One chore I absolutely cannot STAND to do is get air in my tires. I have hated it since I turned 16 and my dad showed me how to do it (and then every holiday through college told me my tires were low). I hate getting gas too. There are two main reasons why I hate these chores:
1) I always do them when I am headed somewhere and feel rushed
2) It makes your hands all dirty
A few weeks ago I thought I probably needed air when the temps dropped and spend $2.25 in quarters and STILL didn’t think my tires were up to 30PSI. All of my pressure gauges are broken so I had to rely on the one on the air thinger and I don’t know if it was accurate or not. So I eventually had to sanitize my hands and leave for class without enough air.
So 3 weeks later I go back for a second try. I filled all of the tires up in about 60 seconds. I realized that last time I was doing it wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wasn’t thinking and didn’t push the lever down to actually pump the air in. So for a good 10 minutes and $3 in quarters, I was just sitting there holding the air thing up to my tires. D’OH!!
So as of now, I have both gas + air 🙂
[Sorry if that was super boring!!]
After the auto fixes I went straight to the gym. We haven’t had much more precipitation and will probably just get light rain all day 🙁 Maybe a little sumptin’ tonight. My workout was just OK – kind of low key and rushed. I did 30 minutes on the Stairmaster and then 15 on the Stat bike and then had to rush home for a conference call that we ended up rescheduling.
I wore a shirt to the gym that I was asked to review by Endure Sportswear.
[After taking this photo I put on about 3 more layers for traveling to the gym!]
PROS: I shirt I picked was a size small, and at first I thought it would be too big, but I kind of liked how it was looser. It did fit well and was comfy. I liked the fabric – it was thick enough – and there was a cute little pocket for a key, snack, or MP3 player.
CONS: What I didn’t like was that once I started sweating the shirt did get wet and since it wicked the sweat off of me, when the shirt did touch my stomach the sweat was icy cold!! More form fitting clothes don’t get cold because they lay against your body. So I’d recommend this shirt for summer months only. I also don’t like that it’s dry clean only. I mean, I’m not just going to rinse out a shirt that I sweat stinky gallons in! Nor am I going to dry clean it. Not sure what I’ll end up doing.
A plus is that the Endure shirts are only about $16, which for sports clothes is quite inexpensive. Plus if you’d like, I’ve got a coupon code for 15% off: ENDURE101 good through January 31st. Need a last minute Xmas gift?
On to lunch – and it’s a good one!!!
I am nominating this for the KERF Awards’ Best Salad Of The Year and also Best Use Of Leftovers.
- Green leaf lettuce + spinach dressed in 1/2 tsp olive oil, agave and Krazy salt
- 1/2 cup mango
- 1/2 cup leftover Pumpkin Spice Garbanzos
- Leftover acorn squash petals
- Leftover pancake pitas
Now I really hope my intestines don’t burst! I tried not to eat too much squash skin, but I inevitably ate most of it!
- Phone calls to make
- Presents to wrap that didn’t happen last week
- Dishes to do
- Errands to run (Costco)
- and possible a beer tasting that the napping brewer wants to attend when he wakes up