Work has been steadily busy the last week, so I feel like this week is flying by! No complaints… but isn’t it funny how we mostly seem to wish the week away to get to the weekend? Then wonder where the time went? Just a thought.
I need to slow down and enjoy my coffee tea today.
I kept my eye on the weather all day yesterday. Originally, it was supposed to be raining all afternoon. But God seems to know and respect my training schedule, and postponed the rain until later in the night (perfect sleeping weather, btw). It was another steady 8:30-paced run on my favorite trail. Ok really, I just need to find myself a new trail. On the “to-do” list this weekend…
I didn’t monitor my pace at all during- as to not obsess and psych myself out. I know I’m slower than I was a few months ago. Maybe some of it is nervousness. As of late, it seems I hit that five-mile mark and my body says, “back up, bitch” and starts to crumble. I won’t be doing that until next week, but it’s still in the back of my mind. I can’t believe it’s already been six months since I got my first injury??? That’s an entire half a year of running… nonrunning… running… nonrunning. Stressful to say the least.
I’m not going to baby my leg forever, though. Someone needs to be taught who’s boss. And that’s ME. Maybe it was the 8:30 pace, but those three miles were almost too easy. I’m ready for more!
And because I decided yesterday that I was a bad ass, I decided a little tread and shred was necessary. Whats up, Level 2? Cheer squats and a v-fly? Please…
Ok, actually that move still sucks, but don’t bring me down.
Maybe I felt so crazy because I had a stellar dinner.It’s that “old fashioned” protein we discussed in the last post. I was grocery shopping last night and couldn’t resist when I passed the deli counter. I honestly don’t remember the last time I bought deli… so it was a good way to mix things up! Turkey/spinach/mushroom wrap with zucchini and yellow squash? Yes please!
Speaking of, thanks for all the comments! I know that eating habits and lifestyle can be a touchy subject. We’re all set it our own ways. Personally, I eat meat maybe three or four times on average during the week. It works for me. And I know I get my protein elsewhere (the point was made that there are small amounts in a lot of the things you eat- which is true and something to consider if you’re concerned about your intake). Some people need it at every meal. And that’s fine. That’s even how I grew up. I just eat differently now. As long as you find the balance that works for you. That’s the important part!
And the grocery shopping… what a trip. This is not the “healthy balance” I just mentioned… ha! I got a random coupon to Dominick’s (the Safeway brand store around here) for $10 off if I spend $50. “Perfect,” I thought, “I’ll stock up on the necessary stuff for Jaime’s wedding cake and get some randoms I need”.
So what did my cart look like?
Asparagus… salad mix… zucchini… squash… mushrooms… oatmeal… 2 lbs of butter… 2 large bags of powdered sugar… large carton of heavy whipping cream… 5 lbs of sugar…
I probably blew the guy’s mind. But maybe not. Either way. I was laughing. As he swiped the butter, I wanted to be like, “yeah- I’m feeding dessert to about 100 people next week- don’t judge.” Then I realized I don’t really care that much…
Here’s to a good Thursday! It’s actually a rest day for me, so I’m spending the night cleaning and such. Well… maybe just the “and such” part. We’ll see how ambitious I get.