I am very proud of myself for the effort I put in to bike as many places as possible. But today, with winds zipping, temps in the 30s and me speeding down hills at 26 MPH, I’m finding biking to be excruciatingly painful!
My body is nice and warm, but within seconds of setting out, my entire face freezes. I have tears streaming down my face and freezing into little icy pathways. My nose starts dripping so much I have to breathe through my mouth, but with that tucked into my turtleneck jacket, it’s hard to do. I’ve started wearing sunglasses, but they don’t seem to help.
I suppose I need one of those full-face ski masks that they wear on E.T. And ski goggles. But then I’d look pretty silly, wouldn’t I!?
Guess I’ll give it some more trials before I decide what to do.
I split my workout in the warmth of the gym between the elliptical and the Stairmaster and wrapped up with 15, 10, 8 sets of push-ups. I am getting stronger!
For lunch today we went out with Karen to get some Christmas presents at Beer Run, AND, Matt’s friend Conor stopped through on his way home – perfect timing!
I decided against beer with lunch, but once I hear the Pumking was on tap, I peer pressured Matt to get a small one. It was an easy task.
And my one two three tastes were delicious!
For lunch Karen and I split the Turkey Trot sandwich
[Turkey, bacon, havarti, cranberry-walnut sauce + romaine on focaccia]
My sandwich came with this sexy pickle
Plus a simple side salad
Matt and I have a horrible appointment this afternoon: flu shots. I hate needles SO MUCH. Why-oh-why in 2010 do we still administer needles into the flesh? Just seems so cruel to me. We got a 20 minute lecture by our trio of parents at Thanksgiving Dinner about the horrors of the flu and why we need the shots. Guess they were a little homesick for parenting : )
Once we get home – we have back-2-back conference calls for the bakery, so it’s a reverse workday for us.