Friday, March 02, 2012
This one has been floating around . . . saw it on my buddies' NATPLUMMER & PUDLECRAZY's blogs.
A. Age: 50
B. Bed size: Queen (really small when you add 3 animals!)
C. Chore that you hate: um, everything? But cleaning toilets is right up there
D. Dogs: Chester & Lola
E. Essential start to your day: water with lemon
F. Favorite color: teal, purple, fuschia - guess I like vivid colors!
G. Gold or Silver: Both, thank you
H. Height: 5'1"
I. Instruments you play: flute. Well I used to, anyway
J. Job title: N/A - animal trainer?
K. Kids: fur kids only
L. Live: Albany, NY (not by choice!)
M. Mother's name: Anita
N. Nicknames: none
O. Overnight hospital stays: 3 surgeries, all before I was a teenager!
P. Pet peeve: my husband fiddling with anything that he finds
Q. Quote from a movie: we get married to have a witness to our lives - Shall We Dance?
R. Right- or left-handed: Right
S. Siblings: 1 of each (I'm the baby & there was another older brother who died before I was born)
T. Tattoos & Piercings: pierced ears
U. Underwear: Yes
V. Vegetable(s) you hate: not sure there is one, but there are some, like green beans, I can take or leave
W. What makes you run late: traffic & my parents
X. X-Rays you've had: several
Y. Yummy food that you make: for someone who's almost a vegetarian, I make a killer prime rib
Z. Zoo animal: I have mixed feelings about zoos & so many animals that fascinate me, but if I had to pick one it would be tigers
Speaking of tigers . . . well, the domestic ones . . . had a very odd dream last night. I very rarely remember my dreams. Anyway, we were on a cruise, came back to our cabin, and the boys (our cats) were out on this tiny balcony. No idea how they managed to stay on there (or how in the world we'd get them on a cruise ship in the first place!). We let them in & then were trying to figure out where we'd get a litterbox when I woke up.
And not to long ago I was dreaming about watching 2 people fight when I kicked poor simba & then woke up! Been a while since I acted out my dreams. I once threw myself off the bed (and DH slept thru it) because in my dream I jumped out of a boat!
Thursday, March 01, 2012
Yup, you really can squeeze in exercise in small increments. Got my walk in with the dogs, ate some lunch, washed the sheets . . . and then ran out of steam. I decided that I'd do 10 minutes of upper body ST. Luckily, I have a lot of exercise DVDs that are broken down into 10 minute segments.
First I did a sparkpeople DVD. Since I'm still resting the hamstring, I knew that a lot of that segment could be done sitting down! When I came back to put the sheets in the dryer, I did a 10 minute arms segment from Rapid Results Pilates. I wasn't sure I'd go for a third, but when I came back down to put the duvet cover in the dryer I tried out the arms segment from my new Kathy Kaehler DVD.
Just goes to show you really don't need a large block of time to get in your exercise - works particularly well when you're tired & not feeling it. I just didn't want to change into workout clothes, so I didn't. And I didn't get too sweaty in just 10 minutes.
It's a winter wonderland out there, which would be fine if I didn't have to go out this afternoon, the snowplow hadn't just plowed in the end of the driveway & it's still coming down steadily. Can't really complain as this is the first really big storm of the winter!
Just bought Easy Vegan Meals from Sparkpeople on my kindle - looks good! No, I haven't yet bought the SP Cookbook - I was a bit po'd that you don't get the extra points if you buy the kindle edition, frankly! A few of the recipes in this cookbook are from the SP Cookbook, but not too many. For $2.99, it looks worthwhile!
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
I ran 3 days in a row. For most runners that's nothing, but I usually only run 3 x week & I don't think I've ever run more than 2 days in a row before. But yesterday was "warm" & most importantly sunny & we don't get a lot of sunny days so they're hard to pass up. So I donned my Livestrong tshirt & jacket (you get the tshirt; I bought the jacket).
Unfortunately I pulled my hamstring stretching afterwards! So weird. Bothered me the rest of the day, but with some walking around today it's better & I don't have plans to run til maybe Friday anyway.
Went to my WW meeting a day early since they're predicting a killer snowstorm & I have to take Chester to the vet tomorrow afternoon & don't really want to have to deal with shoveling twice. Down just a tiny bit, which isn't bad since I've only been hone a day shy of a week & TOM is supposed to start today, even if it doesn't look like it will.
But the snow sure started as soon as I got home . . . the dogs sure weren't pleased to be taken for a walk. But now I can hunker down & enjoy the white stuff - altho I do still have to ge out there & rescue the mail.
A couple of recent GSFs
Picnic to go - something like that - it's a box with hummus, crackers, dried fruit, roasted edamame & dark chocolate. I took it along with me on our trip . . . didn't use it, but it will also be good for tomes when I'm hungry but don't want to cook. Just missing veggies!
And I finally tried something I've eyed before: Qrolls. They're wafers covered in dark chocolate. Pretty good & only 2 WW pts+ each. Handy for chocolate cravings.
I've noticed how much easier it is to strike up a conversation with strangers now that I'm smaller. I'm a naturally shy person, but also much more likely to chat up total strangers these days.
I suppose I really oughtto suit up & get the mail before the snow gets deeper . . . gotta strip the bed & do the sheets not to mention fold up Monday's laundry . . .
Monday, February 27, 2012
God, I was sooooo tired all weekend. Saturday I barely moved at all - I listened to the devil. It was too cold & windy (like 40 mph winds) to even walk the dogs. I know, I know: we all need our rest days. I had every good intention of doing some turbo jam in the afternoon, but it just didn't happen.
Sunday I have a yoga class I love, but was once again too tired to get myself out that early. I decided I'd go for a run instead. When I looked at the temp, it was 25 feels like 15 with 10-20 mph winds. The devil whispered in my ear again but I listened to my angel instead. And even tho I knew it would be warmer later, chose to go in the morning because I knew I might never move if I waited til later.
I knew i'd enjoy it if I could just get myself out there - that's the hard part. Yes, it was cold, but brilliantly clear & we don't get a whole lot of sunny days this time of year. I listened to my angel, left the garmin at home & had a pretty good run - even going about 10 minutes longer than I'd planned to. I even made sure we got out to walk the dogs in the afternoon.
This morning I'm listening to the devil again. There's a class I've wanted to try for forever, but it would've meant getting out the door around 8:15 & I'm still not ready for that. It's supposed to warm up, tho, so the plan is another easy run this afternoon. I'm writing it here so I'll listen to my angel & not my devil! There's a class I can take tomorrow at 10:15 that looks interesting.
Who will you listen to today?
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