Upper Body Workout (Con Agua!)

Oh, my gracious, y’all…I have some great recipes in the works…I just need to get home, first.  Just a week and a half!  Somehow I just now remembered that Valentine’s Day is less than a month away.  Valentine’s Day is great because it’s completely up to The Man to put on all the lovey-dovey romantic show-and-tell, and all I have to do it sit back and recieve.  No…don’t worry…it’s my job to make a killer meal.  But let’s be honest, I put on great meals all the time.  For this occasion, I have to set out a great/stupendous/foodgasmic meal the likes of which the world has never seen.  And dessert.  There MUST be dessert.

Anyway, rest assured there are a few dozen recipes in the works and I will be sharing them all.  I actually have four different desserts planned, too, which is awesome because I love dessert more than anything in the whole wide world.  Except that I totally won’t be eating any of them (such a lie, btw…) because my WEDDING is 3 months from Saturday!!  Eek!

ANYWAY…

My legs were absolute Jell-O after last night’s squatstravaganza, but it’s been way too long since I gave my upper body a fair shake.  It’s also been an atrociously long time since I’ve been anywhere near a swimming pool.  In case you didn’t know, I was a fish in another life.  I swam competitively for 12 years before college and continued recreationally until I deployed and haven’t been since.  Well, today was the day, people!  In addition to reuniting with the water and replenishing my chlorine stores, I got a hell of an upper body workout.

500 m Warm-up (Free)
250 m Stroke only (Free, using the leg buoy)
25 m Breast (Rec.)
5 x 50 m Sprint (Free) w/ 5 Poolside Push-ups in between sprints
25 m Breast (Rec.)
5 x 50 m Sprint (Free) w/ 5 Poolside Push-ups in between sprints
25 m Breast (Rec.)
250 m Stroke only (Free, using leg buoy)

Killer.  I’m much more out of shape in the water than I thought, though.  I need to make this a regular thing.

Dinner tonight was some “Vanilla-Pepper Roast Chicken” (I got a whole chicken this time, so it should last 3 or 4 days) and roast veggies.

I’ve never heard of “Vanilla-Pepper Chicken” before, but I’m absolutely going to recreate it.  No, really, it’s on my growing list of recipe-inspiration.  I know you all are probably sick and tired of me being away from the kitchen and doing this whole All Talk/No Cook business…so please, please, please don’t worry.  The best is yet to come!

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