Thursday, March 28, 2013

Four

Today I decided to push myself and run four miles.  The experience was sort of better than my run Tuesday, but I am still not where I was at before the Natasha situation.  It kind of pisses me off, since I was getting to the point where I was really gaining speed and had more stamina.  Now I just absolutely struggle, have no energy, and have to take so many walk breaks.  It's another lesson learned I guess about not screwing around and letting myself get out of shape.  I finished the 4 miles in 53:58.  I clearly race better than I train.  I ran 5 miles in an hour just St. Patrick's Day!  

My knee is also still bothering me, and I have the feeling it's my body giving me the finger for not doing yoga for a REALLY long time.  I need to whip out those yoga DVDs again, and hopefully some stretching will help.

I have another successful day of eating well under my belt.  I changed up breakfast and had an English muffin with Barney Butter.  Lunch was kind of lame today, the only remotely healthy thing they had was lamb stew, so I had about 3/4 cup of that with a half cup of rice, and then steamed carrots on the side.  By the way, I don't know if I've ever explicitly said this, but we get free food at my cafeteria, and there is a TON of unhealthy stuff around.  I mean, I could have 7 slices of pizza and a pound of steak fries a day if I wanted them.  The cafeteria tries their best to offer healthy options, but they don't always succeed.  While I could bring my own food, and I do sometimes, my laziness and miserly ways overcome any misgivings I have about the food.

Even though the run was kind of lame tonight, I earned enough PP (plus budgeted my daily ones) to have a small portion of quinoa spaghetti with meat sauce for dinner.  I also snagged a dessert from the cafeteria to savor after dinner.  Behold:


Yes, that tastes as good as it looks.  It's some kind of gluten free chocolate cake with whipped topping.  It's also not very big, so it's the perfect amount to have as a treat.  I'm going to wait until after we clean the kitchen so I can sit down and really enjoy it!

2 comments:

  1. Yum.....I had frozen yogurt tonight for a treat. Also, I went out on Tuesday with the intention of running 4.25 miles and only did 2.25....it was kind of chilly and I got that weird metallic taste in my mouth and coughed every time I breathed in too deep....I just couldn't do any more.

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  2. I love frozen yogurt! Yeah I am going to do 5 miles this weekend and kind of dread it. I don't really have a choice because I've got to get used to it!!

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