I ended up having a perfect afternoon â€“ the morningâ€™s disaster at the DMV is long forgotten. 🙂 I think itâ€™s the sunny weather. Itâ€™s hard to be annoyed in the spring, isnâ€™t it?
I worked hard all afternoon, plowing through work on the book. At some point, I made this lovely smoothie:
In the blender:
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 banana
- Frozen blueberries
- Chocolate peanut butter
- Chia seeds
My â€˜rewardâ€™ for finishing my work was exercise. :) Honestly, I looked forward to putting away the laptop and getting my sweat on all day. I started things off with a 2.0-mile walk. I left James at home so I could blast my iPod and walk briskly instead of a slow stroll. No knee pain â€“ three cheers!
Yes, I still have my timing chip from the NYC Half Marathon. No, I donâ€™t plan on removing it anytime soon! Itâ€™s a nice reminder of what Iâ€™ve accomplishedâ€¦ good to look down at as I walk my way to injury recovery. :)
Time to swim, too! A couple of people have asked me how I get over the mental fence with swimming â€“ namely, the whole changing/wet bathing suit/cold water thing. I found going on a walk in the sun before swimming was REALLY great because it warmed my body up. The water didnâ€™t feel quite so chilly.
I did 1,100 yards. Slow and steady.
Post-swim Dinner Part I: a Bagel Thin, veggie burger, and spinach salad.
We ended up going back to Kennedyâ€™s bar for TRIVIA NIGHT. I was pumped â€“ I love trivia. At the bar, I had Part II of dinner â€“ we split black bean hummus.
And I got the spinach salad, which had a ball of fried goat cheese in the center. Dare I say it was awesomesauce?
I didnâ€™t order a drink, but I did snag a few sips of the Husbandâ€™s beer. And his French fries, too.
Unfortunately, we werenâ€™t very good! I think the best thing about our team was our name.
Who knows what the question for #1 was (it was a fill-in-the-blank)?