I reserve February as my "ok to eat anything and everything I want" month. I started out with Chinese take out from China Kitchen, then dinner from 43 North for Valentine's Day, and then cupcakes from Cupcakes-A-Go-Go Cafe. Though I do let myself enjoy some good eats, I also try to work out so I won't feel guilty afterwards. Besides going to the gym, I am currently walking around my neighborhood with a 40 lb pack so I can get used to the weight and condition myself for backcountry camping.
I'm slowly increasing my mileage with the heavy pack and today, I was able to do 2.25 miles over hills and ice. I would like to go faster and farther but the ice made the walk slow and tedious since I didn't want to slip or get injured. I am hoping to get up to 4-5 miles by next week...hopefully there will be less ice too. If anything, I will probably bring my backpack to the gym and walk on the treadmill just so I can embarrass M.
|Beef and garlic sauce. Best Chinese take-out and best lunch deal.|
|Started off with this scrumptious chicken liver pate with pickled radishes and mustard.|
|Beet salad with goat cheese...unbalanced, overly sweet with soapy aftertaste.|
|Kick ass pork belly and apple glazed beans.|
|Very disappointing, tough, dry, red wine braised beef. Campbell's soup would have tasted better than this.|
|Top: Bacon whiskey chocolate, traditional red velvet, and turtle cheesecake.|
Bottom: Lemon with raspberry mousse, champagne, and Italian triple.
|Frost on the car windows.|
|Hiking with 40 lb pack and with my trusty head lamp.|
|Hiking with 40 lbs. Head lamp ON|
|Ice covered the entire sidewalk. Snow dusted, frozen footprints|