A good book and some more Jillian

Yesterday was a rest day from running. I did complete day 5 of Jillian 30 day shred before work and it continues to get a little easier. I am able to do all of the moves without modification except the push ups. I did the first set up on my toes, but on the second set I only did 10 before switching to knee push-ups. I think I will be ready for level 2 when day 10 rolls around.

Nothing really exciting to report from yesterday. I worked, I came home and read the newspaper (which I love doing), and I fixed breakfast for dinner- biscuits, gravy, eggs, and sausage. I did finish reading a really good book: Open Season by C.J. Box. It has nothing to do with running or exercising, just a good read. The last half of the book got really suspenseful, and I stayed up 1.5 hours past my bedtime last night to finish it because I couldn’t put it down. Thanks for suggesting it, Dad!

Open Season is the first in a series of “Joe Pickett” novels, and after reading this first one I am hooked. I will definitely be reading the whole series.

Today started out with day 6 of Jillian 30 day shred (still level 1). I felt strong during the workout, but it was still challenging at the same time. I am waiting to do my long run until tomorrow after seeing that the weather forecast for today was for freezing rain and tomorrow’s was for a high of 50 and only 10% chance of rain. Plus my running buddy had something going on this morning, so it’s a win-win.

This afternoon I went grocery shopping, which I almost always love doing. I just get excited about having fresh produce in the fridge and the cabinets stocked (this is the part where Barry would call me a goober). The main point of today’s trip was use a bunch of coupons for things we normally buy that were going to expire. Our grocery store has one of those “valued customer” cards and they mail us coupons for items we’ve bought, based on the valued customer card. I don’t care that they use that card to track what we buy, if it means I get coupons for things we need anyway. I also picked up the ingredients for tonight’s dinner.

[not our actual dinner- mine didn’t look this pretty]

Does anyone else love kielbasa? This is the first time I’ve ever sliced it up and put it in mac & cheese. It was basically a grown-up version of mac & cheese with sliced hot dogs. I am also very excited about the 2 for $4 strawberries I scored at the grocery store today!

Last but not least, check out this evening’s sunset. It looked like the kind of sunsets you see at the beach.

What is your long run this weekend? Anyone racing?

Have you read any good books recently?

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