Happy Sunny, Saturday from Altoona, WI! It's another beautiful day today outside with a high of 45 degrees. I just came inside from standing on the deck in the sunshine. Today has been a busy day, filled with the normal Saturday routine, as well as a couple of fun projects...
I got up pretty early for a Saturday - 6:05AM. I just couldn't sleep anymore for some reason. I made some coffee, and started some laundry. Carl took Vlad on a hike as soon as he got up, so I made some breakfast then settled in to do some reading this morning.
Breakfast was scrambled eggs, a whole wheat english muffin with smart balance spread, a small glass of orange juice, and a handful of grapes.
I am behind on so many magazines right now, and I barely got any reading done before Carl and Vlad returned. I did cruise through today's newspaper, a new publication that we got in the mail the other day - The Eau Claire Journal, and I read one super long article in one of the four New Yorker mags I have yet to get through. Whew!
Around 8:30AM (yeah, when you get up super early you have the whole day ahead of you and then some), I started the house cleaning. After, I took time to give Vlad a much deserved snack! He's such a good boy!
Then, it was time for MY snack. Today, I tried one of the Yoplait Greek yogurts - vanilla flavor. I was pleased, finally. Though still a bit tart, the flavor was not as pronounced as the Chobani or Fage brands. And, the consistency was less pasty and gritty - actually no grit at all. I could eat this yogurt!
I also had a banana. Then, I was ready to get my workout on!
Today, I pushed myself a little harder than usual. I did 45 minutes run/walk on the treadmill - 25 min running, and 20 minutes power walking. I ran at 6.5 mph instead of 6.4, and walked at 4.4 mph instead of 4.3. Great workout! I also did about 10 minutes of strength training after my treadmill run. I felt really great today - must have been the sunshine. PLUS, I finished up Bleak House. Great movie!
Next up for workout viewing is the first season of Ghost Whisperer. I've seen a couple of episodes of this show on tv, and it's pretty good. I thought I would give it a try.
I worked on some scrapbooking later in the afternoon. This is a project that I have been putting off for a while, but I needed to catch up and start the 2010 memory book.
I could only handle two hours of organizing little scraps of paper. I needed a snack after this! I cut up some fresh strawberries I got at the market this week, and had a handful of peanuts. (I put some of the strawberries in a container for a snack tomorrow.)
Going to be meeting up with my mother-in-law, Elaine in about half an hour! Hopefully will be spending a relaxing Saturday night.