It was a cold Wednesday, but that did NOT stop me from making sure I got a couple of great walks with Balt. I knew he'd been missing the regularity of our walking. I have him trained to go at a quick pace and to stop if I let go of the leash. He sits when other dogs approach to wait cautiously which is at times annoying. So it is no suprize that I got in 6 miles today without even using the treadmill. As I train for this 1/2 marathon coming up, I know I need to up my mileage. It will be much easier once spring comes and the temps raise.
I had a productive day at work, grading and casting. There is only three weeks plus a couple of days left for the quarter. My advanced metals kids are starting to get some cool stuff done. I had a technology meeting after school and then I came home to my pets. I baked a couple of winter squashes and a bunch of beets in anticipation for some baking this weekend. Beth told me about Red Velvet Chocolate cake made with beets which sounds like the perfect way to use up some of the last of my beets. I made a paleo chicken salad (see post) for my lunch and ate left over chicken cabbage soup for dinner. I spent the rest of the evening watching Survivor and Empire-- not the most creative way to use up 2 hours but with the cats and dog all over me, it was warm.