Greetings from New York City where Christmastime has arrived!
After being home in Central New York for Thanksgiving, I traveled back to the city yesterday afternoon. What a sight to come back to, right? I spotted these wreaths and trees on my walk to and from the YMCA this morning.
Even with the air smelling like pine trees, it just wasn’t the same as going to a local farm, cutting down a tree, and enjoying hot chocolate and apple fritters.
Going to Critz Farms on Sunday was so much fun!
Workout – Swimming
OK, for my fellow swimmers and triathletes, I have a pool dilemma. At the Y, there’s a sign at each lane that designates speed (“slow,” “medium,” and “fast”), and I usually hop in the medium one. During my last few trips, this lane has become more crowded, so I’ve been swimming in the slow lane because there are only two swimmers, tops. (“Crowded” is definitely a relatively term; I’m talking five or six people.) However, when we circle swim in the slow lane, I lap people over and over again, and I get super frustrated when there’s a swimmer coming from the opposite direction and I can’t pass immediately. I guess my question is how many people would be too many per lane—does it make sense to join a crowded lane that fits my speed, or should I continue “balancing” the lanes and pick one with more room?
Remember my modified pancake fail at home? It’s definitely the pan—look how great this turned out!
A few hours later, I made a salad. I totally dropped the ball on Meatless Monday, so I had tempeh this afternoon.
After coating the block with a little EVOO, basil, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder, I baked it at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15 minutes.
When you’re working out, do you like to have space on treadmills, ellipticals, etc.? Or can you sweat next to someone else without a problem? Ideally, I like a one- or two-treadmill cushion; without it, I end up “racing” the person next to me! During yoga, I like to have a few feet between mats, especially when poses focus on arms; I have a longgg wingspan.