Speaking of blog friends, I just noticed today that I am almost to 200 followers! Wow! When I started writing this blog a little over two years ago, I never thought it would open so many doors for me. It's funny how some of the best things in life are the unexpected ones.
And now on to a little bit of this and that.
- On Tuesday, Kel and I had a real, honest-to-goodness, date night, with a babysitter and everything! For Christmas I got Kel (and myself) tickets to see Hood To Coast. Setting aside the fact that it was a Tuesday, it was a great night. We had a wonderful meal together and then thoroughly enjoyed the movie. It was funny, it was emotional, it was interesting, it was well-made and edited, and I highly recommend it. I also highly recommend date nights for all of you parents out there. It's amazing what a grown-up evening can do for your psyche.
- I've been doing a lot of work on the trainer this week. Well, I'm not sure if you can call it work. I've been having some tough sessions. I would say 3 out of the last 5 sessions have been really hard for me. I'm having a tough time getting into my prescribed zones and then staying there without my legs feeling like they just want to leave the party. Team Train-This is having a testing day on Sunday, so hopefully my legs decide to show up them. I'm also interested to see if my HR zones might be shifting a bit. I am getting a bit older...or I'm just making excuses.
- Swimming, on the other hand, has been feeling great. Today I had an optional 30 minute swim. It was just two 800s with 30 seconds rest. I swam them both in my steady pace zone, not too easy, not too hard, and they both came in just a few seconds over 14 minutes. All of a sudden, what used to be my all out pace is now my steady pace. Gotta love that.
- Running has been okay. I've been doing my little short runs, all on the treadmill. I'm hoping tomorrow I can get my 30 minutes outside. My feet are not bad, but not good, and now my knee has been a little stiff in the morning. Hoping it's just an age thing. (How many times can I possibly talk about how old I'm feeling in this post?)
- I registered today for Rev3 Quassy Olympic and South Carolina Half. Have you registered yet??
- Did you know that a Vitamix can practically whip skim milk? I've been making my own lattes at home. I just heat up the milk in the microwave for a minute, then throw it in the Vitamix (which my good friend, M., has lent me in exchange for payments in homemade almond butter) for about 30 seconds. The foam is incredible. Starbucks might start missing me...maybe.
- I made a recovery shake the other day with frozen raspberries, almond milk and cappuccino Ultragen. OMG. My next move is to throw some raw spinach in there to see if it is still amazing. I'll let you know.
- I have not been able to print wirelessly from my laptop since we got a new desktop computer about 6 months ago. I've been just converting things to Google docs and then printing them from the desktop. I've tried to figure this out to no avail. I've asked Kel, who is much more computer savvy than me to do it for me, and he says he can't figure it out. Since I got some new software from the Y on my computer, I haven't even been able to use my Google docs trick and have been frustrated. Last night I spent half an hour trying to figure it out. When Kel came home from yoga, I practically begged him to come up with some sort of solution because I really need to be able to print from my laptop. After a lengthy discussion about how he can't figure it out, blah, blah, blah, he says, "I don't know why you just don't plug the printer into your computer?" My eyes grew wide as I said, "Why have you never suggested that before?" He laughed and said, "You mean you really hadn't thought of that?" No. I hadn't thought of that.
- And, lastly, I'll leave you with a picture from our Happy Friday sledding adventure today.
Have a wonderful weekend, friends!!