“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” ~ John Muir
Walking was the (planned) name of the game this week, and Mother Nature mostly came through. The knee/hip is feeling better, and easing up was the right decision. No races to chase and I want to get healthy. Hoping to keep my IT Bands happy with Marcia’s advice here.
and I’m pretty sure this is round about my two year anniversary knowing most of you, except Liz where it’s more like 15 years! I love all of you.
The only way I know how long I’ve been WFH is the number of crockpot meals I’ve made. Don’t know what this week’s side will be, but last week’s risotto was a fun experiment even if it lacked in flavor until chipotle olive oil happened. I swear running is like cooking — if you cook, you’re a cook, but I don’t consider myself a cook yet. This go around is longer than the last time, so maybe it really will become a habit. The crockpot meals:
- 1x Italian Dressing Chicken (fail)
- 2x Buffalo Chicken Pasta (yum)
- 3x “Mississippi Roast” Chicken from a friend (my favorite)
Funniest thing is, outside buffalo tenders, I don’t actually like chicken. After finding the limit of the number of times a Rubbermaid can survive the microwave (timespan shortened when you burn a side dish in it!) the adjusting to CV19 work at home fairy bought me a set of pyrex bowls that I can’t wait to use. Maybe there is one domestic bone in my body!
- never miss a Monday: we had crazy wind and rain all day, so the morning coffee walk didn’t even happen. Luckily the rain cleared out and we got a rainbow at the end of #ClapBecauseWeCare. I missed Clap as I was in Target on the hunt for dish soap! Dish soap! But I got lots of Upper East Side tulips.
- another tip toe through the tulips! Tuesday: as I walked west toward Central Park to check out the side streets’ tulips.
- Wednesday: do we have a theme here yet? The brisk weather and an attempt at silliness dictated the dress code, but tulips made a cameo as I took a longer walk to see if Conservatory Garden was blooming. It was also my first time hitting my Fitbit goal in a week or so.
- Thursday: bet you can’t guess what I saw after work? Went to explore Carl Schurz Park, which I never do anymore other than running. Yep, they have tulips.
- Friday: no proper walk, it was blustery and after a work happy hour I had a short window to do grocery shopping for the week before joining a friend’s candle lighting. I’m not Jewish, but I frequently joined her family for Shabbat dinner and she’s done a Zoom version for all of us since the chaos began. She recently made it a recurring meeting until mid May which is sad, but probably very real.
- Saturday: I so needed this day. In some ways it feels odd to need a day “off” when I’m not commuting, but I was drained. The windy rain didn’t help one iota. Other than the amazing Zoom above, I just read and went on a very short walk for an errand. The boarded up windows are sad, but these signs of resiliency, hope and support are the best.
- Sunday: going for a walk on this beautiful day once my new favorite crockpot meal is done.
Good to see those of you who joined yesterday, hope everyone else is hanging in. Stay safe.
Besides the things making the news like masks, toilet paper and hand sanitizer, what have you had trouble finding?