Sunday, January 13, 2013

A Cold Day Requires...

Lots of clothes, when you plan on going for an outdoor jog.

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I met up with my neighbor (the lovely woman who brought me butter) for a brisk, hilly, 4 mile walk / jog (+6).  I cannot tell you how amazing it felt to:

a. be outside breathing in the cold air and not on the treadmill breathing in basement air

b. move my body in a jogging motion 

c. have someone to talk to other than Ina Mae

d. be sore in the morning - oh so sore, but it hurts SO good.  I love it.  

I ate a bowl of cereal before the run (5). 

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Kim, my neighbor, is training for a half marathon, so I hope to join her for a few of her Saturday long runs.  

While I was running, Dan was watching Ina Mae.  

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This was the first time they were alone together, and apparently it didn't go so well.  Something about an epic blowout and choking on her own spit.  

Maybe now Dan will stop teasing me about being retired and understand that sometimes taking care of her is work.  Although, I have to admit that most of the time taking care of her does seem a little like retirement.  Ha!

A cold day also requires comfort food.  

After the run I defrosted with a bowl of leftover white chili (13) with a healthy dose of hot sauce.  

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Dan made us a big pot of chicken and noodles (18) for dinner while we looked outside at the snow.  

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Enjoyed with a glass of wine (4), and appetizers of roasted green beans and beef jerky (2).

After our run, but before it started snowing, Ina Mae and I went to a baby shower.  

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It was so fun to see all these babies playing together and to see all the girl outfits being opened.  At the shower I had the cutest cookie and some nuts (10).  

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It was a wonderful Saturday.

Thought for the day




  1. I am excited for you being able to get back out there. I don't know how you do so many runs/ walks on a treadmill. With a baby is more understandable though.

  2. You need more runs like that! (Although I am jealous you can run outside this time of year.) Please, please don't let Dan become one of those dads that "babysits" his own kids! ;-)

  3. Congrats on the outside run! I am looking forward to running again one day (19 weeks prego right now). Super random question, what kind of noddles are those in the soup?? Thanks!

    1. Congrats! The noodles are Reams - they are in the frozen section of the grocery store. :)


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