Wrapped up my all-outdoors holiday run streak yesterday with an icy cold 2-miler on the Greenway with my sister — our first run together since before Thanksgiving.
Our New Year’s run also marks the start of Janathon, an online fitness festival in which participants do some form of exercise every day this month and blog or tweet about it. Much as I love the run streak — still tabulating the data on that, by the way — I’m looking forward to being able to exercise indoors and get some cross training in this month. (Especially with highs expected to be below zero early next week!)
Just to make it more interesting, and to give myself a reason to pay more attention to what’s going on with twitter, I’m going to try reporting my results there. If you’re curious, you can follow along at @tanyaischcaylor.
Finally, yesterday being New Year’s and all, I cooked up some cabbage in honor of Grandma Jane. It was really simple but surprisingly good, though I was the only one brave enough to try it. Basically I quartered the cabbage and cut the quarters into strips, then dropped them into a pot with 2 cups of chicken broth, 2 tablespoons of butter, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of Adobe spice mix from Chicago Spice House. (Yes, that’s a lot of fat to add to cabbage, but I was following a southern-style recipe in hopes of enticing more takers. I also added some pepperoni, thinking it might attract the interest of the family carnivores, but it didn’t work.) Oh well, more for me!