I was recently reading a certain lovely lady’s blog and she was discussing her coffee drinking habit. While I don’t consider myself a coffee addict (what addict does?), I definitely go through phases with it. I’ll have coffee every day for a few months, and then none for weeks on end. Generally, I walk to work and look pityingly at the poor souls who line up outside Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts like addicts outside a methadone clinic. During the holidays, I must admit I became one of those drones. Unable to get my act together enough to make my own cup of gold, I shelled out $4 almost every day for just one more hit, just one more, and then I promised I’d go clean.
Well, I’m proud to say the new year has brought about a slightly more frugal RunnerWife and I’m now making a more concerted effort to brew my own magic right here in my kitchen each morning before work. And thanks to my beautiful sister and her brother-in-law, and a very generous Huz, I’ve taken their gift
Yesterday morning, I started my day with a bowl of Wheat Chex and a cup of magic elixir and it was tasty, inexpensive, and made within the comfort of my own home. You know what else was made at home? An awesome dinner courtesy of Huz featuring this little guy
Dinner was enjoyed while stretching and watching The Dark Knight. Why did I engage in evening stretching, you ask? Because I finally made it back to the gym yesterday! You might have noticed there’s been a distinct absence of weekday exercise in these parts lately and I’m totally taking the easy way out and blaming the holidays. Yesterday I finally made myself get back to the gym, and I’m so glad I did! I ran three miles, broken up after each mile with strength and core work.
Mile 1: 7:50
Mile 2: 8:15
Mile 3 (cooldown): 8:45
Not too shabby for a quick midday workout!
Well, my coffee mug is empty, my cereal is gone and I think it’s finally time to head to work. Have a great Tuesday!