I went home to Buffalo this weekend! Since my overnight bus was 3.5 hours delayed (hey, you know what makes you want to bash your head into a wall until you pass out? Waiting for 4 hours at Port Authority, alone except for 3 buses worth of angry people, where no employees have any information to give you! But also, you haven’t lived until you’ve sat on the floor of Port Authority and drank from the growler of beer you were trying to bring home to your parents.) my dad killed some time by making the Ultimate Veggie Burgers he’d read about in the New York Times recently.
Re: the burgers, we made 7 patties instead of 6, which came out to about 315 calories each (so, probably similar to meat patties of the same size.) They look like raw meat because they have beets in them. They’re really high maintenance and have a long ingredient list (many of which need to be roasted first) but they have a great texture, they hold together on the grill which is rare for homemade veggie burgers, and they’re really hearty with a nice depth of flavor. We ate them twice, the second time we put fried eggs and avocado on them, which was amazing.
Also, my cat is really old and I accidentally brushed him until he got a bald spot on his shoulder (he just has so much fur, you guys), we went kayaking and paddleboarding by the canal (the last time I went paddleboarding it was much easier, this time I had to kneel the whole time so I didn’t fall into the river), and we went to the new Resurgence brewery/beer garden (I wish they’d had the Loganberry witbier or the Blood Orange Saison, but I did have the kolsch, the summer saison, strawberry IPA and sponge candy stout, all of which were nice.)
Also my mom and I went to the fabric store, she explained what fabric is good for pants/shorts making, and we used a bunch of coupons. Solid weekend! I flew back so I didn’t have to deal with the stupid bus again. NEVER AGAIN, GREYHOUND. NEVER AGAIN.
(like the bottoms of my heels, sort of toward midfoot but really focused in my heels.)
Is this plantar fasciitis? If so, how do I make it go away? I tried to just wear slightly cushier shoes yesterday (I mean, still converse, but my newest pair) but then I ran and now they’re achey again.
Also I hate when people spell heels “heals.” That is a different word. It drives me almost as crazy as when people type “sneak peak” instead of “sneak peek.” Sneak peak? Did a mountain sneak up on you or something?
Yesterday. Actual distance more like 14 miles. Coney Island -> Gowanus. (Then subway home. Attn stalkers: the end of this map is not where I live.)
I had a great plan to make an Instagram video of my walk, and I recorded a second at a time from a few different places I passed, but around mile 6 my Instagram refreshed and I lost everything :( Anyone know how to make Instagram not do that?
I’ve walked further than this, but this felt really hard for some reason. The last like 3 miles my calves and hips hurt, but I was fully committed to making it to the new Ample Hills ice cream in Gowanus. At the end I got a half oatmeal cookie/half chocolate stout & pretzels cup and ate it on their roof deck before heading home to collapse and sit.
After my victory at pub golf, I woke up in dire need of a breakfast burrito (and with a burned tongue from impatiently eating empanadas last night.) It was easier to go to the store and make my own than to find one that was up to my standards.