So today I started a new hobby: running. It's pretty tough!
My boyfriend went with me to encourage me along, and without him I probably wouldn't have made it the distance I did! Since he still has to go to work in the summer, we went at the ripe hour of 6am. The trail is really pretty in the morning!
My goal was to go a mile. Not super far, but since I've never truly "run" before, I wanted to start small.
We ended up going 3 1/2 miles!! My legs hurt like crazy when we were done, but the rush of endorphins was great! We took a celebratory "we made it" photo at the end.
It was a lot lighter out by the time we finished the run. The trail is such a beautiful place. It was much nicer than the in-town running we did yesterday!
Once back at my house we went our separate ways: him to work and me inside to catch up on water and coffee. My mom and I were going shopping for my graduation party in Janesville!
We hit the road at about 9am. The trip there was very scenic as well. We listened to a band called They Might be Giants for most of the ride. It kept us entertained!
We visited three stores to look for party supplies. We bought sprinkles and cupcake holders, color coordinated plates, napkins, silverware, and table cloths (in cyan, magenta, yellow/orange, and lime green), along with 8 rolls of streamers! I'm going to have a blast putting those up in a couple weeks!
For lunch we went to Olive Garden. Since it was a Monday we got seated right away. We both ordered endless salad, my mother with soup and I with flatbread. Here's exactly what I got:
It was nice besides the fact that I don't like artichoke hearts, green olives, purple olives, or capers (my mother calls them salt balls). I ordered it because it had pesto, which I'm addicted to! Sometime I'll try making my own flatbread so I don't have to pick off so many things!
We made one last stop at a super Wal-Mart to buy serving trays, baskets, buckets, and bowls before heading for home.
It was a productive and colorful first day of summer! :)
Hi my name is Emilee and I am a kinesiology undergraduate student. These are my adventures as a young adult living in Milwaukee. Here I will share my experiences as I navigate through college. Thanks for stopping by!