Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Strawberries Galore

I love this time of year, it's just the beginning of summer with so many promises....and the best part is that it's Strawberry Season here in WI. I absolutely love this fruit and went out picking tonight and did 2 flats, which ended up being 14 quarts once I got everything de-stemmed and cleaned up. I think that should cover me for the year since my man doesn't eat them, so they are all mine!

Best part about it is the local farm I go to has them for $1.25 a pound if you pick. I enjoy picking them myself because of all the ones you get to eat for free. I remember as a kid getting one of the little quarts to fill up and mine would only ever get to be about half full. I literally put in 1 out of every 4 I picked into the quart and the rest went in my belly.

This week started off our summer challenge at work and we have to log our "active" minutes each day. It doesn't matter exactly what you do as you can even log gardening, weeding, cleaning, etc. so it's kinda fun since I normally track by distance and I get to include other activities outside of swimming, biking and running. Thank you to yours truly for inspiring this idea at our work as the goal of this challenge is to complete a 5K at the end of this. I really wish I could be part of the wellness team but for now I will take just giving them great ideas to inspire others.

Looking forward to running in my 4th Bellin 10K run this weekend and really hoping to get a PR under 1 hour despite the heat they are predicting. This weather really is throwing me off as it's only June and it feels like the end of July around here. Really glad I don't have many races on the schedule this year with the wedding coming up, so I just need to keep my training up and work around the heat as much as possible.

Good luck to all of you running the Madison - Chicago Ragnar this weekend and try not to melt!! I am hopeful that some day I can complete this one.


  1. I also love picking strawberries! Good luck at the Bellin!



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