Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014
Friday, February 07, 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
What a month! First, I got shin splints 7 days before my 15K race which I trained for months to do. I wasn't too sad about it on race day because it was in the 20s at race start. The day before, I went to Atlanta to get my race hoodie (I did run 15K the Sunday before after all) and saw these icicles outside of the race expo.
Then it snowed where I live and the whole town shut down for a day. Atlanta was out of control, people trapped overnight in their cars on the highways in barely any snow, in a weird gridlock when everyone tried to go home at once. Trapped overnight! So weird.
Luckily, I was at home. Knitting a poncho and a vest.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
I decided to start experimenting with bento in hopes of packing healthy food for travel, especially on planes.
Plus, it looks fun.
I'm using Makiko Itoh's book, "Just Bento".
Here's my first try.
Black bean mini-burgers, rice, pepper jack cheese, blanched chard leaves with sesame oil, steamed chard stems with butter, red onion salad and apple chunks.
Sunday, January 05, 2014
In January, Mitch and I did a 15K race, the Atlanta Hot Chocolate Run. My friend BR did the 5K.
I injured myself in aikido class, pulled muscle.
In February, Mitch did the Valentine Board Break at the dojo. I continued throughout the year going to a monthly knit/crochet night.
In April we participated in a fund raiser Kickathon at the dojo, and I continued the local watercolor class. I switched from aikido to Kyukido in hopes it would be less injury prone. I earned my yellow stripe belt in Kyukido. And I started adjusting my sleep schedule in advance of a trip to France. I'm lucky I can do that, and avoid jet lag, which hits me hard.
In July, I took another online watercolor class about color mixing.
In August, we took a Certified Instructor Training class at the dojo and a clinic with Master Jeff Kim. Then the shit hit the fan and Mitch's leg was broken in nine places (fibula and tibia) during a MAUSA clinic. I quit the martial arts that day. I figure I'm safer running on the street with cars than in the dojo. The rest of the year, Mitch would work from home due to stairs at his office.
September, I cared for Mitch. And worked on this crochet sweater.
In October, we had been booked to go to Arizona for Mitch's birthday, but since he couldn't walk, we cancelled (penalty $400, thanks Delta). Instead, we drove to Jacksonville and sat on the balcony of a beach hotel. Mitch was able to have pool time one afternoon, mostly it rained.
In early November, Mitch was off the walker an using a cane with the boot. We went to Jamaica for a continuing ed conference for him. When we returned, he had to go back to no weight bearing because three screws had broken in his leg. I tried painting while traveling for the first time...the best part of it was the local staff people who came and struck up conversations with me because of it.
November also saw our family gathering in Knoxville for Thanksgiving, and I did a Thanksgiving Day 8K race in 25 degrees. My sister-in-law did the 5K. We wore the turkey hats I crocheted last year. Everyone else stayed in bed.