Christmas is officially over, and I can't wait to take down my tree. Don't get me wrong, I love the holidays. But when they're over, they're over.
The past few days have been very busy for me. Not in having multiple social engagements or anything- but I've been cooking my little head off. I bought a Kitchen Aid yesterday (Merry Christmas to me), and went nuts. I made 3 loaves of bread that were probably the best bread I've ever made (actually made with polenta....how cool is that?!), homemade vegan cinnamon rolls that I sent D to work with (figure if he has to suffer working for the week, may as well make it yummy for him), another 2 loaves of whole wheat bread today, not to mention a creamy cauliflower soup, steamed wild rice salad, and crockpot tortilla soup. I probably only stopped cooking because I've run out of room.
Yesterday was a Rest or Crosstrain day, and I promise I tried to crosstrain. I really did. I went to the Y for the 1115 spinning class...and the instructor was a no-show. I would have done something else, but all my high-impact bras were dirty and I was wearing a lesser bra...so I ended up leaving the gym to go shopping. Possibly considered strength training, but aside from really hating it, I didn't have my iPod, and would never have handled suffering through the boredom without it.
I was planning on running this morning, but again said running bras were either dirty, or hanging on the drying rack. So....I went out to lunch with D, the kids, and a friend instead. But all is not lost, I promise. I ran my scheduled distance right after serving up dinner to the rest of the family. It was a great run and I felt incredibly strong - almost like a real runner instead of feeling like I was forcing myself to go through with it. I ran the entire time, no walking other than the first 2 mintues or so as a warm up.
It's cold, but I didn't notice. I wore an under armour long sleeve shirt and a fleece over it. Even felt a wee warm after the first few minutes, but barely noticeable. I have a new hat :) and wore that and my nike gloves. The weather was 37 degrees, but no wind. I hadn't eaten since about 130 pm (I ran at 7), but that's probably a good thing since lunch was a spicy veggie burger and some onion rings.
So now...I'm off to shower than make my own dinner (thank goodness I have so many leftovers, right???).