I can’t believe we are half way through July! Maybe it’s because Arthur decided to stop by our Fourth of July that it doesn’t seem possible that it’s already July 17th; yet, we have had a lot of fun this month!
We have been enjoying plenty of beach time, company, friends and family. The boys have been enjoying baseball camp, swimming lessons and their track class. Our summer schedule seems to be working well for everyone :)
50 Miles in July
I was hopeful to hit this goal after missing it by so many miles in June. Thankfully, I am back on track (literally ;)) and have logged 31.5 miles this month. I am meeting our ever growing group at the track tonight and hope to get in 6-7 miles.
We have been walking the first lap for a warm-up and then running three laps and walking one while the kids are in class (90 minutes). It’s a great way to keep it interesting. We chat and catch up along the way.
Next week, we will bump it up to 4 laps and walking one. Keeping the lap count smaller keeps it more interesting and less daunting :)
Our CSA is in full swing. It’s still mostly greens, along with summer squash, spring onions (one of our faves) and this week, baby red potatoes.
One of our favorite ways to use the greens is to grill them. I put a little olive oil and often Trader Joe’s Everyday seasoning on the greens before grilling. Our youngest loves it! The first time, I put a little on each of their plates and our youngest asked for more spinach (it was kale) and has devoured both the kale and Swiss chard :)
Here is our grilled salad from last week…
We have also grilled kale and zucchini (from the CSA) as sides to chicken on the grill. You really can’t go wrong :)