I LOVE THE HEAT! It finally feels like summer. I can’t believe that two weeks ago, I had to turn my heat on at night and now the air conditioner has ran for 3 days straight. Gotta love Minnesota weather. We went from winter to summer this year!
Ryan’s group ride was cancelled due to the heat (104F) yesterday- Let’s go on record and say that has never happened before! Crazy. Lucky us, we got a rare Tuesday night as a family. We decided to put our health club money to use and hit the pool with the kids. I did a quick 3 mile run on the treadmill first and then just enjoyed swimming with the boys. Ryan did a few laps in the pool and then joined us for the fun.
Ryan and I are not swimmers. We can run and we can bike, but swim, not so much. Sure we can actually swim. What I mean is, we can not swim any great distance or with efficiency. We have, however, been contemplating doing the Nautica South Beach Triathlon (http://www.nauticasobetri.com/) the past few years with one of Ryan’s brothers, who lives in NY. I think we have finally committed to doing it next April. This is HUGE! This even scarier to me after realizing I would need to do about 64 pool lengths to equal 1 mile (the distance of the swim in the olympic distance). I am not sure I could even do 4 consecutive laps at this point. I will have A LOT of work to do over the winter if we move forward with this plan. YIKES! ***I wonder if they allow water wings on the course 🙂 I digress.
Nothing tops a great evening by the pool better than a nice glass of chilled Pinot Grigio and a lovely dinner. At this time of year, I love making my whole meal on the grill. There is no way I was turning the oven on when it was that hot outside! Last night we made this meal in 10 minutes!
Tuna steaks- drizzled with EVOO, sea salt and pepper. (Grill 3 minutes each side for medium rare.)
I made an aluminum foil pack filled with tomatoes, kalamata olives, onion, EVOO, and balsamic vinegar. (Grill 6 minutes)
I threw on some zucchini drizzled with EVOO, sea salt and pepper (Grill 3 minutes each side and top with feta cheese when plated.)
Then I made my grandma’s creamy cucumber salad, yum! One large cucumber sliced and 1/2 white onion diced, mixed with the following: 1/4 cup mayo, 1 T balsamic vinegar, dash of salt and pepper, 1 tsp of sugar, and splash of milk.