I have come to realize that a list I made on Friday has completely driven my weekend!
Today was a retro river run. We have run Coquitlam River in a regular basis but our route changed a couple of years ago. A new subdivision was put in and new trails were added, and we have consistently taken these new and shorter trails since then. Today I forced Dennis to run the old route as I have been feeling like I’m getting complacent in my running. By taking the old route we added three quarters of a kilometer to the run which I think is a good start to upping my mileage. I had a slow start as my rear end was still sore from my Friday workout, but managed to end respectably.
I noticed while I was running today that my Achilles weren’t bothering me. I am wondering if it’s the different shoes I wore today. My street runners right now are saucony, but today I wore my trail shoes which are ASICS. I’ll have to ask at the running store if this could solve the sore Achilles problem I’ve been having lately.
I made a couple of quick stops to pick up groceries and ran into my friend Corianne. I always love visiting with her family!
I decided to try out a recipe my friend Sarah told me about this week. It’s Egg Roll in a Bowl and will be my dinners this week. It was super easy to put together and looks very yummy. I didn’t add any salt to it, but I’m still worried that my weight will balloon all week as it has soy sauce in it and I’m super salt sensitive ☹️
I finished Seduction on a Snowy Night today. This is an anthology of three Christmas stories.
Thank you to the authors, publisher and NetGalley for the free ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I think this book makes a lovely festive read but would also be nice for any winter night.
The first story started slow for me and I found it tough to get invested in, but it did improve by the end.
The second story was a familiar trope, but I loved the characters and the banter between them. I also enjoyed the background cast of a loving family in this story.
The third story was also very enjoyable and had a few surprise twists that I didn’t see coming.
In the end, this was a very enjoyable and satisfying read.
I have again spent most of the day knitting. Thankfully I went and bought my blocking mats, cleaned my fridge, blocked my scarf and washed my mitts before I sat down to my needles.
I spent some time searching for a market bag pattern as that’s what I want to make my friends for Christmas this year. I found Plymouth Yarns Fantasy Naturale Market Bag. I started it and then realized I didn’t like how open the stitching was and that I had lost a stitch, so I pulled it out. I’ve started again with a needle two sizes smaller and so far I’m liking it much better.
These are my cowl and my scarf (sorry for the bad night picture of the scarf).
I realized late this afternoon that my knitting frenzy is probably caused by my making a list. At knit night I had jotted down all the knitting projects that were floating around in my head. Unfortunately I’m the type of person that once something is on a list I become very focused on accomplishing the task so I can cross it off the list. This is the exact reason I don’t make monthly goals, etc because my life comes to revolve around that list!🤪
Hopefully my hands survive this list!
I haven’t been bad, but I have t been according to plan either:(
Honey stinger Running chews
Carrot crisps with cheese
Tuna poke salad ( the soy sauce is going to play havoc with me)
Slice of apple bread
Salad with vegan cheese cubes
I just can’t have exciting food in my house:(. I had picked up a box of Okanagon Rawsome carrot crackers at the store this morning and then proceeded to eat way more than I planned. If they hadn’t been there, I would have been fine. Thankfully I decided to save the last two to take to a parent at school or else I probably would have eaten the whole box:(
The one good thing is that I got more water flavour I g today so my water consumption has gone way up. Hopefully that continues!
Well I had an Emergen-c tonight and some cold fx as I feel like I’m fighting s cold, so I’m off to bed early.