After the craziness of Christmas, I look forward to some downtime in January, but when I think about it, it's never the case. Every weekend we say we're going to sit around and do nothing, but it doesn't happen. Which I guess is a good thing.
I had a good week fitness wise. I had time to play with the Wii Fit, did two, three mile runs on the treadmill, and ran yesterday with Lake Effect. It was 18 degrees when I left my house, and there was a crazy fog coming up off the snow, I couldn't see the cars in the opposite lane until they were right next to me. It burned off though by the time I reached town. We headed out, and I was really feeling the cold, after the first two mile loop, my legs felt heavy, and the hills were hard compared to last week. Then my ipod crapped out, it was charged, but it just turned off, and wouldn't turn back on. It was right in the middle of the Black Eyed Peas too! This is the second time it's happened, and it's three years old, so I hope it hasn't reached the end of its ipod life.
After a second loop, my throat was scratchy from breathing in that cold air, my nose was running like crazy, but we decided to go for one more loop. I figured we were out, so why stop now. We ran the last loop in the opposite direction, and only had to deal with one hill, and the rest was a nice decline. Ended up doing 5.75 miles. I'm surprised at how much I sweat, even in that cold temperature, my hoodie was really damp and my headband was soaked.
I made it home for a quick shower, and got ready to go and see Wicked. It was a celebration of sorts, primarily for my mother in law, who is finishing up her last rounds of radiation for her breast cancer. It was her idea to go, and she gave the tickets to me, and my sisters in law for our birthday present. Our birthdays are around the same time, so it was a great gift. After the show we had dinner and drinks at Riley's. I went for the grilled snapper, which was topped with a roasted tomato, red pepper, onion and caper sauce. It went nicely with my two Harps.
Now it's time for football. I'm a Giant's fan, but since they're out, I'm going to have to root for the Jets over the Colts. Although I love me some Peyton Manning.......click to see why....