Finally Finished

I made one thing a priority this weekend and I got it done:)

Exercise:

I met up with Dennis for a dyke run. I had chosen for today this certain route because it goes by a cat hotel.

This is in a gorgeous two story wood barn and I’d live in it, never mind the log mansion behind it. Obviously cat hotels are lucrative.

The only problem with this plan is that we got to the end of this dyke in 2.8km, so we decided to run the long way around by the road. Well by the time we made it back to the car we had done 11.49km. I’m just happy I managed to do that and my last kilometer was my fastest:)

This evening I made myself do a workout too. I did another one of my movie workouts and ended up doing a minute of jogging between the following:

40 bicep curls, 40 curtsy lunges, 20 crunches, 20 bent over rows, 20 deadlifts, 20 reverse crunches, 40 front raises, 20 squats, 20 Russian twists, 20 shoulder presses, 20 plié squats, and a one minute plank.

Knitting:

After my run this morning and my usual quick shower I made myself sit down and figure out the roller skate wheels. And here is the result….

They are done!!!! I definitely had to step outside my box for these sets of booties, but it was probably a good thing. I will be happy to knit something other than booties though.🤣

Movie:

The only other thing I have done is watched a Hallmark movie and played Scrabble Go.

I can’t believe the weekend is over already!

Have fun!

AJ

If All Else Fails, Call Mom

It was a nice bonus day:)

Exercise:

I didn’t crawl out of bed early and actually woke up naturally. I always try to run my fastest when I go out and have been disappointed lately that I haven’t been going fast. I decided to try out this “easy run” thing where you go slow. I went out with the intention of running slow and most of the time, I did. I enjoyed my run! It was a beautiful morning and I wasn’t trying to push myself to go faster and just loped along. I’ll have to try to do this on the two runs I do alone or with Sarah each week.

I also did a short workout this evening. It was another BeFitDavis, though not the one I was supposed to do. I was feeling tired and the idea of 120 burpees was just too much so I did one that had four sets of: 25 squats, 15 deadlifts, 15 chest press, 15 pullovers and I added 15 sit-ups. I did each move with 10 pounds in each hand and did a minute of jogging between each set. Not super long, but better than nothing.

Knitting:

I finished up the second set of baby booties today. They are meant to be cleats as mom is a rugby player.

Sorry it’s really tough to get a good photo of them:(. I did bobbles on the bottom, following a cleat pattern I found online. I was planning to do the Adidas stripes, but found the Nike swish to be easier to do. I used a basic running shoe bootie pattern and then made up the rest.

I hadn’t been able to figure out how to block these as I don’t want black showing from the top but didn’t want to squish the bobbles. I ended up calling my mom who, of course, had a great idea. I have wrapped cardboard in plastic wrap and inserted them inside.

I wanted to finish all three pairs of booties this weekend, but I’m just too tired now.

Socializing:

Lyndsay called me mid- afternoon and I went for a walk with her nd Brady. We just did 3.5km up in Burke mountain which is a new area for me. It was super nice and I’d like to go back there.

Though does anyone else experience traffic jams getting to trails? We ended up having to park 3/4 of a kilometer away from the trail. We had tried a local park first but there was not a parking spot anywhere!

Eating:

I grocery shopped this morning after my run so there were just too many yummy things in my house and I’ve eaten too much today:(

Well I’m going to find myself a new book to read, or maybe I’ll just close my eyes.

Have fun!

AJ