It wasn’t an exciting day, but I got a few things done during the drizzle that continues here.
As usual I met up for my Sunday morning run, but yet again it turned into a walk. I think it’s because we don’t want to leave Brenda alone and James who usually walks with her is away. It will hopefully be easier when Brenda starts running again in September. We did 7.5km very quickly done!
This evening, after my nap, I got a 4.6km run in and felt really good. My fastest was a 6:18/km, but I’ll take it.
I ended the day with a workout from Lyndsay again. I am making my way through my book of workouts that I’ve compiled from all over the place. This one has 30 exercises that I had to do for thirty seconds with a hurry second rear in between. I should do more of these as it would be super easy to change it up. Tonight I did:
Burpees, squats, crunches, pushups, mountain climbers, squat jumps, reverse crunches, t pushups, lunges, plié squats, burpees, squats, bicycles, pike pushups, mountain climbers, squats, pushups, skaters, toe touch crunches, t pushups, burpees, squats, crunches, pushups, mountain climbers, plié squats, pike pushups, skaters, lunges, and burpees.
On everything I could, I held a pair of seven pound dumbbells. Every time I pick up weights, I think about the fact that I used to carry that weight inside me. I can’t even use weights that represent how much weight I’ve lost, but it would be cool to work up to that!
I have decided to start on another cookbook.
I have to admit I have had this cookbook for a while and have already made about twelve recipes from it, but I’m going to try some more and share my thoughts with you. Today I made Baked Ham and Cheese Manicotti as I had vegan ricotta from my trip to Blue Heron Cheese.
The recipe wasn’t difficult bough there were a lot of steps. The sauce makes enough, even though it didn’t look like it. I used lasagna noodles as I couldn’t find gluten and dairy free shells. I just let them soak in boiling water for ten minutes. The taste was good, but I wouldn’t add the extra salt as it wasn’t necessary, but I would add basil next time and maybe up the garlic. The strongest taste is the ham, but overall it’s yummy and impressive sounding while not being difficult.
I finished up my sleeve today (though I’m afraid I made this one bigger than the other- hopefully you won’t be able to tell!). I’m now working on the collar and then I’ll get to put it all together! I’m really hoping to have this done!
Oh I wanted to tell you about the last movies I watched last night. I watched Love Unleashed. The puppies were super cute, but I thrill the storyline is just too overused. I also was distracted by the discrepancy between the actor’s heights. I guess this is what I look like with a guy.
I unfortunately can’t remember the other movie I watched:( It was fun to have Hallmark on the big screen though!
It’s been a little off again today, but here goes.
A package of honey stingers and an almond milk chai latte
Bocconcini, basil and tomato skewers
Ham and cheese cannelloni
A small ice cream cone (I swear the ice cream didn’t go above the cone edge!)
8 guacamole chips
I was reading blogs this morning and came across Abbey’s post. She always has interesting posts so you should check her out! This morning she gave the challenge of naming five things you like about yourself. Like most people I’m much better at naming my faults, so I thought I’d give this a try.
Five things I like about myself:
My eyelashes- they’re super long and come from my dad
The fact that I’m short. This may come as a surprise to some people, but I really do love it as I think my height really makes me who I am.
The fact that I don’t take life too seriously and can laugh regularly. Maybe everything out of my mouth shouldn’t be sarcastic, but it definitely makes my life better:). My laugh is also way bigger than people expect.
The fact that I love to bake, cook and knit. These things may make me a little old fashioned, but I like that I can be creative in a way that some people aren’t. I also love how it allows me to be productive every day.
My high expectations for myself! They have helped me change my life drastically and I am so happy for that!
There you go!
Well I desperately want to finish my sweater so I’m going to leave you.