making s’mores over the fireplace. (It stormed all night.) There was little drinking, but we did assemble one mean hot dog bar.

Everything I've Been Doing Besides Running // Run. Crave. Conquer. blog

YOUR TURN: What’s your next goal race? What weekend adventures have you had lately?

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About LWynalek

Writer. Runner. Cat lover.

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