I went home early last night, armed with information from Jon (Karen's husband) about my car. I felt well prepared to get the gas pedal reconnected and be able to start driving it again. I got my gloves and hat on (it was still like 12* outside) grabbed a flashlight and got to work. The description that Jon gave me was dead on. He described your gas pedal as being like a teeter totter. One end has the pedal, then it is hinged to the car, and the other end is where the cable connects. Having that teeter totter description really made it make sense to me and I felt comfortable under there and got everything reconnected. I drove it to work today. :)
After I hammered through the car fixing, I went back inside, got out of my warm clothes and into some shorts for a quick date with the treadmill. I had made the decision that since I got home early and the car was easy to fix, I might as well get through a FEW miles.
After the little run, I decided to get ready. I had planned a special date night for J and I weeks ago, which was a reservation at Melting Pot, my favorite restaurant. We are normally sports bar people, so we usually go there like twice per year, and my birthday is usually at least one of those occasions. If you know me, you know that make up and dress clothes are night part of my normal routine. But I decided to make an exception yesterday, and got dressed pretty.
It was 12* when I got up this morning, so to the gym I went and hammered out 5.34 miles on the treadmill in 50 minutes. It felt pretty good today, and I was definitely pleased with the workout, even if it was slow-ish (9:21 average pace).
I am grateful for every day that I workout and feel strong and healthy. What are you grateful for?