1. Real maple syrup;
2. the closest thing to my lifelong goal of seeing a real live moose-- two moose mugs (seriously, no moose sightings in four visits to Vermont since 2002?);
3. and hubs appears to have come back to NJ with the flu! :-/
I stopped at the store on the way home from work to get him some things and happened across yet another new addition to the Greek yogurt section... Dannon! 5.3 ounces for $.99 at my local Wegmans. Reader Becky C had mentioned recently that Dannon had their own version. See my recent profession of love for Greek Yogurt here.
I picked up a plain and a vanilla, both fat free - those were the only two varieties available. Looking forward to trying them out!
The last thing I brought back from Vermont with me was sore calves! My calves have been feeling a little stiff since I woke up Monday morning (morning after day 2 of skiing). Not sure if it was from standing around in the lift lines, or using my muscles differently, or my ski boots fitting snugly around my jumbo calves, but regardless- yikes! Yesterday and today I felt like an old man walking around.
The Old Man Shuffle: That's what I shall refer to my 3.79 mile easy run tonight. I went slow, my goal was to just move. I tried to stretch my calves throughout the day, and debated whether or not to do my easy run tonight. Needing to stop at the grocery store on my way home from work delayed my plans to run while it was still light out.
It didn't help that I wanted to watch "Watson" on Jeopardy at 7pm. I ended up going for my run after Jeopardy ended; it was still 32F out. I wasn't sure if I'd make it the full 4 miles my training plan called for, but thought I should move anyway to loosen up my thunder-calves. While I felt stiff at first (hence, Old Man Shuffle), I eventually warmed up along the way and my legs do feel better now.
I'm hoping my legs feel even better tomorrow, we've got some great warm weather coming to NJ in the next couple days and I can't wait to run outside in it! If not, maybe it will be an excuse to use my Massage Envy gift certificate from Christmas...(Wait, why do I need an excuse? I don't know why I haven't used it yet).
65 on Friday!? I may have to rework which day is my rest day this week. How can I not run on Friday??