Monday, Monday.The start of a new week. In Houston that meant a cold, rainy day. I was scheduled for an "easy" run but with the cold wind blowing the way it was I just wasn't looking forward to hitting the streets. Fortunately for me I have a YMCA membership where they have fancy treadmills with TVs which is pretty cool as long as you remember to bring your earbuds so you can actually hear what they are saying on the shows.
I got on my running gear and headed to the almost empty gym. Got on the treadmill and watched a silent movie about couples trying to pick out a house to buy. Think it was on HGTV. To make it interesting I added my own commentary in my head. Well, I couldn't say it out loud!
I got in 2.38 miles in 30 minutes. It felt good to work up a sweat.
When I got home I was so surprised to see what the kids had done while I was gone!
So the Christmas tree is up. I have great kids. :)
When the weather is nasty outside I like to do what I can to make it cozy and welcoming inside. A pot of chili seemed to be just the thing. I had a new recipe from America's Test Kitchen that I wanted to try. I had no idea it would make so much! This is a Le Creusset Dutch oven. Filled to the top! It made the house smell tasty!
I had mine with a tiny bit of rice, cheese, sour cream and jalapenos. Yum!!
Sometime in the evening I suddenly developed a cough. Nooo!!!!! I can't get sick! My first half marathon is this Sunday!! And my calves are still a bit tight.
So I've made an appointment with a doctor for my cough and for my tight calves. Everything must be in working order Sunday. And the weather better cooperate too. I've seen a picture of the promised medal and it is good. Very good. And the goodie bag.....well, I'll just show you when I get it. ;)
The rest of the night was spent relaxing with the family. A pretty good day for a Monday if you ask me.
I'm really trying to eat right (for me that means low carb because of the insulin issues) so I think I'll start taking pics of my eats like I used to. It helped keep me accountable in the past. We'll see how it goes. I have lost 1.3 pounds since yesterday!! But it's always the same pounds that I've gained the week before. Ha!
And just for fun, here's a little something to make you laugh:
On the last day of school before the Christmas break, the children brought gifts for their teacher.
The supermarket manager's daughter brought the teacher a beautiful basket of assorted fruit.
The florist's son brought the teacher a bouquet of flowers.
The candy-store owner's daughter gave the teacher a huge, pretty box of asst. candy.
Then the liquor-store owner's son brought up a big, heavy box. The teacher lifted it up and noticed that it was leaking a little bit.. She touched a drop of the liquid with her finger and tasted it.
"Is it wine?" she guessed.
"No," the boy replied.
She tasted another drop and asked, " Champagne ?"
"No," said the little boy............."It's a puppy!"