After working for a while this AM, Matt and I set out on a run. Another attempt to find a nice running path along the Rivanna Trail. So far our only encounter with the trail was an overgrown, rocky, narrow path. A candidate for hiking, but definitely not running. A reader told us that the trail around Fontaine Ave was flat and runner friendly, so headed that way.
The Fontaine area was neither flat nor runner friendly! It was wider and not overgrown, but very, very rocky and steep. It was a struggle to "run" (read, hobble) to the top and we got pretty lost! I think we took a few wrong turns because there were so many unmarked paths. All the rocks and hills were like an obstacle course (and we did stumble upon the UVA high ropes course in the woods!)
We ended up somewhere on the UVA grounds and made our way back home, covering about 5 miles total.
Matt pretty much summed it up with: "That felt like a strength run to me!"
When we got back, Matt had me come tour his sprouting garden.
Swiss chard buds!!
Sugar snap peas
What he thinks is squash
A plant that SEEMS to be like asparagus (that he did not plant!)
Look at the bottom tips:
Emptiness in the collard greens area
MAYBE kale (does anyone know what baby kale looks like?! Is this a weed?)
Something random – we’re hoping it’s a vegetable of some sorts from the previous garden:
MAYBE butterhead lettuce (or a weed :mrgree: )
Have a mentioned that the owners of our house are landscape architects? They have the most beautiful flowers planted in hidden places
Even a fig tree, but unfortunately it probably won’t produce for a few years
I was extra hungry for lunch on our run! Funny because one of you commented this morning that it seemed like my pancake serving was HUGE. I will add that serving sizes and plate/bowl sizes are really hard to gauge in photographs. Once I clarified that my breakfast was served on a salad plate, it made more sense 🙂
I made a salad with the last of our lettuce, a yellow tomato, green and purple bell pepper and the last of the Caromont Smoked Goat Cheese – plus a few walnuts. Drizzled in olive oil, honey and salt.
And a yogurt bowl – Oikos with a small peach and some Galaxy Granola from my new sample pack.
Headed out now to tend to my friend Jess who just had surgery and needs peanut butter to help speed healing! It works!!