My nice training run yesterday had me hobbling around like an old lady. I’ve noticed that when it is below 60 degrees my joints really hurt when I run. It’s a good thing I’m not in New York anymore. It’s not like they hurt just for a few hours, but for days. So tonight I used it as my excuse to have a rest day in the middle of the week. I took Emmy for a walk which helped with mobility quite a bit. When we got back, Nick and his Dad were already in the apartment. Since my Mother-in-law is on vacation with my aunt we’ve been having my Father-in-law over for dinner so that he doesn’t have to eat alone or get lonely. Being retired must be hard… I’m not even 30 yet and I can’t wait for the day that I have a retirement party.
I had actually planned out our menu this week. Usually, I just buy a protein and a vegetable and go from there, but this week I had a set plan since last week’s premarinating didn’t work out so well for me. One day I will find a happy medium. Tonight I had planned to make clam chowder. I’ve always had my Mom’s or one of my Aunt’s (they use the same recipe) but have never made it myself. The recipe that I used was from allrecipes.com. It turned out really well. I think it got a little thick at the end, but that can easily be remedied when we go to have left overs. I don’t know why, but when I tasted the soup I was surprised that it tasted like clam chowder. Now that I know what goes into clam chowder, I will be less likely to order it in a restaurant. There is so much butter and cream but boy, did it taste good.