It was a quiet day with bookend outings.

Exercise:

I was laying in bed when I heard from Sarah my running buddy. She won this week (not surprising after the staff meeting fiasco) and chose to run the inlet. It was rainy and windy so it’s a good thing I had company or I probably wouldn’t have been out there! We did 35 hilly minutes and called it done.

I went out again midday to finish off my Squad Runner mission. Somehow I seem to always have good runs when I only have to run to the park and back. I wonder if it’s the lack of worry about “making it”.

I also got 100 squats, 100 crunches and 100 arm exercises done. I cut the squats back to 100 and added 50 pushups and 50 dips to the routine. During Friday’s workout with Lyndsay I realized I have little upper body strength so decided it would be good to add upper body to my usual quick routine.

Reading:

I am still reading Definitely Not Mr. Darcy. In some ways the book has me hooked, but in other ways I just find it too unrealistic.

Knitting:

I got another 15 rows done on the April Tank, but I really need to devote a few hours and make some real progress! I love the looks of fingering weight knitting g, but it sure seems to be taking forever!

Baking:

I made another recipe from The Best of Clean Eating 2 Cookbook today- lemon meringue cupcakes.

The muffin batter was very runny and even though they browned nicely the tops still collapsed. The muffin is lightly flavored lemon, and is very quick and easy to make. The meringue makes way too much! Overall, the recipe was good but I think it could be improved by putting a spoonful of lemon curd in the muffin for a stronger lemon flavour.

Socializing:

I had a great time at a dinner with friends tonight. Anna and Simon hosted Caroline, Emily and I for dinner. We have been friends for over twenty years and still have a great time. We used to be a group of five, but one girl has decided to quit talking to Emily and I. I am doing my best to not let it bother me, but it still does. Even with this, tonight was a great time rehashing old memories and catching up:)

Well my run will be here before I know it.

Have fun!

AJ

12 thoughts on “Bookends

  1. Try and teaspoon of curd in the middle of each muffin. Maybe spoon it on top and it will sink to the middle during baking. If it works it would be so yummy!

    1. Yes I can’t imagine my life without these women. We always say we have too much blackmail material to not be friends🤣

  2. Those cupcakes look very cute! I do love meringue. Love your get together with old friends. I’m really excited about seeing my best friend at the end of the month; we’re going to celebrate our 26 years of friendship somehow on the Saturday night!

    1. Oh that’s so great! I love my old friends cause they know me so well and there’s absolutely no pretense- they’ve seen me in junior high so they’ve definitely seen the worst🤣
      I hope you have a great time!

  3. The idea of a muffin with meringue on top sound odd to me. But the flavor sounds good. I would fill the middle with curd, the way you fill a cupcake. I am guessing that you bake the meringue after you bake the muffin.

    glad you had a good day. hope you enjoyed your weekend

    1. T was an odd combination to me too and I’m not a huge meringue lover, but I do like lemon. I think the curd would add a stronger lemon flavour.
      I had a good weekend and hope you did too:)

  4. I totally know what you mean about certain workouts being easier because of the concern of “making it”! Even HITT routines that are intense are harder for me than just running because there is a specific “finish” time with the HITT routine that I’m more worried about making (where with running I could just stop and walk). Those lemon meringue cupcakes look phenomenal!!! Such a bummer they were too runny! It’s never a bad idea to add a spoonful of lemon curd to anything 🙂 Glad you had such a great dinner. Thanks for sharing, AJ!

    1. Exactly! It’s all pressure I put on myself, but it never fails to do me in:(
      Ya the muffins just needed a stronger lemon flavour, but we still had a good time anyways:)

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