Monday Mentionings: January 18

Good morning! I think winter has finally arrived – it’s cold, there’s a tiny bit of snow on the ground, and it’s COLD!  I’m super happy that the days are getting a tiny bit longer each evening, it’s not dark until about 20 minutes after I get off work, which is nice.  I’m very ready for spring!

Jasper plays every day with this little hedgehog.  I find it on my bed, in the living room, and he carries it around and flips it up int he air.  It is his favorite toy right now, and he couldn’t be any cuter with it.

Photo Jan 14, 7 52 42 PM

Friday at work, we had a food day, and this cheese dip was amazing.  There was a funny story with it too; apparently, a coworker thought the cheese dip was really “spicy soup” the last time it was made, and he ate two bowls of it, before complaining of a stomach ache.  He is from China, and didn’t realize it was cheese dip, because in China, there aren’t a lot of dips, but there are a lot of soups!  Everyone gave him a hard time about it, but he was a good sport, and it was pretty comical to hear the story, and then to see the label on the cheese dip this time around.

Photo Jan 15, 11 06 13 AM

Over the weekend, I picked the two winners for the buddy pouch giveaway I had! I’m happy to report that I had over 15 people comment and share the post, which is fantastic! I wish I could have given away a buddy pouch to everyone!  I hope to have more fun giveaways soon!  Jasper was just excited to help me pick the winners out of the hat.

Photo Jan 15, 5 35 30 PM

Sunday, I ran for the first time since receiving a cortisone shot in my knee for a lateral meniscus tear.  I ran three miles, with quick walk breaks in between each mile.  My knee felt okay… still felt like a pinch and kind of tight behind my knee, but it felt really good to run again after two weeks off.  I’ve been continuing to go to cycle classes at the gym, I think I’ve been to 5 or 6 classes since taking a break from running.  The classes are good, and my knee feels okay during cycling.  As the day went on Sunday, my knee got kind of sore and stiff, so I’m hoping it’ll loosen up and re-aclimate to running quickly.

Photo Jan 17, 12 31 34 PM

Amy and I had some fun over the weekend too.  Saturday, we met for brunch, then ran some errands together  I took a couple bags of clothes to Ditto and they bought some of them from me, so I ended up with a bit of extra cash, which was nice! We spent some time at the mall, and Target, of course.  Then Sunday, we went back to Ditto for Amy to sell some clothes, had a late lunch at Pie Five, and somehow, ended up back at Target again.  It was nice to get out of the house for a bit and spend some quality time with Amy.  I’ve missed hanging out and running with her multiple times each week!

Photo Jan 17, 3 07 37 PM

This week I hope to keep up with my cycle classes, and hopefully incorporate a bit of running too, depending on how my knee feels.  Stay warm!

2 thoughts on “Monday Mentionings: January 18

  1. I must have missed the post about the lateral tear….bummer but it will make you stronger in the end. In a few weeks I will be 47 and haven’t run for a couple of years because my knees ache in different ways whenever I attempt it….I have really come to enjoy cycling classes at my Y and some of the strength/weight classes.

    You will be back running before you know it.

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