Another quiet, but lovely day:)

Exercise:

I slept horribly last night which is really weird for me. At 10:30 I was wired and just tossed and turned and then I was awake from 3-5:30, so of course when my alarm went off this morning I didn’t want to get up! The situation wasn’t helped by the rain that was teeming down! I met friends at a park and got the run done though. Runkeeper gives me my average speed every five minutes and my first one always comes in over seven minutes, so then I speed up to bring it under 7. I ended with an average of 6:47/km so I was happy and actually I felt really strong the whole time:).

Whenever I go out to run, I run the whole time. This was a goal I had for a long time, but as my runs get longer I wonder if I should be adding walk breaks back in. Any pieces of advice or opinions are welcomed:)

I grabbed tea with my friends after the run, but then had to carry on to have tea with another friend who I haven’t seen in a while. It must be my weekend for tea catch-ups:)

It was absolutely lovely to catch up, but we definitely needed another hour or two!

Shopping:

I ran by Michaels to get some more short circular needles, but they didn’t have any. It turned out I didn’t need them for one of the projects, but I will for the other two. I am starting to wonder if I should just invest in some of those interchangeable sets. I haven’t because I have so many sets of circular needles that I inherited from my grandma, but lately it seems like I never have the right length:( Has anyone used any of these sets? Any recommendations or opinions? I guess it’s my day to ask for advice!

Knitting:

I sat down and frogged the temperature scarf for the second day in a row, but I’m much happier with it this time! Before I was putting one gray section (31 stitches) in at the end of each week, but I decided I didn’t like how broken up it made the colouring, so now I’m just doing one round of gray (217 stitches) after each month. I’m happier, but it still looks like this Cowl is going to be very skinny!

I also got a baby sweater started for my friend’s new baby Sam who I will hopefully meet next Sunday. I just have the sleeves left so I should be able to show it off tomorrow:). Thankfully it should also count for a HPKCHC class this month.

Reading:

I finished the book!!!!๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ

Only my sixth for the year, but at least it’s another one done!

Ready Player Oneย tells the story of Wade3, also known as Perzival who lives in a future time where life is very bleak on Earth so everyone lives in the virtual reality called the Oasis. The creator of the Oasis died and leaves a game/hunt for his fortune.

I found the start of the book very depressing,but it definitely improved when Wade3 got started on playing the game. The character interactions were awesome. The book is very detailed, and there is a little bit of romance. It is well written and the pace is great.

Anyone who is a gamer or was a teenager in the 80s would probably absolutely adore this book. It is sci-fi, but even as someone who doesn’t usually read that, I enjoyed it.

I also got a few more chapters of Wives and Daughters listened to on Librivox:)

Now I just have to decide what to read next!

Baking:

The only other thing I did today, well other than drink tea, was bake a raspberry pie.

One of my co-workers has very kindly been sharing her avocados with me( no I didn’t ask for them, but I do love avocado) and I wanted to gift her in return. Our secretary did a little sleuthing and found out raspberry pie was her favourite dessert, so I made one using this Recipe. I just hope it’s good! I’ll have to ask her for a truthful review so I’ll know whether to use the recipe again. I’m a little worried that the filling might be too thin as my raspberries were frozen:( I guess we’ll find out tomorrow!

It was a very easy recipe to convert to gluten free and dairy free. I was also impressed by how easy the recipe was to follow and how quick it came together! If I hadn’t had to chill the dough it would have all been done in an hour!

Movie:

I watched the last Hallmark movie I have recorded this evening. It was called Moonlight in Vermont. It was very cute, but so implausible. An up and coming real estate agent chucks it all to stay on at her Dad’s inn. It also bugged me that they never explained what the brother did that he could go from the inn to New York City at the drop of a hat. I know, I’m taking this way too seriously!๐Ÿ˜‚

Well, I’m hoping to get a good night’s sleep tonight, so I’m off to bed.

Have fun!

AJ

41 thoughts on “Tea and Advice

  1. That sleep thing happens regularly to me but I don’t stress over it anymore now I’m not working. It’s good it happened at the weekend for you.
    I don’t know about the interchangeables. I’d be worried that they would come apart but that’s probably just me ๐Ÿ˜†
    The pre looks delicious. She will be so touched that you did that for her โค
    I don’t know much about running and walking breaks. I would question what would be best for your joints long term.
    Wishing you a great Monday xxx

    1. I think I’m going to pay for that lack of sleep all week:(
      I’ll see what everyone says. That thought did go through my head too.
      I hope it’s good!
      I just don’t want to go backwards in my running

  2. The pie looks yummy!
    I havenโ€™t invested in interchangeable needles but I know people who have. Most of them have bought more than one because they havenโ€™t been happy with the first (or second) that they bought. There is a thread on the Tools and Equipment forum on Ravelry called Tools ISO & Destash where I have seems lots of interchangeable sets for sale. Once you know what you want itโ€™s a good place to find a slightly used set for a reduced price.

  3. Looks like a great day. Hope you got some better sleep. I’m thinking about run/walking my marathon this year. My goal was always to just run but I’m a slow runner and every race I end up being passed by the run/walkers and they seem to be having a better time. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜…

    1. I need to go forward in a race or I’ll really be upset! I’ll have to try out the walk intervals. There’s a chance I may be converted if it makes my timing better!

      1. On second thought maybe the backward locomotion might not be best in a crowd lol! Definitely try out the intervals, check out the Izumi Tabata study. Even though it seems counterintuitve, I’ve heard about people having success with mixing them in.

      2. Hmmm when I started running it took so long to be able to run steady and I really don’t want to lose that ability which is why I hesitate. I love knowing I can run straight for 2 hours!

  4. the pie looks really good. can’t wait to hear what book you decide to pick up next. hope you sleep better tonight

  5. Absolutely get interchangeable!!! I use the Knitters Pride and love their cables. They now have color coded cables so you know which size you are grabbing. I have an order coming from WEBS to replace a broken needle, I stepped on it!, and grabbed some more cables since my Knit Pick ones are coming apart at the join!!!

    1. Hmmm I love my knitter’s pride DPNs as they are so nice and light. Do you find the needles come undone while you are knitting?

  6. First, let me thank you for the follow! Second, that pie looks DIVINE! My son wants me to incorporate running with my other exercises, but I wonder if I’m just too darn old! Be well. Regina

    1. Thank you! It was tasty today:) I run with a few seniors so I don’t think there is such a thing as too old to run. As well, I had a 92 year old beat me in a half marathon once so there is definitely not too old!

  7. I have a set of interchangeable needles, and I love it! Mine are Karbonz, but some friends of mine have wooden sets they swear by. You can still sometimes find yourself without the length/size you need, but it’s very much less often.

  8. Great job with your running!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I frogged on my scarf three times the other night. I was not happy lol
    you’re seriously so thoughtful and sweet in making people goodies when they do something nice or helpful for you!!

    1. Frogging just seems to be part of knitting for me:(. I need to print my sock pattern and find a sweater pattern today so I can start a new project tonight:)
      Just like to say thank you how I can

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