Long Walk in the Park

Today was an interesting day. I woke up early-ish (for a weekend) and I had the urge to finish painting my bathroom… so I took my vitamins, had some chocolate, made some tea, and got to work.

One and a half hours later I stepped down off of the kitchen stool and surveyed my work. It looks good. I assembled a bathroom shelf thing that has been waiting to be put up (waiting for me to finish the painting) and actually managed to screw it into the wall. It is not the fanciest of shelves, but it’s clean and simple and it does what I need it to do.

At this point I was pretty hungry, so I woke Bobby up and we ordered big salads from downstairs (Metro Cafe). Our salads always end up being complete opposites – but both are (I think) delicious (Bobby does not like my salads – too kitchen-sink-y). Metro is having a deal this month – unlimited topping salads for $6 if you order online.

After an hour or so of doing nothing, I got bored. I got out of the house and went for a walk. It was terribly cold today, but the walk was just what I needed. I walked across Central Park South, up to 72nd Street, then back across The Park. I mapped it and it was about 3.2 miles.

Today happened to be the Winter Jam at The Park, which meant that there was music, a snowboarding show, and some free samples. I picked up a bag of apple slices and a lollipop (both given to Bobby) and I bought 4 Fuji apples ($1.50/pound) for myself. The apples are gone.

We ordered Hawaiian for dinner and I supplemented with a big bowl of oat bran and oatmeal mixed together. I cooked it in almond milk and it was so creamy. Topped with maple syrup and more almond milk.

oat bran small Long Walk in the Park

And I’ve been snacking on a bunch of fruit as well. And this kombucha tea (it was on sale for $2):

kombucha small Long Walk in the Park

What are you working on? Any home renovations?

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18 Comments on Long Walk in the Park

  1. Jill
    7 February, 2010 at 12:48 am (4 years ago)

    Love to see pics of your renos!
    I’m working on getting ready for a new baby (as u know). I am trying to prepare the apartment, prepare myself emotionally and try and keep getting in some exercise.
    Life has a way of keeping you on your toes!

    Your walk sounded lovely! Wish I could have gone with ya.

  2. Sara (effortless health)
    7 February, 2010 at 1:07 am (4 years ago)

    Does that kombucha have probiotics? I have seen them but they seem shelf stable… Just popping in to say I enjoy your blog!

  3. April
    7 February, 2010 at 7:58 am (4 years ago)

    I actually have a bathroom to paint as well. I love your steps before, ate chocolate :D Maybe that will get me off my butt to finish mine.

    I love Kombucha, i’ve not seen that bottle before.

  4. Tiffany @ A Dantat's Life
    7 February, 2010 at 8:36 am (4 years ago)

    Ooh, you should definitely take pictures of your bathroom, it sounds like you did a good job! Currently I’m working on my master’s thesis and it’s giving me stress, so I’m also working on relieving stress in tandem haha

  5. Michal
    7 February, 2010 at 9:46 am (4 years ago)

    Im working on a balence with my workouts. I also go to heavy of either lifting or cardio… i want to be somewhere in the middle :)

  6. Light Delight with TouTou
    7 February, 2010 at 12:10 pm (4 years ago)

    Bathroom? it’s a big project!! hope you can finish it up nicely! it’s so nice living close to central park. Even its a cold day, walking outside always calm me down:-D

  7. Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    7 February, 2010 at 1:54 pm (4 years ago)

    This post made me miss living in nyc. I’m definitely working on my health at this point!

  8. Kim
    7 February, 2010 at 2:53 pm (4 years ago)

    Your walk looks so fun. Walking helps me with anxiety too. I feel like I’m constantly renovating, and not stopping enough to appreciate what is. I do a lot of wishful thinking, i.e. “wouldn’t__________ be nice.” It does help to take the reins more, not be so passive. Most of my current work is internal — in the way I see myself, deal with depression/anxiety (they go hand in hand for me), get what I want in life (which requires knowing what I want ;)). I think we’re always sort of works in progress, and I’m working on appreciating that without beating myself up for not being “there” yet.

  9. Andromeda
    7 February, 2010 at 8:40 pm (4 years ago)

    I likes your website.

    But glancing at it I noticed you posted the rout of your workout and I don’t think this is a good idea because you never know who will see this and “stalk” you.

    Just FYI

  10. Andromeda
    7 February, 2010 at 8:42 pm (4 years ago)

    isnt a good idea. LOL

  11. Kimberly
    7 February, 2010 at 8:55 pm (4 years ago)

    I’ve also been mentally stressed out as well. Just difficult to balance life. Walking always help, but wished the weather was friendlier. I love fuji apples too. :) Keep up a smiling face. :)

  12. Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    7 February, 2010 at 11:24 pm (4 years ago)

    I would like to be working on some renovations, but right now I’m working on talking my husband into agreeing on said renovations. Wouldn’t it be nice if we had hardwood floors in the master bedroom CD as well as a backsplash in our kitchen????

    I like your oat supplementation Maggie. :)

  13. clare
    7 February, 2010 at 11:35 pm (4 years ago)

    i love your acupuncturist’s idea. saying “i will” or “must” is so “damning.” it can really box you in instead of allowing the flow of life to occur peacefully.

    im working on sleep, its been a bear this week.

  14. Monique
    8 February, 2010 at 12:43 pm (4 years ago)

    your oats look so creamy and delicious.

    good job on painting the bathroom!

  15. Sagan
    8 February, 2010 at 2:47 pm (4 years ago)

    Neat idea that your acupuncturist came up with. Myself, I find that walking is a GREAT way to relieve anxiety!

  16. Elizabeth (The Dallas Celiac)
    8 February, 2010 at 8:45 pm (4 years ago)

    I’m sorry you’re having trouble with anxiety but I can definitely relate. The only thing that seems to help is setting aside time to not think about work (or other things that stress you out) and trying to “turn it off” during that time.

    I like oatmeal + oatbran together and even better with maple syrup – yum!

  17. Vera
    9 February, 2010 at 1:55 am (4 years ago)

    Hi!
    Just a question: What vitamins do you take in the morning?

    xox, Vera

  18. Kristin Pizzi
    9 February, 2010 at 7:01 pm (4 years ago)

    Kitchen sink salads are the best :) I am like you, whenever I get anxious I just need to go for a walk… or run :) clears the head.