What’s a PeopleBeat, you ask? This morning, I got up at 5am to run. It was already 80 degrees, and getting light, but I thought, “There won’t be very many people in the park…maybe I should wait a while.” I finally headed out at 5:45, through completely quiet streets. I ran up the hill and around the curve, until I saw the Loop Road, and stopped: had I missed the party invitation? Because there was definitely a party going on, made up of bikers, runners, and everyone who was smart enough to get out there and sweat before it became dangerously hot. For one minute, I counted every person to go by me: 64. That is the PeopleBeat of the Loop Road at 5:45am.
The run was not that fun—even though I basically rested the last two days, I still felt tired—hoping it’s just the mugginess. 6 miles at 9:03 pace.
Then, kiwis! I haven’t bought kiwis in years (ever?), basically because they’re one of the fruits I thought you had to peel, and I’m lazy like that. But then Kath at KERF said she ate the whole kiwi, skin and all. So I grabbed some this weekend (organic, to make eating the skin seem a bit more appealing) and tried it this morning. This is a little steel cut oatmeal I had in the fridge, cottage cheese, a chopped kiwi, a few mint leaves, and a drizzle of agave. Wonderful. Summery and a good mix of carbs+protein+fruit+sugar for after a run. The mint+kiwi was a good call.
Is there any other fruit that most people peel, but you don’t? I like eating things whole!