Thanks, honeybuns. I thought of you a couple of weeks ago while I was hiking in the North Cascades. It would have been too hot for your taste, but the views were incredible!
Last week and the long weekend were pretty uneventful. I went to eastern Washington to hang out with some friends and ended up having gin for dinner on Saturday night. It was fun, but Sunday wasnít so much. I would have made better choices if I was able to go out and enjoy the great weather we are having, but little flap of cartilage in my knee says no. So if I canít go out and hike, bike, walk, recreate, why not stay in and get super drunk? Iím not allowed to return to activity until I have full range of motion with no pain, which is very much not the case. I start physical therapy later this week. Hopefully it will help, but Iím not banking on it.
Back in the real world, Iím making smarter choices. Iíve been eating a lot of duck eggs lately, since we can get them with our CSA. Breakfast today was a scrambled duck egg and a latte. Lunch will be a salad with bacon, avocado, tomato, and blue cheese dressing (sort of like a BLT sandwich, but different). Dinner will be shrimp Florentine, minus the pasta. I was sorting through my recipie collection recently and realized that I donít have to toss stuff out just because of the pasta/rice/grain, I can make the sauce a bit thicker and eat it with a spoon or find more veggies to put in it. The shrimp Florentine will be my first experiment along these lines, hopefully it works out ok. Iím planning to head to the gym this afternoon to do as much lifting as I can. Iím envisioning, negative pull ups with the smith machine (feet on the ground) balanced with inclined push-ups. Maybe some dead lifts, upright rows, and overhead presses (should probably just combine that into one explosive movement, knee would be mad though). Back extensions would be great, along with some exercise ball ab work. It feels so wrong to focus on my upper body in the fall Ė itís time to get in shape for ski season.