Much of the day was spent in positions apropos of a contortionist… there is just no way that I can sit comfortably at my desk at work without hurting my knee. (It doesn’t hurt when I walk / run… just when I’m sitting in a chair with my leg bent, or when I’m going down stairs. Going up stairs is fine. Bizarre.)
Anyway, before that, I took my newest pair of shoes out for a test run… the short easy runs are the perfect time for that, I think!
Okay, yes, this is getting a little out of control. I think I’m done for a while! Anyway, I was wearing the New Balance 890. (Obviously, I went with the green.)
It’s not fair to judge the shoes by this, since my ankle was aching a bit and so I didn’t lace them up using the two eyelets on the top, the way I normally would. But I think they’re okay — they’re definitely more lightweight than what I’ve been wearing!
Weirdest splits ever. Side note, the “start time” of my runs has been getting later and later … because I have to pry myself out of bed first! This is a problem.
Just for kicks, I mapped out the route I took this morning and got the elevation profile.
Interesting. Sure didn’t feel like what I see here!
Back home again, time to try a new-to-me cereal.
It tasted like… bran flakes. Genius observation, considering they essentially are bran flakes! There was a strange sort of “chewiness” there, though. Maybe that’s because of the honey… see my new wildflower honey bear? 😉
When I arrived at work, I discovered a lovely present: Mr. J was out today! Apparently, my useless co-worker decided that meant that he could leave for the majority of the day, too, which annoyed me because I would have loved to go home as well… but whatever. I played contortionist instead.
On with the “new products” parade.
I actually opened this a few days ago, but I wasn’t wild about it. I threw it in a couple of salads, but I really didn’t like the flavor, especially not with the dressing I have at work (raspberry vinaigrette)! I finally finished the package today.
In a multigrain wrap with alfalfa sprouts and Bragg’s… my alfalfa seeds sprouted like crazy this week. Odd. Background: oven-roasted sweet potato with (what else?) maple syrup.
And, finally, I could not wait for the weekend to try this, because I was just so excited… I know it’s not new per se, but it’s been marked dairy until now, so I couldn’t try it.
Chocolate peanut butter swirl coconut milk ice cream! I definitely liked this better than the chocolate peanut butter So Delicious and Soy Delicious ice creams, but it was almost too rich. I absolutely loved that it didn’t taste like coconut, though — just chocolate chunks and peanut butter swirls.
And then I went for an abbreviated swim, because even though I can run without much pain, I can’t swim. Like I said: bizarre. Well, I can, but I can’t kick / push off the wall, so I felt all unbalanced, and the water was too cold to just be floating along, so I went home. Reeking of chlorine, since the showers were even colder than the pool! (I happen to love the smell of chlorine. My mom, however, does not.)
And that was my oh-so-exciting day. I actually was supposed to see my therapist today, but I politely informed her that I could think of a million and one things I would rather do on my birthday, so we skipped it. But she did send me a “happy birthday” text. Aww. Though around these parts, my birthday is actually on Thursday… um, hooray? I get to do it all over again!
Since I am now truly ancient, I will drag my decrepit old self into bed.
Happy Hump Day!
“There is still no cure for the common birthday.”