This is my view most mornings. It’s the view out the back room, known as “the Woods” for it’s extensive wood paneling. We have a treadmill in there.
Now, I’m not a huge fan of being on a treadmill in and of itself. It’s boring. I’d much prefer to go for a jog around the neighborhood. The problem with that is that my right knee isn’t a fan of it after a little while. I could go for walks, but I want to get in more work than that allows, plus rainy weather puts me off and gets me out of the habit. I could do a P90X video or something, but while I love the results, I tend to do them for a little while then fall out of the habit when I don’t have time to do them a few mornings in a row.
So I figured out a trick with the treadmill. I pick am hour-long show on Netflix and I watch an episode every morning while I’m on the treadmill. Since running hurts my knee after a little while whether I’m on a sidewalk or a treadmill, I set the include to ten and go 4-4.5 miles per hour, bumping it up for short jogs now and then. As of yesterday I added in some arm exercises with some weights.
I’ve worked my way through a number of series on Netflix this way. I watched Gotham, Narcos and Bloodline this way. I just finished all the current seasons of House of Cards yesterday. I feel like there might have been a couple other shows too that I can’t think of right now.
It’s always a bit of a to-do once I’ve finished a series. What do I watch next? I’d do Daredevil, but Tristen and I watched the first season together, so I don’t want to watch that without her. I did already find my next show though.
I’ve wanted to watch AMC’s Turn: Washington’s Spies since I first saw commercials for it a few years ago. The latest season just started, so it’s been on my mind even more. Lo and behold, as I was looking through things to watch on Netflix, that one came up pretty quickly. So as soon as I finish writing this, I’m off to fast-walk about 3.5 miles.
After that comes my favorite part: the smoothie. Every morning I blend up an apple, a banana, vanilla yogurt and peanut butter with a little bit of some liquid (usually either coconut milk or orange juice), a little bit of ice and a few healthy powders. I actually ran out of peanut butter and bananas yesterday and didn’t go to get any more, so I guess today’s concoction will mainly be apple pulp.
Alright, enough typing. Off I go.