I have no idea how Spider Tech strips work but I’m wearing my free samples the day after the 5k anyway. It is said to help prevent pain and cramping…and I need some relief. I believe they are only good for one-time uses.
Yesterday morning I wanted to do some form of exercise but didn’t want to dress up for going out. Planning to start in the morning it held out until late afternoon. Boo…I need to work on implementing into my daily routine while I still can. I found a Tabata cardio video from Amanda Russell’s workouts, it was short and effective. Why didn’t I know about Tabata earlier?
So what is it? Tabata training is a high intensity workout that involves 20 seconds of each specific exercise for 8 rounds. 10 seconds of rest is used in between each round. I hope that made sense, if not you may know more about it here and here. I followed the AR Tabata cardio routine with 4 exercises which took up only about 20 minutes. A short training period for a lazy attitude yesterday earned my thumbs up. Since the training is basically ongoing for the full time, an interval timer is useful. I found this Tabata Timer very useful.
A few of my favourite things are the colour green, the smell of basil and PESTO. If I could chose, I would prefer a magical pesto factory over a chocolate one. Can you imagine a Charlie’s Pesto Factory? This week I finally made pesto. I used store bought basil leaves along a few leaves from the basil plant. Last month I bought a baby basil plant on impulse after seeing it at Longo’s.
1 1/2 cup basil leaves
1/4 cup pine nuts
1 tsp lemon juice
1/3 cup olive oil
black pepper to taste
about 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
2 cloves of garlic
- In sandwich as a spread
- Toss with: pasta, potatoes, salad, veggies
- On crackers/ hor d’oeuvre
- In pizza, as sauce
- On meat for cooking or baking
- With eggs