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Walking... not running

Friday, November 16, 2012

My running buddy hurt her back, so for the next week or so we will be doing gentle walks, not running intervals. That is fine. It would be nice to get out and run while it is sunny, but hopefully it will be sunny next week too. I walked past the gym today with the dog, and all I felt was relief that I wasn't forcing myself to go. I am still losing weight, without the extreme workouts I was doing. I don't think I will build muscle as fast, but I am looking into possibly getting some heavier weights on Monday, so that should help.

I decided to bake muffins today. I mixed up a batch of nutty bran muffins. I didn't add as much sugar as the recipe called for and only put in one egg (but extra egg white, so there would be enough liquid). I have difficulty following a recipe exactly the way it is written... I always want to change something or add something. Generally my kitchen experiments turn out pretty good, but the potential for a cooking disaster is almost always looming. It makes cooking more of an adventure. I get that habit from my mom by the way.

Tomorrow Cooper and I are walking out to my parents' farm to make lunch, then getting together with my brother to get the kayaks put away for the winter. At least that was the plan last I checked. Everything is always flexible when I make plans with my family.

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KALISWALKER 11/17/2012 4:48PM

    Good to know you can still lose weight without doing extreme exercise. Enjoy your walk to the farm.


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DRPOOH63 11/17/2012 10:25AM

    Sounds like a great day.

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KARIDIAN1 11/16/2012 9:56PM

    Have a good time. Tuck the kayaks away with TLC.

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CINDHOLM 11/16/2012 8:09PM

    Have a GREAT weekend!!

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LIVINGFREE19 11/16/2012 6:44PM

    The muffins sound great!

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RAPUNZEL53 11/16/2012 6:25PM

  Have a nice weekend!

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ANGRITTER 11/16/2012 6:03PM

    Next thing you know you will be taking one last paddle down the river!

And don't worry about that gym - it's not going anywhere and it will be there if you ever decide to go back in.

I also prefer to get my walking done with my dogs, but not on leashes. I am lucky enough to have a large yard and walking laps around it is good exercise enough. And my butt thanks me more and more each time I put on another pair of pants - it is happy that it fits into things once more!

Have fun at the farm. I miss being on ours!

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