It was another great vacation day… I could definitely get used to this!
I had a 5km run to do this morning for Squad Runner so I got right to it as today was supposed to be the hottest day this week. My run wasn’t super fast, but I felt really good!!!😀
Coming in from the run, I quickly grabbed some yogurt and berries and changed; then was out the door for a bike ride with my co- teacher. It was an absolute gorgeous day and we managed to do 23km!!! For my third bike ride in 20 years, I’m happy with that:). It was weird though that my bike did not easily keep up to hers though I was riding in gear 7 and she was riding in gear 3. I sure don’t understand bikes! I definitely started to feel a little more confident on the bike, though I can still be wobbly getting started and I worry about getting up hills. I am getting better with the gears though!
This evening I managed to get a workout in too. It was called skip and circuit. Three circuits with skipping in between- 5 minutes, 3 minutes and then 2 minutes.I had to do curtsy lunges, swing lunges, jump squats, tricycles, power jacks, mountain climbers, dips, and lateral lunges. I liked this workout as it only took 22 minutes but I felt it right away!
This evening I couldn’t resist the beautiful night and went for a walk around the water trail. It wasn’t crazy busy, so it was lovely. The one thing I can say is that though I am not fast in walking nor running, I am very good at holding a consistent pace:)
After our bike ride, my friend and I stopped at Stomping Grounds cafe for lunch. I was really looking forward to it as I usually sent myself goodies after my Sunday runs, but I was ready to indulge today! Unfortunately they don’t have their usual menu available on weekdays. I ended up just with an iced chai:(
We carried on to a bookstore that my friend had seen. It has used books, but also tea and gifts. I, of course couldn’t resist and came out with two new books.
The store was super cute, organized, a great use of space and reasonably priced:) I would definitely go back to Tomes and Tails again!
While I was out biking I got a text from fellow blogger Canadian Girl to see if I wanted to have coffee. I was tempted to say no and go home and knit the sleeves on my sweater, but as she’s been away enjoying a cruise, I was dying to hear all her news so off I went. I just had a tea and a great catch-up with her. I’m lucky to have such great friends in my life and she’s one of them, who just let me be who I am:). It was nice to hear about her travels (which you can read about on her blog) and catch up on what’s happening in her life. It’s funny, but our coffees ending with a trip to the grocery store next door has become routine:) It’s kinda nice to have company while grocery shopping:)
I began my new rug square today, though I really just wanted to knit!
I have gotten organized and gotten one decrease pattern repeat done for each sleeve today. I was hoping for more, but maybe tomorrow.
I have spent a lot of time today thinking of what to make for girls night tomorrow night. I’m thinking l do my fake Brie with mission fig balsamic spread on it, fruit bruschetta, pepperoni pieces and maybe veggies and dip. We’ll see what tomorrow brings though:)