Happy Monday. We got snow on Saturday, after fog on Friday, so my weekend was a bit lazy. I did do 5k on my treadmill, and then strength training and biking on Sunday. I had all 3 family cats this weekend, so we all took it easy on Saturday. I ran to Sprouts early Saturday morning before the snow hit. We got maybe 2-3 inches, but it snowed most of the day, and it was cold. It was 14 at some point, and didn't get much warmer. I knew I wanted to make soup or stew going into the weekend, and I ended up making the Run Fast Eat Slow flu fighting chicken and rice stew. There's a crockpot option, so I cooked it on high for four hours.
So far, I haven't come across a recipe from RFES that I haven't liked. They've all been pretty good.
I think the weather then was great for watching some Winter Olympics. I was ready to strangle NBC since they kept talking through the entire opening ceremonies Friday night. Just let me enjoy the grandeur in silence. At least I can watch during the day. So far I've watched the US women's hockey team, some biathlon, cross-country skiing, curling, and snowboarding. Through all that, team USA has gotten 2 medals.
What I was excited about was doing both my cardio workouts in my new shoes. Since I just head downstairs, I could get my new shoes out without getting them dirty. They were a little bit sticky on the treadmill, but it was so nice having brand new cushion on my feet. And I have another edition to my home gym: steps. The kit has a platform top with two steps for each side to have a weight bench, and then two angle steps to have the bench at an incline. I might get another set of steps to raise it higher, but I can start doing hamstring curls since my right hamstring seems to be a bit stubborn at the moment. The last purchase I know I want is ankle weights.