Well somehow it is July already! In some ways I feel like it’s hard to believe we are halfway through 2021. But I also feel like it’s been summer for MONTHS already, so how can it only be the beginning of July? As usual, it’s time to start out the month with some coffee. Since there has been a heat wave I’ll be enjoying mine iced.
July Coffee in a Heat Wave
So if we were having coffee in this heat wave, what would I tell you? Let’s see…
I am really struggling with the heat this year
Do I just say this every year and then forget? Last year I even runfessed about summer running amnesia. But this is the first year in awhile that I’ve been running higher (for me) mileage while also trying to include workouts. I have no idea how I ran so much with the stroller last summer, but I guess it helped that all my runs were easy. At this point I’m just trying to survive the heat wave.
I took the day off from work last Friday
So I think I mentioned in a recent post that Grayson was sick 2 weeks ago. He was sent home from school and we were told that his runny nose has to be mostly dried up, and if he developed a persistent cough that he had to get a COVID test. Well over the weekend he started coughing, so on Monday I called the pediatrician. We had his 2.5 year well visit the next day, so they said to just bring him then and they would test him and get me the results by the next morning (when he was supposed to return to school.)
Well long story short, he ended up home all week while we waited for the results only to find out that the sample was lost. I got this as an automatic notification from the lab on Friday, and never even got a follow up call from the pediatrician, who I had called 4 times in 2 days. We took him somewhere else to get tested on Sunday and got the negative test back the next day. (He’s now had 4 tests since mid April when he started school).
Anyway, by the end of last week I was at the end of my rope with working from home with him so I took the day off. I didn’t realize how much I needed it! I even cleaned the house and started a book.
We went out to lunch for the first time this weekend
The first time since COVID, that is. We ate outside with my parents. It was weird, but fine. It’s so different eating out with Grayson now that he is 2.5 compared to when he had just turned 1. Easier in some ways, harder in others. But we did it!
Our neighbors gave us a free playhouse
Last week a neighbor asked in our community Facebook group if anyone wanted this playhouse since they are moving and don’t want to take it. I thought it would be great for Grayson to have. On Sunday we went over there, took the whole thing apart, cleaned it, and put it back together. (And by “we” I mean Rob.) He is loving it and has spent so much time on there already. The heat wave has made it interesting to be outside so much.
I’m still loving the new Aurora-BLs
I mentioned in my weekly run down post that I received a pair of the new Auroras last week. I’ve now done 3 runs in them and I am still loving them. They remind me of some of the early versions of the Pure Flows, which were my go-to shoes for years. They have quite a bit of cushioning, but they mostly feel light and bouncy. Honestly I feel nervous to get too committed to them in case they get taken away!
Well I chugged my iced coffee so that’s all I have for today. It seems like the heat wave is ending as were are now getting lots of rain. I guess I can’t complain as long as it cools off!
How are you doing with your running this summer?
What do you do on your days off?
Have you tried any new shoes lately?