It’s hard to believe, but another month has come to an end and we are officially halfway through 2015! June hasn’t been as eventful for me as May. I’ve been occupied with things that are rather mundane but are pointing toward much loftier ends come July and beyond. Sandwiched between the month when I graduated law school and the month when I will take the bar exam (and also turn 24, which is just unbelievable because I can’t figure out for the life of me how time has flown so quickly), I’ve been in run-eat-repeat mode for most of the month. But I’ve managed to squeeze in some potentially exciting (and tasty!) stuff nonetheless.
In June, I ran three NYRR races and volunteered for bib duty at one, so I’m at the 6+1 mark along the way to my goal of completing 9 races + 1 volunteer day to obtain guaranteed entry for the New York City Marathon in 2016.
I also cooked up some delicious new gluten free recipes this month. A couple of twists on my oatmeal cakes should serve me well when cooler weather arrives again, especially the Chocolate Chip Brownie and Cookie Dough editions. And I might just decide to brave the oven this summer so I can indulge in a little Peaches n’ Cream! If I’m not feeling it, I can always turn to the trusty (low-impact) toaster for an egg n’ cheese waffle-‘wich.
And of course, I created lots of new ice cream sundaes and other frozen treats inspired by my favorite finds. Not that this is new or exciting, but hey, ice cream makes me a happy camper even in the midst of all this bar studying! It might not be the best running snack, but nothing beats ice cream at the end of a day of runger.
And now, it’s time for June to end and July to begin. I’m both excited and nervous for what lies ahead in July, but if I’ve learned anything thus far, it’s not to put too much stock in what “should” happen, because life is long and full of winding twists and turns. And the rest of the summer is the start of the rest of life.
What were you up to in June? Looking forward to any big life events in July?
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