Welcome to 2012!
Last night, Craig and I welcomed in the new year with a fairly low-key event—minus some fire on someone’s hair!
Andy, our host for the evening, invited us over for an Alaskan-themed dinner.
We had all sorts of Alaskan foods:
I’m not a big fish person, but I do love halibut.
Fun fact: caribou and reindeer are the same animal
caribou = wild
reindeer = domesticated
This was ground caribou meat mixed with breadcrumbs, seasonings, and herbs and then placed on a mushroom. Very delicious.
Our contribution: Ptarmigan that Craig shot this fall.
He made a cream and butter sauce with tarragon and saffron (which is crazy expensive). It was good and not gamey at all.
Very good as well!
And local beers of many sort.
After dinner we watched the movie Cowboys and Aliens and then got ready to ring in the New Year with a toast.
Everyone getting ready!
After our toast, we proceeded outside for some fireworks.
When arriving home at 2 a.m., we saw this moose having a late-night snack on the bushes.
I definitely ate my fair share of food last night, so I made sure to get my butt to the gym for a workout this morning. Since I usually take Sundays off, I kept it on the easy side.
0.5 mile walk
1 mile run
0.5 mile walk
15 minutes elliptical
I wanted to run at least one mile because I want to see how long I can continue with the streak of running every day.
I know there are a lot of factors that can derail a run: sickness, weather (specifically ice), but I’m going to do my best to run at least one mile every day. We shall see how long it lasts!
Yesterday (Saturday) morning, I ran 7 miles outside in 1:06 (slow!).
It was COLD at 1* F.
Hope your first day of the new year was a good one!