Monday, July 21, 2014
Furniture on the move and two wheelin'
Not one of the best weekends on record and nothing I care to document for posterity. Just hope the worst is behind me right now. After dealing with a heinous woman who sold us our area rug, we decided to get some extra padding to go between the pad and rug because there was no cush. It seems to be better and I think the rug is growing on us. I also think once we have the couches delivered over the next week or two that it will help pull the look together. We got the 2nd armoire into the house. It's not ready to be decorated yet because the wax still has to cure but I've got the doors and knobs back on, plus a little extra somethin' and I'm going to go through the huge box that resides behind the door before I just shove it back in there. I need to purge.
This week the table goes out in the garage, you know, when the weather is suppose to get humid and disgusting. It must know I needed to stain.
Active recovery week was good and I'm ready to get back to it. I tracked, I lowered calories a little to compensate for less intense workouts, ate more fish and tried to get in more water than normal. Just have to keep it up and improve in my weak spots which oddly enough was PT. Because our normal routine was thrown off, I didn't do my balance/strengthening exercises and no ankle massages. Idiot. The legs are paying the price so again, getting back to business so I don't feel 80 years old.
Actually, our first workout of the week was a different one for us. Our city has bike rental stations throughout popular parks, very similar to Chicago's bike program. I surprised the Mr with a rental after poo pooing it at another park on Thursday due to cost. I picked a park that I was sure was going to be pretty dead because it borders a not so great side of town. Coincidentally, it was right behind the high rise we worked at when I was 19 and he was 21. We wondered why the hell we didn't go to this park all the time to eat lunch. Idiots. Anyhoo...this is where a good blogger would've remembered to bring a camera but then I remembered this...
It's been forever since either of us have been on a bike. I'm talking that was the first time we ever rode them together and we've been together 22 years so... I was quite wobbly at first but as the saying goes, it was just like riding a bike...because it was...you know, riding a bike. There were two empty parking lots by the park and we just rode in circles to reacquaint ourselves with the idea of being on them. You only get a certain time limit before they start racking up additional charges so we kept it to the initial time and rode back to the docking station. The good news is I won't need a hysterectomy. Pretty sure I'm sterile. The joys of being obese and tall is adjusting the seat so you can actually peddle and then have your upper half bear down on your pubic bone for an extended period of time. Yay! It's not something we can do all the time but it'll be nice for a change of pace and I'm thinking especially in the Fall when the bike path re-opens and the kids are back in school it will make for nicer surroundings for us to explore. I'm just glad I didn't bite it because we don't have helmets, we rode old school and I suppose if this becomes a habit, we might invest in them. Not a bad way to burn 740 calories.
For dinner, I rewarded our not slamming into the pavement with this:
Top sirloin with caramelized onion and pineapple chutney and bacon and Havarti cheese baked potato. Yum!
So, that's about it.
Happy Monday to you all!
What did you do this weekend?
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