Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Yesterday afternoon my husband suggested that we meet for dinner at a new little Thai restaurant about a mile from our home. It's right next door to a train stop, & I got off just as he rode up on his bike. We had a GREAT dinner! It's a rather elegant little place in a minimalist way, & each food item was presented beautifully on a different-shaped plate.
Afterward I encouraged him to ride on home while I walked--it was a lovely evening & not quite dark yet. So that was an extra 15 minutes of exercise for me.
Then when I got home, I was going to start the chocolate-beet cake as planned, but first I turned on my computer to check e-mail. And up popped a reminder of a special meeting for new worship hosts at church--I had completely forgotten! And it was now 40 mins. past the beginning time.
So I grabbed a couple of things & took off running. It's a little over half a mile, & I ran the whole way, though I was wearing my work clothes. Now I'm not usually one to make a big deal about brands, but I have to say my Skechers Mary Jane sneakers are cute & feminine with dresses or pants AND great for running as well! I had no socks on, but they cushioned my feet just fine. It wasn't the first time I had run in them either.
I skidded into the meeting 50 minutes late, but it ended up lasting another 50 minutes & was very productive. And later I happily tracked the extra exercise.