I've learned that puzzles are fantastic at keeping me from snacking, but they are also fantastic at keeping me from getting other (more necessary) things done ;) I'll probably do another one, but I'm going to take a break. I haven't taken this one apart, because I put so much work into it, but it can't sit on my coffee table forever. I'm tempted to put puzzle glue on it and mount it. It's a pretty picture!
Yesterday was a hard day for me not to overeat. I was feeling really snacky all afternoon. I'm glad I worked on the puzzle, because once I got busy on that, I stopped thinking about food. My food log from yesterday:
I hadn't made Cabbage Casserole in a long time, and I forgot how much I love it. I'll be making that a lot this winter, I'm sure.
I have no idea what the heck happened between yesterday and today, but I woke up and my foot was absolutely killing me. It's the tendonitis pain that I get when my shoes are too old--but my shoes have less than 200 miles on them, so it's not that. I don't *think* it's the fact that I switched to the Altras, because I've been wearing them for two months without any problems.
I'm wondering if my jump to 12 miles for a long run on Sunday was too much. I would never advise someone else to go from an 8 mile long run to a 12 mile long run in the matter of a week, but that's exactly what I did. So, it could just be from overuse. It didn't hurt during my run yesterday (I just ran 3 miles at an easy pace), but this morning it was really bad.
I was supposed to do hills today, but I took an unscheduled rest day instead, and I barely moved from the couch all day. I really want it to get better ASAP, because I have the Santa Hustle Half-Marathon on Sunday. I'll rest again tomorrow, and reevaluate on Thursday.
Jerry and I were doing some online shopping for Christmas last week, and we had the idea to get the cats a new cat tree. There were some really fun looking ones on Amazon, and after reading a ton of reviews, we finally bought one. It arrived today, and of course I wanted to put it together right away. It came in a large box, but I still had no idea how it was going to be as large as the specs said!
Estelle jumped into the box before I even got all the pieces out. She was so excited, and she didn't even know yet that it was for her. Every time I built a new layer, she made herself at home on it while I screwed it together.
When I was done putting it together, all three cats were pretty happy. (It seems kind of empty without Paolo, though--he would have loved that empty perch on the left!)
I had no idea if Chandler was going to be able to fit into one of the two boxes on it. He squeezed through the opening, and was SO content all day long (six hours and counting right now...). Anyway, the tree is huge, and kind of an eyesore, but what can I say? We're cat people ;)
(ETA: A couple of people have asked for a link to the tree that we bought. Here is the link it on Amazon. We got the 50"x26"x74" one. Armakat Cat Tree Condo)