Remember how I smashed my knee into my door while putting out the trash last Friday? Well, about that. It's still kind of sore so Lola thought she'd help me ice it......and then steal my ice cube as a refreshing snack under the coffee table. Trickster she is.
Aaaaand, Wednesday brought wonderful news of great joy!
I've been adding more nuts to my diet this past little while and was getting kind of tired of almonds. Pistachios were a nice way to mix it up.
Lola and I decided to pump some iron to pass the time. Most of Lola's happened in her head. While she slept. Right by my feet. After every set I was super careful lowering my weights to the floor so I didn't clunk her with one of the 10lb 'ers! She stayed there for a super long time while I worked out.
The benefits of adding strength to my marathon training resonates with me. Although I do not always have the motivation to do it. I'd much rather log an extra mile than pick up a dumbbell. True story. I had absolutely no excuse on Wednesday since I couldn't see down my street.
I worked my shoulders, triceps, biceps, back and chest. I also did some squats and am super sore today. No worries....it's the good kind of sore.
There was also some soup made on my Snow Day. :) It felt like the perfect day to make a nice warm tasty soup. I really enjoy this one:
It's super easy. All I do is add the pureed mixture to some chicken broth on the stove and simmer until it's the right consistency for you. Give it a go and enjoy!
For dinner, I had a craving for tortellini & pesto. mmm. This has to be one of my favourite things to eat! It was a really nice pairing with my soup. :)
Of course there was also some hot chocolate on the go during my blizzard. :D It went very well with the blog reading and movie watching I was doing.
After the whole city was dug out, I had to return to work. Several schools remained closed for the day. But not mine. :(
To comfort myself on the drive to work, I met up with a nice 'Tall Blonde' For Breakfast. ;) This just so happens to be my favourite coffee blend from Starbucks.
Yesterday's storm sure was nasty. The roads were cleared today along with the sidewalks, but frigid temperatures proved to be a beast on my run tonight when paired with the snow coverage that remained. The ploughs had tightly pressed the snow down onto the pavement/sidewalks and that coupled with the freezing windchill made for some tricky footing on sections of my run. Therefore, the pace was conservative.
This weekend Lola will be heading to the groomer for a much needed haircut. I can't wait to actually see her eyes! Along with that I plan on not doing a whole lot else....lol. Livin' on the wild side. My long run is also not that long this week since it scaled down the mileage. It does that every third week to let your body recover right. Then Monday begins my Boston Bound schedule on Training Peaks! I'm praying for a healthy body by then so that I can train properly. ((fingers crossed))
I love when you come visit me! Have a beautiful day :)
Favourite Starbucks drink: GO!
Any soup recipes to share with me?
Did you get a blast of Winter this week?