On Tuesday I ran with my OTHER run buddy Val(erie) while the Puff was at church. Val and I go to church together and she was on one of my Ragnar teams, but hasn't run in a long time. We had a great gab fest and a great run. I think she's back in the game!
Reducing our landfill waste doesn't mean doing without. On Tuesday we stopped by Jamba Juice for the Puff's favorite Strawberries Wild and they didn't bat an eyelash when I asked for the smoothie to be put in my commuter mug instead of a plastic cup. We used our glass straw too.
Saturday, I asked Val (run buddy #1) to meet super early so I wouldn't be caught out running in the blazing morning sun
Presidential podcasts) meant that I earned my french toast! And with my head full of endorphins and clarity I remembered to bring my tiffin to the restaurant to pack my leftovers. #zerowaste
After breakfast the Puff and I had a date to fulfill our volunteer goal for the month. We headed down to the beach for the 30 Minute Beach Clean Up and picked up trash for about an hour. Easy peasy, February is done! The Clean Up organizers provide volunteers with disposable gloves and plastic bags but we brought our own reusables. (Don't you love my hat?)
All this plastic crap ends up in the stomachs of birds and fish. And then in our own bodies when we eat those fish. The Gyres are forreal, yo.
After the beach we treated ourselves to an ice cream cone. And car wash.
Later Saturday, after a long nap and lots of TV, Sara invited us over for family dinner at her house. We picked up some pies at Marie Callendar's to contribute to the potluck. I brought my own sheet tray in to the restaurant to load the pies onto so that I could refuse the boxes and bags that they're typically packaged in. #zerowaste. And dinner was DELICIOUS.
After church on Sunday we stopped at the farmer's market for the week's haul.
I picked out the basket of strawberries and the vendor empties them into my bag and reuses (hopefully) the baskets.
All in all, it's been a solid week! It's been quite a while since I've felt like I was in a good place with my running or my zero waste efforts. I will stop short of saying it's getting easy, because I don't want to jinx myself. But, it is getting less difficult!
HOW WAS YOUR WEEK / WEEKEND?!?