Must have been the air
The good news is that whatever was “bugging” me yesterday is gone! By the time I left work, I had all but convinced myself that I was just going to do something easy like ride the bike or walk on the treadmill instead of run (not that those two things are easy, but they are less intense than running). But as soon as I left my building and starting walking over to the gym, I got a renewed energy! Must’ve been whatever is in the air over here.
I hopped on the treadmill and ran a mile, then walked for 2 minutes to drink some water (only reason I stopped was thirst), and then finished another 2 miles after that before I cooled down. I could’ve done more, and my partner did (because she rocks), but I didn’t want to push it especially if I’m coming down with something. I must’ve sweated out all the toxins because I felt great! That feeling carried over the rest of the night and to today. Although I did get in bed before 10:00 last night, just to be safe 😉
Distance: 3.75 miles
Running Pace: 12:11/mile (calculated this before cool down, 3.12 miles in 38 minutes, the 0.12 was walking at 3.8 for 2 min)
Calories: about 300 (I’m going to start assuming 80 calories per mile)
Before leaving work for my run, I had a Kashi bar because I was so not in the mood for yogurt (whaaa?!):
And I’m just now realizing how small they actually are, hmm…
But it did a good job of holding me over and fueling me through the workout. After I ran, I did a TON of stretching my legs, arms, back, etc. Then I had a few extra minutes so I got two quick sets of bicep curls + shoulder presses and triceps extensions in (using 10 lb weights). I have heard so many good things about the Jillian Michaels “30 Day Shred” DVD that I’m seriously considering getting one myself. That or its going on my birthday list (which is in May) 🙂
Dinner was sort of a smorgasbord. I had originally intended to make some brown rice but I changed my mind and had another mini-bagel for my grain serving with dinner. The husband made some pork things…I’m not a big meat connoisseur, so I have no idea what parts are what. He used to be a butcher so he’s the know it all. I do ask that he gets mostly lean stuff for me though 😉
There were 4 pork “tenders?” on my plate, but I only ended up eating three and saving the other one (plus two more that were left) for lunch today. I also had some broccoli and half a sweet potato with cottage cheese and cinnamon.
Oh and how could I forget? I haven’t had wine in FOREVER. I just don’t buy it because I’m the only one who drinks it at home, so it seems like a waste. I do like to have it with friends though or when someone else gives it to me, as was the case tonight.
My mom got this at a conference she’d gone to and she doesn’t drink reds because they give her a headache and she knew I love them (thanks Mom)!
I had never heard of this brand before, but its from Washington State. I have noticed most of my choices come either from Australia or California. So I was excited to try this one! I also wasn’t sure what to think because I searched the bottle looking for key words like “merlot”, “cabernet”, etc. Haha. I obviously don’t know wine that well.
So, I poured myself a glass to have with dinner (yes, just one). It was sweet but not too sweet. And it went down pretty smoothly, whereas some reds are a little drier or tart which always makes me squint a little even if I like the taste.
Here’s what an expert had to say: “Cherry and raspberry aromas unfold from the glass. Red cherries, cola and strawberry flavors balance the fine acidity and a reveal a palate of sweet tannins. The flavors open up beautifully on the long, soft finish.” –Ray Einberger, Winemaker
After dinner, Josh and I watched some taped episodes of “Man vs. Food” (on the travel channel) which is his new favorite show I think. The only thing I keep bringing up is “Okay, so I want to know his workouts because he should weigh 500 pounds” or “How often does he do these?” Haha. But I love watching all the different restaurants he goes to across the U.S. There is a German place in Columbus, OH (about 4 hours from here) that we’re thinking about driving up to one day.
For dessert, I had some grapes:
And then later on, some more grapes + Cinnamon Raisin PB and some sugar cookie sleigh ride tea.
Even if they are fruit based, I’ve gotta cut back on the desserts/snacks in the evening. The first cup of grapes was fine, I didn’t need a second. I don’t want to start that cycle again. I think its my running though that is making me feel hungrier (or making me think I am) so I’ve just got to keep eating enough during the day and really listening to my body (and not the mind) at night. At least its still all crap free!
Hope you had a good Thursday. And THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY! Can I get an Amen? Haha…