feeling a little exhausted

the “no break” lifestyle is already catching up to me. thursday is my next day off and i cannot fucking wait.

saturday morning, jamie, paula, and i worked out at the gym. we did a semi-strength workout, including some new intervals on the rowing machine… row full body for 1 min, then row arms only for 30 secs, then row just legs for 30 sec. the arm-only row is ridiculously hard!! it was a fantastic back workout!

today i decided to skip my 08:30am group run – i decided to sleep in and play some wow instead with a giant mug of coffee. that felt good. then i attacked more christmas baking. i tried to make these “cherry-almond balls”, but i did not adjust the flour quantity enough so they broke and crumbled while baking. may they rest in peace in the garbage. after that failure, i tackled a fancy martha stewart recipe: chocolate peppermint cookies – a choc peppermint wafer-like cookie dipped in white chocolate and sprinkled with ground candy cane. they turned out. and they are fucking delicious.

i proceeded to the gym to run my long-sunday-run. i am developing quite an aversion to winter running due to the uneven terrain. this past week, i rolled my ankle while walking back from coffee at work. it was sore for a couple days. so… i decided to play it extra safe and run inside today.i thought running 6miles on the treadmill would be brutally boring. it wasn’t nearly as bad as i expected! i focused on my heart rate, and made sure to maintain a pace slow enough that i could have a mildly hindered conversation. it worked out just fine.

jamie and i just dragged all the x-mas boxes from the storage room. my back is killing me from all the standing from baking and running. now we’re going to put up the tree. omfg i am ready for bed, and it isn’t even 8pm.