I had a fairly productive and personally gratifying day yesterday.
It started with a quick 2700 yard swim workout done coachless and in 50 minutes.
- 1200 swim
- 500 kick
- 500 pull
- 500 swim
Wham, bam. Done working out by 6:30 am.
From there, I headed back home, read some of my book, and then decided to finally head to the Humane Society as I had been pondering for a few days. Man, am I glad I went. Just look at these guys:
Top left: Larry, a 3 month old lab mix. Top right: Batman, a 5 month old Terrier with adorable mismatched eyes. Bottom left: Abacus, a super hyper and fun pitbull. And last but not least, bottom right: Swish, the only girl in the group, and was sweet as any girl should be .
I soooo wanted to take out my credit card and buy Larry on the spot. So cute. He didn’t quite understand how a leash works yet, wish made me laugh and smile and want to love him even more. I don’t think this will be a one and done affair. I think I fell in love at the animal shelter. And I walked about 2 miles, which is never a bad thing.
Once I got home, I got to making this fabulous Dirty Monkey cake as suggested by Lauren. Wow was it tasty. Thankfully we are going to watch the Pens game at a friend’s today (hooray, hockey!) so I can pass some off to others or else it could be dangerous. I ended up making 1.5 times the recipe in order to fill my bigger cakepan. And I am glad that I did!
I think this is now a favorite of Trav’s. And it was enjoyed both before and after this yummy dinner:
Roasted (on 375) some red-skinned potatoes and peppers in olive oil, garlic salt, rosemary, salt, and pepper, and then after fifteen minutes added in some chicken sausage until it was all a little brown and fully cooked. Delicious.
The night was spent sobbing over the ending of my book: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. This book was everything I expected from the fabulous writer. The story is depressing and uplifting all at the same time. And there were tears, lots of tears.
Off to swim practice I go! Two days in a row
Do you have a workout on the agenda today?