Late in the afternoon when Ryan and I were battling snickerdoodle cookie comas yesterday, we figured that getting outside and going for a long walk was a much better way to fight sugar fatigue than bumming around on the couch for the rest of evening.
We leashed Sadie up and headed out to a nearby park to explore a new area.
We saw a ton of runners and bikers on the path and I completely understand its appeal. The whole path was paved and super wide which made it ideal for all different kinds of activities. I want to bring my rollerblades out there soon!
We planned to do a small loop, but ended up getting a little lost and wound up walking for about two hours.
Shockingly I was the one who suggested the right way home for once, but I listened to Ryan’s inclination to turn a different direction since his sense of direction is typically about 5,000 times better than mine. (We laugh because I always feel like whatever way I’m facing at the time is north. Naturally.)
Well, when I realized my directional prowess surpassed his for once, Sadie and I celebrated with a victory picture by the trail sign.
I’m not sure Sadie actually deserved to be in that victory picture because if we would’ve followed her directional inclination, we would’ve found ourselves in the middle of the woods, but she makes any picture better, so I snatched her up!
We spent the remainder of the night eating lasagna and watching Polar Express on the DVR. It felt awfully Christmasy in our house until the lights on the top of our Christmas tree went out. Such a bummer!
We got to bed nice and early last night, so today’s 5 a.m. wake up call didn’t feel too torturous.
I began my workout with 20 minutes on the elliptical before completing this leg workout:
Post-workout, I was ready for a good breakfast!
Today’s morning meal included scrambled eggs made with two eggs, lots of shredded mozzarella cheese and milk…
…plus a lightly buttered whole wheat bagel on the side.
Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!