So, I have always had a complex about running in the gym or on the track…especially when there is a unit PT going on. (Military Physical Training with a large group of people running fast, and working their butts off). I have always been self-conscious to ‘walk’ when they are running and huffing it. Well, despite it being cold and rainy and me being sick and clouded, I decided to hit the track. It is Week 4 Day 2 of my C25K and I had a sneaking suspicion my body was going to try and get the best of me…..but before we see how the run went, let’s start at my 4:36am wake-up call. the Youngin’ wanted to wake early, so I also woke early…in a fog and utterly exhausted. After getting ready for work I decided to make a nice breakfast for myself!
It was VERY yummy and filling! I could not believe I was able to modify and substitute in order to make such an amazing breakfast for only 4pts+…BONUS!
I also have my lovely bento that I packed last night (I already have tomorrow’s packed, hee hee) I had: salmon with grilled broccoli and asparagus, yogurt with grapes, pita with hummus, and a salad!
The day was a little rough! I was freezing cold, sneezing and could not stop my nose from running. I absolutely REFUSED to let that throw me off course, or get me down!! On my way to pick up the Youngin’ I stopped at the track (here the story of my phobia continues…) there were two separate units doing their PT. You can bet I sashayed my butt into the gym to take the run to the treadmill….BUT, they were all full! C’mon, Really???? So outside I went, and like a movie or some sort of perverse joke, it started to rain. Nope, don’t care…I am going to DO this run! I did my walking warm up and smiled even though people literally ‘dodged’ me. There are 5 lanes, but I guess they had to be in the lane I was using, perhaps to make a point, OR perhaps to be my motivation to say “Meh, I am learning and going at my pace so I do this RIGHT!” I did my run, and although my foot started shooting pain, I huffed through it. The breathing was alright, the dead legs were the only thing making it hard. I did it though and that is what matters. I did not stop, and I even passed TWO guys that had to keep stopping!! It made me feel good that I could keep up and that I was just as deserving to be on that track! I gave a little extra walk at the end to enjoy the drizzle and the fresh air!
After getting the Youngin’ I came home in time to see my Hub off on his last night shift of the week (YAHOO!!!) and then began making my Tofu Parmesan…new recipe.
It was so good. I think I would have cooked up the tofu a little more before putting it in, but for my first attempt, very yummy!!!! I added a salad with feta and FF Balsamic vinegar on top just to get some extra crunch in my meal! The rest of my evening has consisted of: laying things out for tomorrow, packing the bento for tomorrow, doing laundry, planning breakkie for tomorrow, and taking a quick warm bath as I read my SELF magazine! Overall a good day…..my achy body has NOTHING on my determination 🙂