Numbers Thirty and Thirty-one

I may get two posts in this month! Which if I think about it will be some kind of miracle — Seeing this has been an insanely busy month personally and with my martial arts school…

Number thirty on my way to sixty new things was a new road race. This particular 5k was for the Victoria Sousa Foundation; Victoria passed away from the H1N1 virus and her family holds the race to raise awareness for vaccinating against the flu and to raise funds for scholarships to some of the area schools. The race was held in one of my favorite spots on the planet, Colt State Park in Bristol. The morning was perfect the course amazing and I ran my best time so far this year.

Number thirty-one was my reward and sort of ode to summer, I went to one of my favorite ice cream places; Somerset Creamery, and tried a new flavor Cranberry Chunk or was it crunch? Anyway it was delicious, loaded with pieces of chocolate, cranberry and walnuts! I’m usually not too adventurous when it comes to ice cream I tend to stick with, pistachio, black raspberry or maple walnut, but I figured this might be the last cone of the season so why not live a little…

Sorry my getting passed the halfway mark wasn’t more spectacular like running a marathon or eating a tarantula but they were both sweet and delicious. Which made this beautiful autumn Sunday even more amazing!

Onto the next thing,

Ginnie

New Sundays

These past few Sundays have been about getting on my bicycle and finding a lunch treat…

I’m fortunate enough to live close enough to an outstanding bike path in one of the most beautiful coastal areas in the world! The East Bay Bike Path is a rails to trails path that runs 15 miles between the gorgeous town of Bristol RI, to Rhode Island’s capitol city Providence — Along the way, are incredible views and venues to enjoy.

For three of the past four weeks I’ve ventured out onto the path for a bike ride. I’ve enjoyed visiting downtown Bristol and had an ice cream lunch 1st at Grey’s ice-cream annex and yesterday at the Daily Scoop where I tried for the first time chocolate espresso crunch.  After that delightful adventure I stopped at the SchoolYard Farmer’s Market at Hope and Main!  Where I was able to pick up some local honey and onions.  Last week’s ride took me to East Providence and a delightful smoothie at Edible Arrangements in Warren.

There is something wonderful about a bike ride, being unplugged and outdoors at a pace where all the senses are evoked; the sounds of birds chirping, waves crashing on the rocks, seeing baby rabbits, chipmunks, squirrels, and osprey, smelling the fragrant flowers along the path, feeling the cool breeze on your skin and then the taste of the promised lunch treat. This is one New Thing that I’m going to try and keep up with as long as time and the weather permit.

Do yourself a favor get on your bike be a kid again and find an adventure!

G