All I knew (or let sink into my head) about the weather for the weekend was that it was going to be above freezing on Sunday…ABOVE FREEZING. So when I woke up Saturday morning, assuming it was going to be headed towards Sunday’s predicted temps, I was in total shock when I saw this:
TM work was great and I followed up it up with “my” plank combo and then fooled around on the TRX trying to find a new core exercise to do and came up with this awesome one:
The idea is you hold yourself in a side plank and do pull-ins with the bottom knee. Took me a few tries just to stabilize myself in the side plank with that top foot in the stirrups of the TRX. But once I got that, it was a pretty sweet core workout with the pull-ins!
She may not be able to speak…
Whenever I lay my clothes out on the bed in the morning, invariably, when I come out of the shower, Abby is lying on top of them – because they smell of me. So while at Walmart this weekend doing some grocery shopping, I picked up another fleece blanket (you can never have too many of those – especially during a Canadian winter) with the hopes that Abby could use it on my bed, instead of my clothes to curl up with…
Saturday evening’s walk was cold…
Sunday morning was my “long” run – again, still just 7 miles. Andy was dropped off at 9:45 and off we went…into GORGEOUS winter running weather.
After the run I met up with some old teammates of mine for brunch (aka BACON TIME)
These girls were on the team when I first joined in 2006. Two of them have since given up running because of family commitments or injury and the other has switched teams…this “other” one, Liz, is turning 50 next year and runs a 1:28 half…this is “slow” for her…when I was running with her, she was aiming for sub 2:50 marathons. Unreal.
I was hoping to go for a skate this afternoon but, by the time I had finished brunch, I knew I didn’t have enough time – I had food prep and laundry calling my name at home!
This is a Taco Soup recipe in the slow cooker…add a little sour cream and Tostitos chips and I’m in love!!!I am not a huge veggie fan, but I know that I need to eat them. So this is one way I get a good amount of veggies in me – pasta salad. Note for Jen and Carmen: there are NO broccoli stalks in this salad. Abby gets them!
Ok, need to go cuddle with this lump of cuteness!