Monday, September 16, 2013
Road trippin' and seasonal eats
We did a road trip and while I'm not a fan of leaving when it's dark due to sleep deprivation, I am a fan of the way everything looks in morning light. This particular morning was stunning. The fog was plentiful and while the trees haven't changed yet, many of the fields were a golden hue with the fog kissing the top. Fields of cows lazily grazing, horses swatting their tails and goats kneeling and lounging after their breakfast. Sometimes a drive through the country is very invigorating as long as the smells don't infiltrate. I didn't have the good camera but the phone captured one of the many foggy roads we encountered.
We went antiquing and I ran across this old dollhouse I used to have as a kid.
I was so sad to see it because I wondered what happened to mine. I spent many an afternoon playing with that thing. Sigh. If you only knew when you were a kid how much you would miss those things in your adulthood. We walked around this place for 3 1/2 hours and about that time, my hips, ankles and feet were on fire. This was the first time I wore my level 3 inserts in the shoes for a long period of time so that means my leg muscles were re-aligning again. Forrest and her magic shoes. *rolling eyes* I need to keep this up though because we have a side trip coming up in a few months and I need to be able to take long periods of walking. I took ibuprofen and it did nothing for the pain. I hobbled through the rest of the day and the long car ride home was a welcome rest.
The next day was all about welcoming Fall.
Breakfast was pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes, 2 strips of center cut bacon, fruit and tea. Lunch was grilled cheese and tomato soup. Holy yum. Dinner was turkey chili with low sodium oyster crackers. We enjoyed the cooler temps and I am ready for the season to commence!
Yesterday we started off the workout week with Turbo Fire 45 EZ. Before I could do anything, I had to have the Mr massage my knee before I could move. I had to massage his hip before he could do anything. so there we are laying on the floor with his head toward my feet, rubbing each other, looking like were ready to get in a classic naughty position and feeling 80 years old. We're settling into middle age quite nicely. Halfway through the workout, I had to modify because I could no longer kick my leg forward at all. When we were done, I had to enforce a mandatory yoga stretch session because walking the rest of the day was out if I didn't. We did that and a little foam rolling with the big monster. We felt much better and could continue with our day.
I've got all of my meals planned out for the week which is one less thing to think about and I'm down with that!
What did you do this weekend?
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