Monday, January 30, 2012

Monday Mashup

Lots of little things to talk about today so here goes...

The  Captain and I went out for a 3 mile run this morning.  It was an out and back route that we did once before and I kind of like it as it is mostly uphill on the return and it is hard. I know, I am a bit odd that way. I like things to be hard, just not impossible

I took my Gymboss timer along. I won it on a giveaway from Lisa at Mom to Marathon some time ago but hadn't ever used it.  I kept meaning to try it, and bought batteries for it, but then kept forgetting about it.  So I finally got it out of the package and worked through the instructions - Gymboss For Dummies anyone?  And I set it on the counter where I would be sure to see it when we got ready to go this morning.

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I clipped it to the front of my jacket just before we set out the door.  And we did our 3 minute warmup walk and as we started to run, I hit the button and off we went.  I love this thing!  It beeped rather loudly 5 times right on time to start our one minute walk... and again to end it.  I think it is a great little tool and I will be using it a lot now that I have gotten past the initial fear of it.   I am very thankful now, Lisa!

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stretch 5 minutes

Then we came in and got into dry clothes before drinking some water... and I made us each a smoothie to drink while we stretched.

vanilla whey protein powder, banana, cinnamon, ground flax seeds

I am such a tea lover and we use the ceramic teapot here several times a day... and always wrap a tea towel around it to keep the tea hot. So, last week I bought some chunky yarn and knitted a tea cosy!  I had forgotten how much I enjoyed knitting, especially while watching tv as it keeps my hands too busy to snack!  And I can never just sit and watch tv - I have to be doing something else so this was a fun use of that time.

The color wouldn't be my first choice but it works very well in this kitchen and this house which is decorated in browns, greens, and golds.

better than a tea towel at least

I made a really tasty 'stew' last night for dinner from a recipe I found in a book called Hunger Free Forever.  Very easy and it was filling and delicious.... have a look and let me know if you try it.

I cannot believe it is almost the end of January... where did it go?

Do you knit or crochet or do any crafts?

Did you meet your January goals?


  1. no my January goals were blown out of the water but that's okay, sometimes it happens!

    you are so talented! love your tea cozy! i wish i could knit/crochet!

  2. i am loving all the delicious looking eats/drinks in this post! and i am the SAME way about the tv. i can never just sit and watch. always gotta be doing something and unfortunately its normally eat...i should try your idea of keeping my hands busy otherwise :)

  3. I don't do any crafts but I would LOVE to knit like you! I would make all kinds of pretty scarves and hats!! I love the little teapot cover you made - it's so cute!

  4. January will be my highest mileage month ever at over 200k! I'm very happy with that. I'm not into crafts - I'm just not good at them!

  5. Man, I wish I knew how to knit/crochet!! One of my cousins is really good at it -- in fact, years ago she made me a scarf! It's one of my faves:)

    I seriously don't know where January went either! I didn't even get a chance to MAKE January goals! haha!! Not true... I'm definitely moving forward!

  6. I've been crocheting quite a lot over the last couple of months - it's more relaxing and "switch-off-y" than watching tv :)

    I wish my garmin was capable of simply beeping every minute or two minutes...

  7. I didn't set any goals for January and I would have if I hadn't started out the month being so sick. Hopefully February will be better!


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