Saturday, October 6, 2018


So, we have a new box.  There's a local CSA that decided to try and expand to schools.  So, they have partnered with several schools around town.  Families sign up.  The boxes are delivered once/ week and they are $25.  The school gets a $3 donation.  You can "add on" other things like extra fruits and veggies, bread, etc., and the school gets a cut of that too.

It's great!  If you remember, I get a box from the farmer's market on Saturdays (we switched to this when our CSA stopped being a CSA).  But I find that we run out of fruit and veg by Thursday.  Conveniently, box delivery is Wednesday. 

This is awesome!  And...this sucks.  The first few weeks I was plagued with sick family members and traveling husband.  Oh. My. God.  So much washing and chopping and cooking.  I'm trying to get into a good rhythm that isn't "just spend every waking moment not at work or helping kids with homework washing and prepping vegetables."

As an example, this is what we got this week:

Saturday box:
Apples - 1 lb
Oranges - 2 lb
Broccoli - 1 large bunch
Cherry tomatoes - 1 basket
Carrots - 1 bunch
Lettuce - 1 head
Radishes - 1 bunch
Baby mixed greens - 1 bag
Kale - one bunch
Plums - 1 lb (about 5)
Peppers, baby - 1 basket

Wednesday box:
Strawberries - 1 basket
Cantaloupe - 1
Celery - 1 bunch
Carrots - 1 bunch
Zucchini - 1.5 lb
Apples - 2
Cherry tomatoes - 1 basket
Broccolini - 1 bunch
Avocado - 1

It's Saturday again.
The hardest thing is the fruit.  My kids eat free lunch at school - we got 30-40 servings of fruit between the two boxes.  Not counting the bananas I buy.  It's WORK.  I'm eating 4 pieces a day and shoving it at everyone.

My lunch today was zucchini cashew soup and a gluten free bagel with 1/2 avocado and roasted cherry tomatoes with garlic.  Dinner is going to be a massive chicken stew (carrots, celery, onion, and probably potatoes from today's box, if it comes in time!)

On to the running.  I've run 2 half marathons this year. The next one is in two weeks.  It's my therapy with the fucking political climate right now.  It's healthier than wine, which I love but messes with my sleep.  My May 1/2 was a 2:28 something finish. My September half was 3:23 (this one is all uphill with a 4000 ft elevation gain, so it's not the same!)

My goal for this one?  Have fun, beat 2:28.  I'm going to try and line up with the 2:15 pacer, but that's a bit of a stretch goal.  My very first 1/2 ever was November 2009, and I finished in 2:17 something.  My all time PR was 2010 with 2:11:04.  Maybe I'll hit that someday?  I did break a 10:00 mile recently on a 10k, so yay me!