Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Presidents Day with my Mr
We had yesterday off so we decided we'd take our workout outside. Well, I did. Of course I forgot my camera and we had some of the best lighting and things to take pics of. It was 50 degrees which is usually very doable but with howling winds the whole time, I think we lost a good 10-15 degrees. We walked for two miles and it felt like four. It started with this stair hike...
|Sadly this was not yesterday.|
You might remember it from previous hikes. This was the first time we did this since my injury. My feet did okay on the stairs, it was my lungs that were burning and I thought I was going to have a heart attack. That's what happens when high impact is out of the picture for 2 months. Well actually they always give me fits but this one was pretty bad. When we got to our halfway point in the hike across the lake, we sat at a picnic table and lamented over the hike back. It was soooo windy and cold. Whose stupid ass idea was that??
I burned 860 calories which was okay. I could've burned less and still felt like I got a good workout in because I was sore and my legs were like jello. We made it back somehow and I had to pee so bad that I was willing to use the port-a-potty provided. There were actually two so we decided to go in at the same time in each one. I had my rear exposed and ready to sit when something told me to turn around again and thank God I did. There was a big ol' poo log on the seat. REALLY!?!?! I mean, how do you miss a big hole? Something tells me it was done intentionally. This happened in retail quite frequently in my teen years and a friend confirms it still does. People are disgusting. I mean, can you imagine if I'd sat down!? *barfing* I told the Mr about my unsavory discovery on the black toilet seat and he cleaned his up so I would have a less grody toilet to use. Chivalry is not dead.
On our way back, the Mr pulled into a pet store so we could love on a furry nugget. I saw this little brindle, kind of unattractive to most, little long hair Dachshund. He was pawing at the window at me and that was all I needed. He was easily distracted, wiggly, looked like a 90 year old man and had little round biscuit paws. The girl said she loved him and called him "Grandpa Ralph." The name totally fit. He would play a little, get distracted a lot and because of his unwieldy body as he was trying to hop up, fell backwards and knocked his wee noggin. That settled him down. I scooped him up and smooched his head and the Mr made him follow his finger with his eyes. He seemed okay. I hope he gets adopted, he was so unusual looking but sweet. I'd name him Curmudgeon or Gramps if we got him...we're not but you know, hypothetically.
We came home and I had half of dinner already made so within 10 minutes we were ready to go. That was nice. I still had a hard time getting warm though so the Mr made us some hot tea. I am trying to convert to stevia but am having a hard time. That stuff is NASTY! I've tried it in every incarnation and it tastes like cardboard. I wish it wasn't so expensive.
So all in all, it was a nice way to spend a day off.
I also got the good news that a friend of ours who is a runner will take our treadmill! She's a wonderful girl and she is having to go to the gym to get her incline running in and it's a big time suck for her so she was thrilled. There's nothing wrong with it, it's just unfortunately wrong for us at this point in time. So once she brings her muscle men over Friday to get it, we can order our elliptical. We've tried it out and it's nice and smooth so we're looking forward to some new workout blood in the dungeon. I also noticed a huge rip in one of our Ripcord resistance bands and they have lifetime replacement so we're getting that taken care of. I think they're going bad right on time so we're glad we went through a place that will replace them. She even encouraged us to check all of our bands so they could replace any with the slightest sign of wear so we could save on shipping.
Did you have yesterday off? Ever encounter an unfriendly bathroom surprise? Got any exercise equipment you're getting rid of or need to replace?
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