Yesterday we went to San Francisco. I was dressed for the rain because it was raining in San Jose and figured for sure it would be raining in San Francisco. As we got closer, the rain and clouds just dissipated. It was beautiful and sunny but a little cold (which is to be expected). We had lunch at an Indian Buffet and then decided we needed to walk around to work some of it off. It was a much slower walk than I'd normally take and I was kind of hunched to the left because I can't seem to stand up straight but it was nice.
Today I had to go back to work having finished my short vacation. I actually ended up calling it sick time because it didn't seem like much of a vacation with my back being injured and my boss said it was okay. He actually told me I should have stayed home today but there were some things I needed to get done, so I stayed until about 12:30 and then left for the day.
I had planned on picking up some Epsom salts on the way home at Target because they were out of them at the VA store. Target didn't have any either. Must be lots of people who need muscle relief.
I made some lunch when I got home and then decided I needed to move around a little and did some dancing in the living room while watching some Biggest Loser On Demand. I think I hate that the show is a game.
My husband bought some Epsom salts at the grocery store on his way home, so I soaked for a while in the tub.
For some reason, I can never get comfortable in the tub. I don't know if it's because I'm short and I can't prop myself up very well or what. Maybe I need a bath pillow? My hair always ends up getting stuck in the seam between the tub and the wall. I don't know if it helped or not. My back is a little sore. I'm hoping that maybe tomorrow I'll be walking more upright.
Okay, not a very eventful day and it's kind of a rambling blog.
Have a great night.
I definitely should not have been walking at a 16% incline yesterday. My back was pretty pissed off at me this morning.
Getting in and out of the car while running errands today certainly didn't help matters. We attempted to pick up some frosting sheets for the Cricut today at Michael's Crafts but apparently they no longer stock any Cricut Cake supplies. Big Lots was having a sale on Cricut cartridges so we thought we'd see if they had other supplies. Nope. We finally gave up and had lunch and then went to Trader Joe's. Boy they were crowded. They're always crowded on Sunday afternoon.
This evening we met up with my husband's family and my brother for dinner to celebrate our anniversary. It was very nice. We went to a Turkish restaurant. www.zarapaloalto.com/
I had the very tasty falafel plate. The service was little slow but the food was excellent. We had a very nice time. Miraculously when we went to leave, I could stand up almost straight. Pretty much the first time since Friday morning. YAY!!!! I guess I should eat at Turkish restaurants more frequently ;-)
Even though the day started out kind of bad, it ended very nicely.
Happy Sunday night!! Have a great week!!
I didn't get a chance to blog yesterday, so here's the recap.
As I said on Thursday, I did something to my back when I put my 20 pound weights down. It didn't hurt, but I felt something. I did ice but it has turned into some ouchiness. I did not exercise yesterday except for some walking around.
We decided to have lunch in Santa Cruz yesterday at a place we hadn't been to for a while since we hadn't been to Santa Cruz for a while. Zachary's has some really tasty food including their homefries. I enjoyed them very much. I got corned beef hash which was more potatoes than corned beef by a lot. Super greasy though. Felt kind of icky the rest of the day. We did walk around for a little bit but it was pouring rain so we hung out in Borders for a while and then had some coffee at Peet's. Last night was the model club meeting so we went and stopped at Lu for a little dinner first. I had some tofu and veggies over rice. Light and tasty. I really wanted some veggies. After the meeting we went to the Mini Gourmet. I only had coffee.
When I got up this morning the back was feeling pretty go so I decided to walk on the treadmill/incline trainer. I guess I should not have put it at 16% incline because when I finished my back was not happy and has been pretty cranky for the rest of today. No treadmill tomorrow for me. I definitely won't be running until my back is feeling better and there will be no ChaLEAN for at least a week if not two. I haven't decided if I'll just start the ChaLEAN from the beginning or just keep going from where I left off. If anyone has suggestions, please let me know.
We had brunch with my brother at Southern Kitchen today. I got a veggie omelet (spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes and cheese) and had half...it was huge. It came with home fries...much less greasy than at Zachary's yesterday. And I was craving some sausage, so I got a side of sausage patties...I had about 3/4 of one. Maybe not the healthiest food choices but some days you just want not so healthy stuff.
I did bake some hamentaschen for Purim. Hamen is the bad guy of the Purim story. These cookies are to represent either his three-cornered hat or his pocket (depending who's telling the story).
Here they are rolled and cut with the poppy seed filling:
Here they are folded into their shape and ready to bake:
Here they are out of the oven:
I chose the best looking ones to photograph. Some of them sprung open completely so they look like baked versions of the first picture.
I went to bed a little late last night so I was too tired to get up to do my workout in the morning.
That's okay. I ran around a lot at work and did a little office dancing ;-)
When I got home I did my workout:
Burn Circuit 3
Sumo Squat with Overhead Press ~ W-10 R-11
Lunge with Calf Raise ~W-20 R-12 (I twisted funny putting the weights down)
Squat with Lateral Raise ~ W-10 R-11
Lunge with Frontal Press ~ W-10 R-12
Squat with Calf Raise ~ W-17.5 R-12
Sumo Squat with Delt Raises ~ W-10 R-12
Squat with Double Overhead Press ~ W-10 R-11
Lunge with Lateral Raise ~ W-10 R-12 (6 on each leg)
Sumo Squat with Calf Raise ~ W-17.5 R-12
Unfortunately now my back is a little sore. Perhaps I shouldn't have used the 20 pounders or maybe I just shouldn't have put them down. It's been iced and ibuprofened. I'm hoping it will be happy in the morning. If not, tomorrow is definitely a rest day.
The good thing is I'm off of work until Tuesday, so I can sleep in as late as I want tomorrow...maybe even 6am.
Have a great night!
I was my usual self and got up early to get in my C25K run. I ended up adding 1 minute of running to the first interval and 2 minutes to the second. That was nice.
Lots of running around at work today, but that is a good thing.
When got home it was time for some Burn Intervals and Ab Burner. I cannot get through all of the Ab Burner exercises. Wow!! I really need to work on that.
We had pork chops, green beans, lentils and some KFC mashed potatoes and gravy for dinner tonight. Sorry, I forgot to get a picture. It was very tasty, though.
It is our third wedding anniversary today so my husband brought home some flowers (irises one of my favorites). He also brought the mashed potatoes and gravy. It was a nice treat.
As I was arriving at home from work today, the UPS guy was knocking at our door with a gigantic package. It was my present:
I guess there will be some fancy looking cakes and cupcakes now. :-)
Have a great night all!! Gotta get to sleep soon so I can get up and work out tomorrow morning.