Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The last few miles of the marathon

The countdown is on. The weeks, half weeks, are counted until finals week. Somehow, the work seems to pile up before everyone leaves for summer. It sometimes feels like the last miles of a marathon. You are exhausted already, but determined to make it to the glorious finish line. Then, collapse, recharge, and don’t want to run another marathon for a long, long time.

The weather changes between wonderful, warm days, still surprisingly mild after this long winter, and mild, gray, rainy days like today and the next few days. I started to run again, with the Couch to 5k program, now conveniently time-able via iphone apps, and the bike is in the shop for a tune-up. This will be a ‘in shape’ summer again, where free days are spent hiking up mountains instead of perusing antique stores and restaurants like last summer. You have to be in shape for that, since huffing and puffing up the mountains, sweating profusely,  is no fun. The elegant mountain gazelle looks more appealing…..

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Yesterday I walked home after work. While all I wanted was to collapse in front of the TV with hot cocoa and one of these donuts, I had to pack up again and venture out for a midweek grocery shopping haul since the fridge was blaringly empty. That typically does not propel me into going shopping until one item is running low: milk for the morning coffee. 

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There was time to bake on the weekend. Ashley’s baked donuts became edgy mini bundts with the beautiful heritage mini bundt cake pan.

Onwards to another mile….. 24!

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