Monday, December 13, 2010

Monday Miscellany

1) I've upped my Vitamin D to 4000 IUs for this week, then will drop down to 2000 IU. This is different that the 1000 IU that I reported in my last post. I personally feel safe in doing this because the sun supplies 10,000 IU Vitamin D in 30 mins sun exposure wearing shorts and short sleeves. However, I am not a doctor so I'm certainly not suggesting that anyone else do this without drawing their own conclusions about it first.

I'm going to hold off on any conclusions until I've had at least a week of vitamin D supplements in my system.

2) Saturday I went out for my "long" run. I hadn't been feeling well, so I scaled everything back. The distance ended up being 4.7 miles with a 2 minute walk break every 1.2 miles. I certainly wasn't setting any speed records during the 'run' segments, but I did head out on my favorite dirt path, so it was nice.

Afterwards, I grabbed the leashes and walked the dogs for an additional 1.3 miles. When it was all done, I had 7 miles by feet.

3) Yesterday afternoon I decided to make my most favorite of all Christmas cookies, old fashioned thumb prints just like my Grama used to make. I have fond memories of going to her house to make these treats every year at Christmas. I put in my favorite Frank Sinatra Christmas album and went to work in the kitchen.

I guess I should have spent a little less time being nostalgic and paid closer attention to what I was doing. As it turns out, if one grabs the bisquick instead of the flour, there is pretty much nothing that can be done to save the batch of cookies that are being made. Not only will the texture be all wrong, the taste will be terrible from the extra salt and baking powder. Oops.

4) Daughter and Boyfriend came home after taking the ACT on Saturday and asked if I wanted to play RockBand. Heck yeah! It's been too long since I'd had a chance to throw any remaining dignity out the window and channel my inner rock star.

Despite being the only one playing on easy and routinely getting the lowest accuracy of the three of us, it was a lot of fun.

5) Don't get me started on the whole gifting thing at Christmas. Not only does it detract from the holiday, it just adds undue stress on both sides. Anyway...

I bought a new pair of running shoes online during Thanksgiving weekend and suggested that Husband wrap them up and give them to me for Christmas. It doesn't seem like he wants to go with the plan of turning this into my Christmas gift. Now I'm not sure if I should just lace them up and run or wait to see if they turn up under the tree. Either way, I've got a new pair of Sauconys Triumph 8s waiting to be broken in. Maybe a review before the year ends.


  1. - Wooooo what are thumbprints, you have peaked my curiosity, anything that Gma use to make, is always good

    - I love rockband, and I am glad you had some fun as well.

  2. awwwww...hope the cookies turn out better next time.

    and maybe share the recipe

    (minus the bisquick) ;)

  3. things are getting curiouser and curiouser with your Vitamin D choices!

  4. Christmas biscuits? YUM!! :-)

  5. I like that you mix up walking with running to add mileage without being so high impact. I get super bored walking but I think that will change when I get a dog (hopefully within the next year!)

    I am NOT a fan of Rock Band - I suck at it! Lol

  6. mom playing rockband = too cool!

    and hooray for new kicks =)

  7. Ha! I knew you were a rock star!!

  8. I have not been following you on any discussion regarding vitamin D, but I'm assuming you've read the latest reports about it which were just issued about a week and a half ago.

    Anyway, if you haven't read those new guidelines, doctors now say that those earlier suggestions of high dosages of vitamin D were exaggerated. I have the article from "Time" in front of me right now, and it says, "Megadoses of vitamin D...are not effective and could even be harmful."

    Currently, it's the daily recommended amout for adults is 600 IU of vitamin D and 1,000 mg for calcium.

  9. Do thumb prints have chocolate chips in them? If not, they should.

  10. Good job on the 7 miles! :0) Rock Band sounds fun and those cookies sound awesome! :0) Love me some Saucony's!!