I cleaned it up but didn't get a chance to use it until today. I'd been to the grocery store a few times since we bought it, but silly me kept forgetting to buy popcorn kernals. Well, I remembered today. After lunch, I finally used it.
I wasn't exactly impressed.
I love air popped popcorn but for some reason, this stuff tasted funny. I even checked the expiration date on the kernals and I still have a good two years to use this stuff. I don't know...it didn't taste stale, but it just tasted weird. Even the boys said it was different. I bought some Jiffy Pop butter flavoring to sprinkle on it, and I was pretty generous with the salt, too, but still, it just didn't taste right.
I'm just confused as to how in the heck I managed to mess up popcorn. LOL Oh well. I ate a couple handfuls and let the boys eat the rest (yes, even though they agreed it tasted different, they still ate it. Of course. LOL). Saved me some calories this way, I suppose. :)
I've decided to cancel my gym membership for the time being. I'm basically wasting $40 a month because I never go. I had this plan to go every morning before everyone else woke up, but seriously, waking up at 4:30 to drive 20 miles so I can work out for an hour and then turn around and drive back 20 miles just doesn't sound like much fun. I'd rather sleep. Or get up at 5:30 and run (and hey, even get an extra hour of sleep).
The thought of cancelling it sort of bums me out because I really do enjoy the gym - when I go. But since I haven't been going, I might as well save us some money, especially since I'm not working anymore. I can burn just as many calories running as I do using the elliptical and that's really all I used the gym for anyway.
Since I ran last night, today was technically a rest day, but I wanted to get an extra run in this week since I'd been slacking. I decided to go out too late, though. The sky was looking crappy, but I decided to attempt it anyway. I was barely a half a mile out before I saw lightning. I turned around at half a mile and headed back. I was kind of disappointed that I only managed a mile, but hey, it's a mile more than I had, right? Since I wasn't going to get much distance, I tried to really push myself but I was a little sore still from yesterday. I wasn't as fast as I'd have liked, but it was better than usual.
|1 mile, time 12:01, 12:05 pace, 142 calories burned|