Friday, July 18, 2014

Fun for Friday - High Fiving the Polar Vortex

Happy Friday!

My friend Angela at Happy Fit Mama does a High 5 Friday post each week. I thought I'd do a version of that for my Fun for Friday post.

Here are the 5 things I'm High Fiving this week:

1. More Sunrises 

 

I am so glad I chose to head straight down towards the river Thursday Morning. The sun was still low in the sky, but you can see it peeking through the Clinton Bridge and casting a pink and purple glow. How can you not stop and take a picture of something like that?

2. Polar Vortex

Seriously, a Polar Vortex in July? First off, I had never heard of such a thing until this winter. But it's most definitely in full effect here right now. We are breaking records right and left this year with our unusually cooler weather with lowest lows and lowest highs.

Normally we would be in the upper 90s with heat indices in the 100s (like last week). Yesterday we barely hit 71 degrees, today it's forecast for 73. Um, that's the high not the low. That's just insane.

Now, Runner Heather is loving these cool temps (and getting spoiled). But Real Heather is a bit sad that the pool is now too cold to enjoy.

3.  Dining Outdoors (thanks to Polar Vortex)


Seriously, this time of year it's rare to be able to sit outside for dinner comfortably. But we took full advantage of the Polar Vortex and dined outside. I had grilled up tomatoes from our garden with bell peppers then made them into a grilled marinara type of sauce. I served that over grilled tempeh (which I had simmered in a garlic and tomato sauce) and grilled eggplants (from the garden). There is something so relaxing about dinning outdoors.

4. 10 Mile Midweek Run



Amy and I got in a 10-mile run Wednesday morning. The temps were hovering around 65 degrees with lower humidity. It was great not having a soupy long run for a change. I do wonder if she's trying to kill me some days though, we ended up with an 8:09 average. She "blames" it on the cooler weather.

5. Patio Reading



I took full advantage of the cooler weather by sitting out on the patio reading after work. Have I mentioned that we're having insanely unseasonable weather?

What have you been enjoying this week?