Thinking Out Loud + Life Lately {June 11}

Life Lately {June 11} | This Runner's Recipes

Happy Thursday, everyone! Today I’m linking up with Running with Spoons for Thinking Out Loud Thursday! 

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1. Jurassic World comes out tomorrow. Needless to say, Ryan and I already purchased our tickets in advance. Last weekend we binged watched the trilogy to prepare. Jurassic Park is one of my favorite movies. Sometimes I feel weird because most women my age are super excited to movies like Pitch Perfect 2 and Entourage, and I’m just here like OMG DINOSAURS. 

2. Speaking of (kinda of) dinosaurs, Charlie has found all his toys from when we unpacked and is obsessed yet again with his dragon toy. It used to be a costume until he pulled a St. George and slayed it. I threw away some of his toys that we de-fluffed, shredded, and abused beyond recognition when we moved, but I didn’t have the heart to take the Nasty Dragon (we call it that for obvious reasons) away from him. He expresses his gratitude by pressing it against my bare legs when I sit down to stretch after a run or do Pilates. Dogs are gross.

Life Lately {June 11} | This Runner's Recipes

3. Over the weekend we experienced a “heat wave” here in Seattle. My formerly Midwestern self momentarily panicked when I first saw the heat advisory, because back home, heat waves meant temperatures in the 95-105 degree (Fahrenheit) zone. Here? 75-85 as the high for the day, with mornings still in the mid-50s. This, combined with the fact that the yearly snow fall here totals about 1 foot while one foot of snow in Valpo was practically running shorts weather, makes me pretty sure I can never move out east again (east being anywhere east of the Cascades where’s there’s not perfectly temperate weather year-round).

4. Saturday had such clear and bright weather that we could see Mt. Rainer, Mt. Baker, AND the Olympic Mountains from Bothell (which, for some quick geography, is a northern suburb on the Eastside of Seattle—just north of Bellevue and Redmond). It literally made my day. I love mountains. I didn’t take a photo, though, because on iPhone photos the mountains against a blue sky always just look like clouds, so you’ll just have to come out here and see them for yourself.

5.  We went to the Pike Place Public Market and I learned my lesson: bring a cooler full of ice in our car whenever we go into the city. I wanted to buy every single last trout, salmon, shrimp, crab, and lobster from the fishmongers. And the fresh flowers? So beautiful. Lavender season is starting around here (there’s about five lavender farms just on Ryan’s commute to work), which makes me so happy (it was our wedding flower).

Life Lately {June 11} | This Runner's Recipes

6. The only one who is more obsessed with being outside all day than me right now is Charlie. We’ve barely had any rain or cloud cover, and Charlie and I have started to spend our days basking in the sunlight on our porch. Ryan and I eat dinner out there almost every night, and on weekends we have every meal outside. The only downside are the puggle hissy fits that ensue when Charlie has to come back inside. 

Life Lately {June 11} | This Runner's Recipes

7. We had authentic German food this weekend in downtown Seattle. I know it’s not the healthiest or most photogenic food, but I swoon over German food and German beer. Maybe it’s because I’ve got so much German heritage and studied abroad in Germany, but I must say it’s my favorite ethnic food. We went to Aldstadt in Pioneer Square, which had a great German bierhalle vibe to it. I had sauerkraut, cabbage, bratwurst (made with veal and pork) with grainy mustard, and pommes frites with a frosty Oktoberfest beer. I could eat sauerkraut by the pound (and it’s super good for your gut health with all those probiotics!). 

Life Lately {June 11} | This Runner's Recipes

8. After months of loving everything pink for my running wardrobe, I’m obsessed with neutrals again. My mom shipped me some GapFit tops as a present and I repeatedly wear this Gray Motion Long Sleeve Top. I want it to be cold enough in Portland to race in this shirt. Also, I am constantly excited that it is June and I am wearing long sleeve shirts because it’s consistently 45-55 degrees in the morning. I love Seattle. 

Life Lately {June 11} | This Runner's Recipes

9. I am never going to get tired of running on these trails. 

Life Lately {June 11} | This Runner's Recipes


Questions of the Day: 
What summer movie are you most excited to see?
What’s your favorite type of ethnic food?
What’s your favorite piece of running clothing or item of running gear right now?

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12 Responses

  1. I’m seriously drooling over your Seattle pictures and reading about the market, pretty views, weather, ah! I will admit that I’m definitely a Pitch Perfect 2 type of person, but I dig dinosaurs too 🙂 We’ll probably end up seeing it!

  2. I don’t blame you for being all OMG DINOSAURS! I randomly caught Jurassic Park on TV a few weeks back, and it was love all over again. That being said, I have no idea when I’ll see the new movie. I’m kind of horrible with going to the movies, and I can’t even remember the last one I saw in theatres!

    1. Yay another Jurassic Park lover! We rarely see movies in theaters because of Amazon and Netflix, unless it’s a big movie we want to see, because Amazon and Netflix made it so easy just to stay at home.

  3. This post made me laugh because of our previous Jurassic Park discussion. I will also be seeing the movie on Friday with my boyfriend.. because that’s what good girlfriends do? I really want to see Aloha, but I’ve heard it hasn’t gotten the best reviews : ( . Best type of ethnic food is Mexican, but I also really love Indian because they have a lot of great, flavorful vegetarian options. My go to pieces of running gear at tempo shorts and run swiftly tanks, both from Lulu lemon. In the fall I live in their Run Inspire crops!

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