Are Mondays the worst in your gym?
I’m a little nervous about what winter is going to bring, but so far it’s ONLY Monday nights where the gym looks like this. Kevin managed to snag a treadmill right away, but I was stuck on the arc trainer for a little bit. People actually jumped in front of me THREE times to get one. Finally, Kevin stepped in and saved one for me!! Haha. I think he just wanted to get out of the gym faster.
I had a speed workout marked on the calendar for today so we chose to run 6x400m with 90 seconds of rest in between. I jogged in between the quarters and ended up with 2.27 miles in 16:46! Still a 7:23 pace overall.
Now I have a question for those of you who run with dogs.
Ever since I started running with Pippa Cordelia, I’ve had problems with my right shoulder and my right hip. Isn’t that ridiculous?
I have problems with my hip if I run with the leash around my waist (like the above picture), but it’s the best way to keep the little princess under control. It took me a few weeks to figure out that was why my hip was bothering me. I’m not very quick to catch on! When we ran the 10k in the park on Saturday, I held the leash only in my right hand. But then I woke up this morning feeling like I ripped my right shoulder out of place. She wears a gentle leader, but you still have to keep a pretty tight grip – especially if there are dogs or squirrels around! My arm is pretty messed up today. I don’t know if I could even do burpees!! Haha. So I need to figure out a better system!
Today seemed like a great day to make muffins! I used this recipe for Cranberry Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins. I don’t really like putting sugar in things like that so I decided to use a banana instead. It worked out! They were also mostly devoid of cranberries, except for a raisin or two on top.
Meanwhile my dogs were sleeping like otters. Holding hands so they wouldn’t drift apart.
Okay, the truth is the peppy Pippa woke up first and wanted to play with grumpy Boyd. I made her stop pestering him, and she ended up just falling back asleep!
I made a big pot of chicken & rice soup for dinner. I didn’t use this recipe, but I was I was inspired by it to add some curry powder and dill for flavor.
So, I’m really not into iPhone/iPad games, but I love Letterpress!
Kevin and I just finished our first game. I guess we didn’t realize the rule that the game would be over when all the tiles were colored. Oops. So Kevin won. I’ll get him next time!!!!
Any leash running tips? Maybe it would help if I didn’t run with keys and iPhone in my other hand. It’s a little tricky!
Do you play Letterpress? Or another favorite iPhone game? This is the first one I’ve played in a loooong time. Little kids always ask me for a game to play, and I never have anything. Think this will work?
P.S. Did you see Pippa’s kitten sister, Pippa?!