The new Vitamix container is here! The good news is it’s a BPA-free container (that wasn’t really a thing 9 years ago), but the bad news is that it feels totally cheaply made – especially the handle. My last one had a nice cushy handle, and this one just…doesn’t. I imagine it’s partly because they started selling in regular stores like Williams Sonoma, Target, and QVC – and mine version is still the hardcore commercial kitchen version. No frills.
I certainly put it to good use with smoothies and soups this week!
Also had a few other fun eats this week.
Just runs since my last post, no rides. The days I was hoping to ride was either too late or too wet (thanks, Hermine!).
Today’s was awesome though. Not only was the post-Hermine weather cool and gorgeous, but I also discovered Serial! I’m between audiobooks (and that’s my fav for running), and D’s been trying to get me to try podcasts for ages. I have a few that I’ll pop in now and then (WSJ, This American Life, TedHour, and RadioLab) – but it’s rare I listen to them.
I had heard over the past year about a podcast called Serial. So – I downloaded that and decided to listen to Episode 1 of Season 1. I figured it was about an hour and my planned run was about 45 minutes, so I wouldn’t run out by the time my run ended.
Holy. Cow. It’s unbelievable. The first episode is called “Alibi”. It centers around the murder of a 17 year old girl and her ex-boyfriend who was convicted of her murder. It’s already got me hooked (even though I know what’s happening with this case currently), and I can’t wait to lace up and listen again.
Oh, and I ran across this on my running app today. HELLO. I knew that. Been saying that for many, many years. Especially for a new runner, it’s a great distraction. Music is easy to tune out, and you find yourself focusing on how much your legs or lungs hurt. A good book draws you in, and you get lost in the story while you’re trucking along. I like my music now and again, but I vastly prefer audio books.
It’s been a pretty normal week for the most part. Family, school, and work.
D went out for a drink with one of our friends earlier in the week and brought him home for dinner! It was taco night, and we had a lot of fun standing around talking, eating, and just hanging out. Oh, and Ginny took residence in his shoes (she loves shoes!).
D and I actually went out Friday night! We grabbed dinner and went to see the latest Jason Bourne movie. Great fun!
Saturday was a solid day of studies. I made of goal of accomplishing 3 specific things by the end of the long weekend. I got them ALL done on Saturday, so the evening was spent watching Terminator Genisys and cooking!
Today was up super early, cleaning, walking the dog, studying, and going for a run before anyone else woke up. Then grocery shopping, more studying, a school team meeting, and a BBQ at home with all of the family and some of the kids’ friends too.
And now, I end with my typical random week pics and the intent of going to bed early 🙂
And the week’s a wrap! Later gators 🙂