Wow, Sunday evening already ! Very busy week, more than usual. As I took Monday off, I needed to fit five days of work into four. We are also redoing our kitchen, so a lot of organization, coordinating and planning in my life at the moment.
I didn’t eat as well as I would have liked. Travel, quirky schedule, workshops and turning the kitchen upside down didn’t help. But I pretty much got in the exercise I wanted to.
Monday : skiing
Tuesday / Wednesday : off
Thursday : 35 minute Tabata workout at home
Friday : 45 minute aqaugym class
Saturday : 35 minute weights for upper body / abdominals
Sunday : 50 minute run
Today’s run was great. It was spring like out. Green grass, blue sky, tons of people – I had to dodge and avoid many of them, almost like a race, literally. I ran later (around 11 a.m.) than I usually do. So the later time plus the fantastic weather means lots of people !
Before running I always warm up. I have had shin splints and some knee / foot issues so I make a big effort to warm up correctly. 5-10 minute dynamic warm up before leaving the house then 5– 10 minute walk before I start running. I am usually pretty good about stretching after my runs but not after other workouts.
The Tabata workout from Thursday did a job on my calf muscles. I probably didn’t stretch as much as I should have, then I jumped around like crazy in the pool on Friday, then I ran today… so I figured some foam rolling would do me good.
Well, it proved challenging. My cat is a lap cat, and as soon as I sat on the floor he came over to rub up against me, then sit on my lap. Too cute. The foam roll was not too effective though because I could hardly move.
I spent the afternoon painting. We are redoing the kitchen and I needed to do the walls before they tile the floor. I love looking at all the options and always have a very hard time deciding. I wanted something off white but of course there are literally 30 different off whites… so I decided on an off white with a beige tint. We were very efficient today, and did both the walls (second coat of primer + first coat of paint) and the ceiling (first coat of paint). Still need to do another coat on both the ceiling and the walls but it looks great already.
Happy Super Bowl Sunday to my American friends !
Do you find it easy to pick out paint ? Do you like painting ? How was your weekend ?