Blog readers, meet Aleve, my new best friend.
I was … um … overly ambitious with my workout plan yesterday. In AA we sort of have a rule that suggests one "plan the plans, but not the results." Good thing that's part of my philosophy or I'd be beating myself up for not doing what I said I was going to do.
After all I've been up to lately, and a steady run Tuesday, I managed to walk 8.2 miles, but NO rowing [until later in the day], NO weight training and NO mowing – all of which I'd intended to do. [What was I thinking?!?] And it took me for-freaking-ever to finish the walk. Like more than two hours, which is pretty darned slow, even for me.
I nearly stepped on a black snake during the last half-mile of the route. He was taking a sunbath along the side of the road. If he hadn't parked himself at the top of the hill – and if I hadn't been so tired – I'd have gone back with the camera. Even for the sake of creepy blog fodder, I'm not that energetic.
Have you seen this free pattern from Berroco? Or have I been so busy the last couple weeks that I'm the last knitter in the world to find it? Looks like the Ultra™ Alpaca called for in the pattern is a little lighter than worsted weight, but I could probably substitute with Lamb's Pride to make a slightly bigger bag. I love the second colorway [see the website], although I know it would show dirt pretty quickly. But seriously, what a cute design this is! I think I just added it to my list of projects.
The baby boy twin's sweater is finished except for sewing on buttons, and I'm doing Elizabeth Zimmermann's baby sweater [from Knitter's Almanac] for the girl twin. Started it last night and actually got all of the yoke done while watching The Biggest Loser. The sweater is constructed from the top down; each little sleeve is done separately, then the body, then you sew the side/underarm seams and you're done.
I was inspired by last night's TBL. Renée, I'm sure, will offer a complete play-by-play later today; she does such a great analysis. I'm amazed at the number of pounds they can drop and realize that daily, consistent, hard workouts probably contribute most to their success. I was a little annoyed at Bob's commercial for One-a-Day multivitamins stuck in the middle of the show. There are enough commercials already! Enough, I say!
Anyway, I was so inspired after the final weigh-in that I hopped on the rowing machine during the elimination and did 20 minutes.
Then I took an Aleve.