Today can be summed up in one word: glorious!
I read my book (South of Broad) in bed for an hour next to Matt.
And then we went RUNNING in the sunshine!!
Yep, my leg is feeling much more normal on a regular basis so I decided to test it out again. I’m excited to report that I made it about 3.5 miles without any feeling or any pain in my leg (although I did aim to run slow and keep my stride short). I started to feel a little bit of twinging from 3.4 – 4.3 miles. No pain, just "feeling" it. I’m not all better, but I’m on the mend. Another week or rest and I’ll do another test. It feels great post-run, so that’s really good news too.
When we got home, we decided we should do some weeding in our yard since our realtor is coming to take some updated exterior photos.
I was getting hungry and was very thirsty so I had the second half of the ISO-5 coconut sports drink to tide me over. I really like these! The lemon/lime/pineapple flavors the best. And I like that they come in small bottles. One bottle is only 11 oz and 60 calories, I believe.
I am very experienced at weeding. My dad used to make me weed ridiculous things when I was in high school as my "chores." One time I had to trim a bush with scissors!!
Weeding your own yard is much more enjoyable. Especially if you’re trying to sell it!
I also swept the driveway
And MOWED the front yard! (Only took me about 25 minutes)
Then it was LUNCHTIME!
Matt grilled us up some delicious sandwiches. Applegate Farms Herbed Turkey, Wisconsin bleu cheese, tomato, spinach, mustard.
SO GOOD! The outside was charred and crunchy and the bleu cheese was strong!
We complimented the sandwiches with some kettle chips! Nothing goes better with a sandwich
These are a new kind sent to me to review from Boulder Canyon Natural Foods.
The chips are great – crunchy and curly – just how they should be! Ingredient list is simple. But the best part is that the bag is compostable!!!!
I portioned out a handful onto my plate. Matt ate from the bag! He LOVED them!
I was in charge of the fruit portion of lunch and asked Matt if he wanted to chew his fruit or drink it. He chose drink! I Vita-mixed together:
- 1 cup Organic Valley Yogurt Drink
- ~1.5 cups fresh local strawberries
- 1/2 a banana
- 2 handfuls ice
- ~10-15 roasted almonds
- 1 scant scoop Vega Vanilla Chai (which really makes any smoothie fabulous)
Matt couldn’t get enough of it!
Notice the Davidson seal on my glass
Lastly, we added in some celery with some of that TJ’s Cilantro Jalapeno hummus. It was amazing!! Spicy with tons of flava. Definitely worth buying over making it from scratch, in my opinion.
I’m in the middle of packing for my trip and deciding what to wear to the funeral.
- Nude hose or black? Or none?
- Black sweater or blazer?
It’s going to be cold and rainy.
Lastly, mom sent me this awesome You Tube video of a virtual choir. Everyone recorded their part individually and they streamed it together – with a conductor and everything. Worth listening to the whole thing!
Have a great afternoon!