I am so glad that I pushed myself to go to the gym this morning. I had so many things working against me- my sadness, the rain, the cold, feeling lazy but I got my workout gear on and headed out the door anyway. And ya know what? I had an amazing treadmill run. I ran 4 miles and was averaging 9 min miles. That is really fast for me. I feel like I got my ‘running groove’ back after having crappy runs the past week. Yay!! I also did some arm and ab exercises. I was nice and sweaty when I was done and feeling 100% better about myself and the situation.
Lunch was interesting. We had some TJ’s chicken sausages to use up so I made a hot dog with 1 slice of whole wheat toast, spinach and ketchup with some pickles on the side.
I love pickles, but I hate cucumbers. I will pick them out of everything. I think it is the texture that I don’t like. I didn’t know that pickles were actually cucumbers until less than a year ago. It’s actually a funny story. So I am gonna ramble a bit 😉 Last year, my grandma came to visit me in Sweden. Hans’ grandparents had every one over for dinner to cook a traditional meal. I think it was something like meat, sauce and pickles? I don’t know, some weird Scandinavian dish. Well, Hans said “Kan du skicka den inlagda gurkan?” which means something along the lines of can you pass the cucumbers? Well, little did I know that ‘gurkan’ could mean cucumbers or pickles in Swedish. I did know that it meant cucumbers. So, me being the smart girl that I am, looked at him like he was dumb and said “Hans why did you ask for the cucumbers? Those are pickles!” Well, it turns out that in Swedish they have only one word for both cucumbers and pickles… which is how I found out how pickles were made from cucumbers. Every one looked at me and started laughing. They didn’t think I was being serious. Yeah. They still tease me about it any time a pickle is around. Oh, well.. I guess I will never live that one down 😉
Enough rambling for now. I was still a bit hungry so I had a fresh apple for lunch dessert.
Have you ever had any ditzy moments that you can’t live down? Please tell 🙂