I opted out of the karaoke Halloween party last night. Just didn't feel like it. And didn't feel like consuming enough alcohol to sing karaoke. :-) Too many calories, and I was tired. Again this year I opted to buy candy that doesn't tempt me: Kit Kats, Almond Joy, Hershey Bars, Whoppers, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.
This morning's first workout: 7.20 mile loop-around-the-hill. It said 28 degrees on the thermometer at the dry cleaners on Salem Road, but with no wind, it was very pleasant. I wore my brand new 2150s. Sweet. The only thing better than new running shoes is new running shoes AND new socks.
Then I ate my bowl of oatmeal and then pedaled over to the RAC to meet Bri for a bike ride for my second workout of the day. Lindsey sold her bike last year and couldn't find one to borrow for today :-( We decided to head west from the RAC and then south on 104 to Salem Road and then south on county 15
until it ended at highway 30.
With my 4 miles to the RAC and 4 miles back home again, it was 34.84 miles. Very nice ride and I was happy to ride with Bri. :-)
Immediately after finishing the bike ride I dashed in the house and changed to go out to Oxbow for the 1:00 hike. I wore my pink gaiters.
What a beautiful day for a hike.
In attendance: Jean Murray, Adam Walters, Shelly Melby, Tom O'Leary, Wendy O'Leary, Ann Nepstad, Aaron Nepstad, Meg Bellrichard, Tod Bellrichard.
We walked a hilly 50-minute loop from the 3rd bridge parking area.
Then it was off to Margarito's for Margaritas. Or margaritas and beer, as the case may be. :-)
|Meg's frozen strawberry margarita|
I guess I'll opt out of doing time on the Stairmaster this evening. I've been doing 1-2 hours every night, but I guess I worked out enough for today. I have to say hills are my friend these days, whether on foot or the bike, so that's a good thing. On the downside, I feel like I've got tree trunks for thighs, and that's not a good thing.
I just finished making chocolate-dipped peanut butter cookies for the Cookie of the Month Club.
They will get delivered to the Y at noon tomorrow.
Jim Mason has more photos and info on the Gamehaven True Cross Country Run to be held November 13. I sure wish I was going to be in town for this one. Sounds like there is a lot of interest (I've heard a lot of chatter) and they have made some nice additions to the perks: hot soup and hot chocolate in a heated pavilion after the race, awards for the most spirited team (free caps and a free entry to Chester Woods Trail Run 2011), cannon start, handmade awards. Entry info on the RTC website.
If I'm feeling a little more motivated, tomorrow, I'll post the recipes for my veggie egg bake and crock pot steel cut oats that I brought up to St. Cloud yesterday. And maybe some more kid pix.
Quote for the day: "The best things in life are free ... a warm hug, a kind word, a smile". Enjoy the sunshine.