Sunday, January 20, 2013
Well, it was supposed to be a rest day today. My mileage was about right as I walked the dog 6.5 miles, but then I hopped on the rower for 70 minutes. So, I guess it wasn't really a rest day after all. The rower does use different muscles though, so I am not going to get frustrated with myself. I also missed having a rest day yesterday as well, as I walked 10.5 miles and rowed for 30 minutes. My knee is feeling a little better today... not as stiff. I think that even though I didn't make myself take true rest days this weekend that I will be fine to run tomorrow. I DO need to focus more on forcing myself to take actual rest days on the weekends. I am certain my body could use the break in order to repair and get stronger.
The weather got cold again today, and it is supposed to get really cold over the course of the week. That means slightly shorter walks for the dog. But I plan to keep up with my running and other gym workouts, despite the single digit temperatures. I just have to brave the chill for a mile (little less than actually) to walk to the gym, and then the same distance back. I found a pair of old snowmobile gloves that I can wear. They are too bulky to wear when I am walking the dog, but I can wear them on the walk to the gym. I will have to suffer through with my little knit gloves when I am walking the dog for a while longer.
I am looking forward to going to the gym tomorrow, and then I have a family dinner at 5pm for my SIL's birthday. She is doing the paleo diet now, so the food will be fairly simple and very healthy. Next week is my mom's birthday, which is when we will eat more sweets etc.
I started reading the cookbook my dad got me. It is based on heirloom vegetables. It has meat dishes as well, but is focused primarily on the vegetables. I am thinking I should try some of the recipes. They look so appetizing. I really enjoy cooking with fresh ingredients. I think the look and taste better. That is one reason I like shopping at the Farmer's Market each week.