Monday Mentionings: January 11

Super quick reminder to check out my Running Buddy Pouch giveaway post  – it’s super easy to enter to win, and I have 2 pouches to give away!! Remember to enter to win by Friday!

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Apparently, last week was all about trying new foods! Tuesday, at work, a bunch of us ordered from Holy Land Cafe, which is a middle eastern ethnic food cafe close to our office.  I tried the Shawarma, which was really tasty! I will admit that most of the reason that I decided to get the shawarma was because they talked about it in Avengers and it always kind of stuck.  Anyway, it was really quite delicious, and I’d definitely order this again!

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Thursday night, I went to my first cycle class at the Athletic Club of Overland Park.  I’ve taken 2 cycle classes, ever, previous to this week, and both were in Milwaukee, most recently with my sister as the instructor.  So I took a class Thursday night, and again on Saturday morning, with a different instructor.  I’m taking cycle classes, of course, because I’m restricted from running for 2 weeks because of my torn meniscus.  Both classes last week were fun, but I liked the style of the Saturday morning class better.  And neither class topped my sister’s class  I’m going to a third instructor’s cycle class at the Athletic Club tonight, so we’ll see which one I like best!  I have enjoyed the classes, and will likely keep going to at least one a week after I’m allowed to run again.

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With no running at all last week (insert sad face here), I’ve had a lot of extra cuddle time with Jasper.  I went to the gym instead of running last week, but still had extra time to snuggle with Jazzy.

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Friday, I tried another new food! A few of us from work went to a Korean restaurant nearby, called Choga.  I’d never eaten Korean food before, and decided on the Bimbimbap, and was very surprised at how much I liked it!  It was similar to Chinese food, in some ways, but it was also distantly different, and very tasty.

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Saturday morning I went to the gym bright and early to go to the cycle class, and then met with a personal trainer to discuss options for strengthening my quads, hamstrings, and calves to help protect my knee and the meniscus tear.  Later, on Saturday, I met up with Amy and we ate at Potbelly, then went to Sisters, and believe it or not, we didn’t even take a picture.  Who would have thought! The food was great, the movie was funny, and it was a much needed girls’ afternoon with my best.

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Pretty much the remainder of the weekend was devoted to watching Making a Murderer.  I’m a bit late to the game on watching, and have 2 episodes left to watch (likely tonight).  I won’t really talk about it on here much, but it is a very compelling documentary on Netflix, and if you give it a watch, it’ll definitely entertain you and make you think a lot about the justice system.  Jasper wasn’t as enthralled as I was, but he kept me company.

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I’m looking forward, this week, to trying new things at the gym, getting through my second (and hopefully last) week of no running, and being one week closer to spring!

Again, don’t forget to read and enter to win the Buddy Pouches!

2 thoughts on “Monday Mentionings: January 11

  1. We miss you at the Groupie runs! Glad you’ve found something you can still do while healing. Keep us posted how your meniscus is doing. As usual, love the Jazzy pics. Especially where you’re smiling and he has resting cat bitch face going on. He’s so adorable 🙂

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