It Was Time

I can’t believe it’s almost December!

Exercise:

I got to sleep in this morning but then had to drag myself out for a run. I was 10.8km short of 100km for the month and figured I could do a ten k. At 2.5km I seriously thought about turning around and just calling it a day at 5km, but I had set it up that I was doing 8 and 1s today since my brain wasn’t in it. It really seemed to help today to only have to think about doing 8 minutes because the next thing i knew I was at 10.22km. I still won’t quite hit 100km for the month, but I’m happy enough with 99.4.

Eating:

I’ve had my rice cake with Pb & j, a piece of lemon cheesecake and 2/3 of a veggie wrap.

I had a coupon for a free piece of cheesecake from Green Mustache. I tried to go on Thursday night but they only had turmeric ginger cheesecake- not what I wanted! Today I did get a veggie wrap and lemon cheesecake, but it was painful trying to purchase it and they told me my gift card had no money on it. Grrrr!

Shopping:

When I first got my smartphone I planned to use it as my running watch. This plan hasn’t quite gone as planned as sometimes it’s annoying to have to carry a phone when I don’t have pockets, or like today, my phone starts acting weird and the tracking ends early:( (did it really happen if it’s not recorded???)

So I did some research yesterday as my SIL loves her Fitbit Versa, but after reading that they weren’t always accurate for runs, I decided to go for a sports watch as my primary reason for having it was to track runs. I saw the running watches were on sale at my local Runner’s Den so I went looking after my run. I ended up with a Garmin Forerunner 35 as it’s the smallest sports watch they offer. What is even better is that with the two gift cards I got last year form my class, I got it for free:) I actually even have $8 leftover:). I just hope it works well!

Knitting:

I am working on the run if my mommy daughter hat and am so close to being done. It should happen tonight! It’s been a much easier knit since I got to move to knitting in the round.

Movies:

I met up with our secretary today to see the movie, Last Christmas. This movie so didn’t go how I was expecting! I can’t say much as it would give way too many spoilers, but it didn’t go as I planned. It was a nice movie I would recommend, but it won’t make it into my top ten rom coms. I did like this line from it though:

“Take good care of my heart It was meant to be yours somehow”

I also watched some Hallmark movies today. I haven’t let myself start the Christmas movies so yesterday day I watched From Friend to Fiancé . It was cute and I liked how no one got hurt in the movie. I thought it was going to follow the movie My Best Friend’s Wedding, but I actually like how this one ends better!

Today I watched Love Under the Rainbow which was also satisfying. I really want that teacher’s class though!

Reading:

I finally finished Neanderthal Marries Human by Penny Reid. This book took me a long time to get through! I really want to read book five in this series, but I think I might break my own rule and just read that one.

Well I wish I was staying up later, but that is just not happening.

Have fun!

AJ

Trivia Tuesday #26

It sure is tough to get back into routine after an extra day off!

Teaching:

We got through a sheet about what students did on Thanksgiving, as well as gym and a collage about needs versus wants.

My students weren’t horrible but I definitely did a lot of explicit teaching around behavior today. We covered how to get space for yourself in a lineup or on the carpet and how to play on the playground. I’m hoping this helps with certain students, but I guess we shall see.

Exercise:

I stopped in to get my eyelashes and eyebrows died today and then forced myself out the door for a run. I only went to the park and back, so not even 3km, but it was at least something. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better running day.

Reading:

I’ve been listening to a podcast called Not Your Mom’s Romance Bookclub and they had talked about a book series that included knitting by Penny Reid. I’ve never been a huge Penny Reid fan, but decided to try the first book, Neanderthal Seeks Human. It ended up being a cute read. I liked how the main female character starts spouting random thoughts when she’s nervous. It was also great when knitting needles were used in a fight and characters argued over the loss of a skein of MadTosh merino🤣. I will definitely move onto the next book in the series.

Eating:

Thankfully I’ve had a better day than yesterday. I’m wondering if my being out of sorts is caused by a lack of sweets? Hmmm🤔

Today I’ve had:

Oatmeal with peanut butter

Banana

Turkey, dressing, veggies

Fish and chips (I gave up my after school snack and went for a run so I could have this).

I finally got myself a treat for being at day five yesterday and bought my first knitting magazine. Actually I bought two! Knit scene and Knit Simple.

Trivia:

There were four of us for trivia tonight. I knew:

Who wrote The Handmaid’s Tale?

Margaret Atwood

Who did Einstein marry?

First cousin

Who was Ariel’s dad?

King Triton

Finish the Eminem lyrics

There’s vomit on his sweater already, mom’s spaghetti

What does a lapidary do?

Polish gems

I just didn’t feel like we knew anything tonight. Oh well, it was still fun:)

Have fun!

AJ

Just Quiet

I have purposely had a quiet day after spending the whole week being tired. I’m hoping it helps!

Exercise:

I slept in this morning and then met Sarah and Kula for a run around the river this morning. At one point I remarked on the fact that it seemed extremely busy today, but Sarah reminded me we were an hour later than usual. It was a slow run for me, but still felt good to get out with company. I always seem to run the same pace so it was probably good for me to slow down and maybe it will make me faster tomorrow.

I have been neglecting my weights while L is out of town, so last night and tonight I did 3 sets of 12 of: squats, deadlifts, reverse crunches, crunches, bicycles, side steps with the band, hip bridges and chest presses.

Knitting:

After a quick stop to get the veggies I need for tomorrow’s dishes, I have spent a lot of the day knitting.

It has taken me three tries, but I have finally been successful at the daddy-son hat that I am testing for Zanete Knits. I am doing this out of the same blue Ancient Arts yarn I made the Not a Boring Sweater from and it will be for me, if it fits. My gauge swatch stretched a lot, but it still looks small to me.

Reading:

I am reading two books right now. I have been listening to a podcast called Not Your Mom’s Romance Bookclub and they were talking about a Penny Reid series featuring knitting. I’ve never been a huge Penny Reid fan, but I’m giving her Knitting in the City series a try.

I’m alternating that book with my latest NetGalley read, Seduction on a Snowy Night. This is composed of three short stories and I am just finishing the first one. I have to admit I didn’t love the first story at the start, but it has gotten better.

Eating:

After two bad days, I have had a good day today. This makes four days and I’d really like to be able to get myself a treat so I’m hoping for another good day tomorrow, regardless of eating a meal out!

Today I’ve had:

Oatmeal, cheese and tuna on cucumber slices, banana, hamburger patty with a slice of vegan cheese.

Well, I’m going back to my knitting and reading, though maybe while curled up in my bed🤣

I really need to go do something exciting for you guys- you must all be falling asleep reading this lately!

Have fun!

AJ