Yes, we each ate three doughnuts. Don’t judge us.

It was another strawberry kind of day around here, so for dinner we had Strawberry Basil Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Roasted Asparagus and Cherry Tomatoes with Mint.

Then we had lots of doughnuts. Too many doughnuts. Naw, who am I kidding?! There’s no such thing as too many doughnuts! And these Baked Strawberry Doughnuts were totally worth it.


Trail running is HARD!

After really enjoying the 10K trail run we did in Allerton, Mom and I were looking forward to the Buffalo Trace Trail Run at Lake of the Woods in Mahomet. We signed up for it, thinking it was a 5K, but it turns out it was actually a 5-MILE run! Oops!

We finished, but it wasn’t pretty. I managed to run the first 3 miles, but then I pretty much staggered the last 2 miles. Mom was doing really well and eventually I convinced her to leave me and save herself, but even she sort of pooped out on the last half mile or so. Her time was around 1 hour and 5 minutes and mine was about 1 hour and 6 minutes, so our mile pace was slower than it has been for our 5Ks but better than the first 10K we did.

I definitely prefer running on plain, old pavement or at least a very packed-down trail (like the ones in Allerton) – running through grass and uneven ground was just enough extra exertion to make it difficult! Mom didn’t place in her age category this time which was a bummer since the trophies were cute buffalo trophies, but according to her “These old ladies are fast!” We don’t think we’ll do this one again, but once we shave a few more minutes off our pace, we may try again and see if Mom can get her buffalo trophy after all.

I can’t get a good picture of it, but…

…I swear my hair is pink now!

I’ve always wanted super pink hair, but just haven’t even gone for it despite having had blonde, black, red, and even blue (well, highlights, but still!) hair. I thought a good way to ease into it would be to have this pretty rosy color and work my way up to hot pink. 😉