Proof this is Alaska. . . . .snow on May 4th.
I think Alaska just wanted to show the rest of the US that she will be the last state to snow! Honestly, very little accumulated on the ground, but it did snow all day long!
Distance: 7 miles
Time: 59 minutes
Comments: It was a good run—nice to get out for something a little longer, but my hamstring still gave me problems. The pain is in my horizontal butt crack, which I don’t know if I’ve ever heard anyone else complain about. I still think it is from sitting all day at work. The only times it bothered me in Boston was when we rode in the car all day.
After running, my friend Lauren picked me up to go to the commissioning of the USS Anchorage – a naval ship used to transport soldiers and equipment. I really wasn’t exposed to the military growing up, but the military has a huge presence in Anchorage with an army and air force base in town.
After everyone spoke, they raised the American flag, and then the crew came out on the deck. It was pretty impressive—there were so many people! (Once again, this was only a very small portion of the ship.)
This was the first time wearing my new winter coat that you guys helped me pick out. This is The North Face Arctic Parka—fitting name for Alaska. All I have to say is this jacket is awesome! I stayed nice and warm and dry. I can’t believe the first time I wore it was on May 4th though!
Afterwards we were bused back to the Dena’ina Center for a reception complete with food, hot beverages, and music.
I have been busy in the kitchen the rest of the day today whipping up some homemade bread (this Sweet Potato Bread specifically), a new protein muffin recipe, and Peanut Butter Bars that are not healthy but very good—good thing I am sharing them!