Saturday, August 20, 2011

Why dont you take a long walk?

August 20, 2011

Ahhh, Saturday.

Yesterday was a long day at work, however for the first time in months I did not partake in our Friday afternoon "social hour" when we all sit around and unwind and have a beer or two. I guess it helped that I was in a meeting till after 5:00, so it really didnt feel like I wasnt partaking, it felt like social hour didnt happen at all. My legs were sore all day, a good sore. I am figuring out that wearing heels at work for 9+ hours is actually helping my recovery. I wore flat sandals on Friday and could feel my legs get tighter and tighter as the day went on.

Hubs and I woke up this morning and knew we wanted to do "something" that would be considered exercise. We got out of bed and spent an hour or so having coffee on the back deck, which we really need to do more often (rather than sit on the couch like zombies). We talked and shared how we both felt after our first full week. Neither of us want to burn out... and  moderation is key. After contemplating if we should go to the local track and try to do an at home WOD since crossfit is closed today, we decided that we would go for a walk than come home and make some breakfast.

Hmmmm, well we wanted to make Almond Waffles and needed vanilla extract... so, why not walk to the small country store near our house. Takes about 6 minutes to drive there, but we had no idea how long of a walk it was to get there. We changed and took off for our walk. It wound up being 2.6 miles each way, 5.2 miles all together (I checked the mileage on Google Maps when we got back). Felt good.

Anyway... we came home had a great breakfast. Waffles were better than I thought... Tonight we are heading out to a Mexican restaurant... its certainly going to be our "cheat" night, but we are looking forward to it...

Recipe For Waffles
Comes from a cookbook a friend lent me called "Everyday Grain-Free Gourmet"
1 Cup Almond Flour
1/4 Tsp Salt
1/4 Tsp Baking Soda
4 Eggs
2 Tbsp Honey
1 Tsp Vanilla

Mix the dry ingredients, than add the wet and mix together with a wisk. Let them sit for 15 minutes in the fridge than cook at usual.

We added fresh fruit and a little sugar free syrup. Tasted pretty good.

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