As I mentioned on Wednesday, I’ve been having some trouble getting out of bed and getting to the gym in the mornings after a week of indulgent (and wonderful, amazing) vacation. Well, I’m glad to report that it is getting easier! I didn’t make it to the gym yesterday morning, but I got my speed work in after work, and then this morning I woke up and went to the gym with only a minimal amount of internal grumbling.
It helped that the gym was introducing two new morning classes today. One is a 6:15 yoga, and the other is an “Express Workout” class. I’m always excited for Express Workout classes because you never know what you’re going to get. I did know that the instructor is one of my favorites, so I didn’t want to miss it. Kelli decided to make it into a HIIT class since it’s shorter than usual classes (40 minutes instead of an hour), so we did 5 rounds of Tabata drills (20 sec high intensity, followed by 10 sec rest), followed up by about 8 minutes of Abs. Quick stretch and we were out the door. I owe myself 3 miles of running today for training, so after I was done with class I went down to the treadmill. I wasn’t really feeling it, so I did a mile. I have time after work to fit in at least 2 more.
After the gym, Zach and I got ready really quickly to go look at a venue for the wedding (more about that on a wedding post later), but it was too small for our quickly growing guest list (eek!). Since I hadn’t had time to make breakfast, we had to stop somewhere. Zach wanted Tudor’s, which made me sigh. If you’re not familiar with Tudor’s Biscuit World, you probably don’t live in WV or you’ve never visited. I’ll admit Tudor’s is amazing — because they are famous for their huge homemade butter biscuits piled with egg, cheese, and greasy meat! Not exactly healthy! Of course I wanted a biscuit (they are truly delicious), but this is what I settled for:
Scrambled eggs (with a blob of mustard I added), cinnamon apples and coffee. It was really good, filling, and I didn’t feel guilty about eating it. Score! This was a very filling breakfast. I wasn’t even that hungry at lunch time, so I just ate some leftover quinoa from dinner last night and some veggies. The health train is back on track!
In other news, Monday night a cat showed up on my back porch. She seemed skinny, or scared or maybe even sick, but she was wearing a collar:
I didn’t know what to do! I have three cats, and I absolutely can’t fit another one in my apartment. Plus, I didn’t know if she was sick or what. She’s been basically living on my porch since Monday evening. I’ve been feeding her and giving her water, and petting her, but she just pitifully cries when I come outside. Today, I decided to find her a home (assuming someone had abandoned her).
So, I pulled out the big guns: Social Networking. I posted a Facebook plea, a Twitter plea and even a Cragslist ad, offering to pay for her first vet visit if someone would give her a good home. A girl who used to live in Huntington but now lives in Philadelphia saw my Facebook post and shared it. Then, she realized that her sister (who lives nearby) was missing her cat, so she contacted her. It turns out, it WAS her cat! And she only lives ONE block away from me!! Hooray!
I immediately felt bad for assuming the cat was left on my doorstep due to bad ownership, because Sage’s owner (turns out the cat’s name is Sage, how adorable!) is very nice and was worried about her. The silly kitty had only wandered a block from home and didn’t know how to get home! I tried to take her inside to keep her safe until after work when I can take her home, but she wasn’t having it. I figure she’s been there for days, and she has food and water so she’s probably ok. I can’t tell you how relieved I am to have found her home.
Question of the day:
Has a stray animal ever found their way to your doorstep? What did you do?