It was a busy day, but with fun things:)
I headed out this morning to do the Woodhaven Swamp up and over. I definitely didn’t remember how uphill it was! We ended up walking a lot of the uphill but then enjoyed the downhill. Sarah was even screaming “wheeeeee” on our way down the hill. We went around the swamp, but I started us off on the wrong path. It worked out though because we ran into two cute guys walking two cute labs:) Why don’t I meet these guys when I’ll see them again?
We ended up trying a different route back, but it worked out and I think next time we’ll go that route there and back so we can run all of it.
This evening I also got my usual routine done- 50 banded squats, 50 plié squats, 50 dips, 50 pushups, 25 crunches, 25 reverse crunches, 25 bicycle crunches, 25 Russian twists.
I purposely didn’t do lunges as I haven’t done them a lot and I don’t want to hurt for my long run tomorrow. I’ll just have to make sure I start including them more often!
I grabbed my mom for company and hit the library one town over. Yes I have read all the books I’m going to in my town’s library. I returned books and when I went to take books out, it wouldn’t let me:( It turned out they had put a note on my account to get me to go to the front desk because I had left my knitting needles in the knitting book I returned. I am so glad they found them as they were a pair of my expensive Addi Turbo needles!
I went to the thrift store and came home with some new running clothes and two cute dresses to wear to work which is almost what I went for🤣
I also stopped at the salon to get a pedicure gift certificate for my sister in law as her birthday was on Wednesday. It seemed like the perfect present for this time of year.
I also introduced my mom to the Green Mustache cafe. We shared the waddles.
We stopped at home for a cup of tea, but then I decided I needed a second look at a couch I had seen. I’m glad I went back as the second time I saw them I realized it definitely wasn’t the couch for me.
I did put the time at the mall to good use and used my David’s Tea gift card. I got Forever Nuts which I know I like and then two new teas, Alpine Punch and Banana Grapefruit that I’ll tell you about when I try them. They sure smelled good in the store though!
I brought my mom home and have been enjoying their cable tv.
We watched A Harvest Wedding with Jill Wagner. It seemed cute, but didn’t really feel chemistry between the two main characters.
I also watched Love at First Dance which was cute and the characters seemed right for each other. The ending was also very sweet and I have to admit to liking Niall Matter! I would recommend this one over the other.
I have finally chosen my next two knitting projects. It seemed much easier once HPKCHC was back to help me decide what to work on. I’m going to do a pair of socks first and then my black cardigan. I’ll go from there.
I had a pretty good eating day:)
A slice of crustless quiche
An apple- half with peanut butter and half with cheese because I wanted the best of both worlds
A half of an order of buckwheat banana waffles with figs, chia seed jam and cashew cream and half of a mango smoothie
Half of a chicken breast and four strawberries
What I’m thankful for:
1) having nature at my doorstep that is beautiful and safe for me to run in
2) having a mom who is similar enough that hanging out is fabulous, even when we do nothing exciting
3) encountering nice people in the world who go the extra step to help others
Well that’s it for me tonight.