The Kindle is Cool!

My husband bought me a Kindle for mother’s day last year.  I have absolutely loved having it and take it with me everywhere.  Yesterday (and it’s looking like today) are days for staying inside.  We have an unprecidented 9 inches of snow outside, so running outdoors or hitting the gym really isn’t going to be happening. 
You probably wonder why I’m babbling about my Kindle.  Well, I have always wondered how anyone can read while on a treadmill, elliptical, etc.  Maybe it’s just me, but my head bobs up and down WAY too much to be able to read without getting seriously ill.  And while I love the idea of reading while exercising, I just don’t understand how it’s possible.
So yesterday I hit the treadmill to workout.  I knew I wouldn’t do 9 miles on it, but I also knew I wanted a good hard workout.  I decided to bump the incline to 10 and get a good crosstraining workout in.  I stated out with a magazine, but quickly started feeling icky just trying to focus on the little print.  That’s when I remembered – on the Kindle, you can change the font size from really small to obscenely huge (we’re talking 3 words per line huge).  SO….I bumbed the text size up as high as it would go and actually read while on the treadmill.  Yeah me!  It certainly made the hour fly by.
Prior to the treadmill workout, I did a 15 minute Bender Ball ab workout, and at the end of it all, felt great. 

And since it was a day of being locked up in the house, I did do some cooking of course!  I made a chicken enchilada slow cooker casserole for dinner for D and the kids.  I also made a homemade black bean soup and apple tofu spring rolls.  Today will likely be baked goods if I can swing it – my oven has been acting unbelievably retarded for weeks now.  It’s been screwing up a lot of my baking because it’s not holding the temp.  Ugh….

We’ll see what today holds.  I really dread the treadmill again, but do need to do something since I missed my long run because of the weather.

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I am a 45 yo busy career single mom and doctoral student attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free(ish) vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

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