Friday, December 24, 2010
Yesterday they let us out of work early so I spent the afternoon and evening with CCKELLY3 in Rochester.
We had loads of healthy fun. First we went to a nearby orchard outlet and bought a bushel of Crispin apples that we split
...and some potent catnip. Which I just tested on my housemates a few moments ago and it was definitely enjoyed.
Next we went to the Big Wegmans flagship store in Pittsford, NY and battled the holiday crowd for healthy and tasty prepared food.
Then a brief stop for an immoveable appointment for CCKELLY3 while I napped and read, and after that to Manhattan Square Park for some ice skating!
While waiting for the Zamboni to finish we snacked on some really nice sharp cheddar and a variety of heirloom apples:
- Golden Russet
- Northern Spy
- Lady Apple
CCKELLY3 quickly rediscovered her mad skating skillz, while I'm just getting my feet back under me after a long hiatus of my own.
We spent a little over an hour out there, dodging the teenagers pushing each other down, little kids with their parents, youngsters wobbling about, etc. It was fun. I don't think I've ever skated on such rough ice before, ever - it got really cut up soon after people went back on there. I'm feeling it today. LOL
Then we went to Dinosaur Barbeque and had a light dinner that we planned to dance off afterward.
Unfortunately the band was really popular and there was no room so we headed back to her apartment and we attempted some home workouts:
This one was particularly fun, because as a kayaker I could actually DO it:
Holy carp. After about an hour of that I was worn out. LOL
Then we played with her cats for a while and I drove home, arriving around 3am.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Went to Winona State Forest with some friends today. 18 inches of fluffy new snow, beautiful scenery.
Also tried ice skating again for the first time in about 20 years. My boots were so stiff from disuse and cold from sitting in the car that it took about 10 minutes to actually get them on! And I only skated for about 10 minutes. LOL
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Last weekend I went for the first XC ski of the year. Everyone else was a lot faster than me, but I made it. I need practice!
(I'm in a light blue jacket crouching down in the front.)
In case anyone is interested, my favorite hydration tablets are on sale at the moment. You can get 20% off with the promo code "stockingstuffer". I don't like the ones with stevia, but the others are good, and seem to help my endurance and power in spinning class.
(I found out about them from ZIRCADIA who uses them on her runs)
TrueLemon citrus packets are also having a promotion. I prefer the orange flavored ones, followed by the lime ones. They're nice to carry with me for flavoring water, sprinkling on salads, apples, etc.
"holidaylemon" (for free shipping and a free 32 count box of True Lemon)
"holidaylime" (for free shipping and a free 32 count box of True Lime)
"holidayorange" (for free shipping and a free 32 count box of True Orange)
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
It's that TOM (sorry, BB) and I've been jonesing for sweet things.
So today I went to the store and picked up some fruit. It didn't occur to me until later when a friend pointed it out, that I now have a bowl on my desk filled with TINY FRUIT:
(yep, the little one on the right)
(the little ones third from the left)
(everyone knows that tangerines are little oranges, so no need to show a picture here)
I thought it was pretty funny.
The good thing about these snacks is that they're all under 100 calories each. Which is fine, as long as I restrict myself to a REASONABLE NUMBER of them. Workin' on it, OK? LOL
Monday, December 06, 2010
I have never looked forward to solstice so much as I do this year. It's probably because I've spent so much time outside having fun in my boat.
Seriously, though. I have a drysuit.
I have gloves, and pogies, and fleece base layers, and a warm helmet liner, etc. The cold isn't fabulous but it isn't the end of the world, either.
Sometimes it's even kind of neat.
I can paddle in the cold.
Yes, those are icicles hanging from my helmet.
What I cannot do is paddle in the dark.
So, yeah. I just can't wait for solstice!
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