Huh? What the heck does that mean?
THAT, my friends, means that it is the last night my husband will be on 12 hour night shifts! This has been going on for TOO long! Having a baby, a kindergartener, a full-time job, kid’s football, and a PTO to run, made being on my own EVERY NIGHT a little tough. Not to mention my new goal of running and getting better about the meals I prepare and the exercise I do. It has been a real test to my ability to stay organized, in a routine, and most of all, SANE!
I was tired and feeling a little under-enthusiastic about the run for the day, BUT does that mean I would skip it, HELL NO!!! I want to run, not because I want to be skinny or because I want to buy smaller jeans (although, a healthy size 5 would be cool) it is because I am LOVING this journey! I feel so much better setting goals and reaching them in terms of distance and time, not weight and size!! It is slowly changing me, and making me more aware of what my body can do, instead of what it can look like! So off to the gym I went on my way home from work…tired due to the 3:50am wake up, but geared to go!! I did a 4min warm up, then ran for 1.22 miles, 2 min walking, and then another 0.25 mile. It was pretty good, but I need to learn how to pace myself. AAAANNNNDDDD, reminder to choose carefully what I wear UNDER my workout pants!! The guy behind me must have been highly entertained because I had a series “bunching/falling down” undergarment issue. I was hoisting up my knickers WAY too often and was starting to get a little self-conscious…cue the red face and embarrassment! 😉 But, I kept at it and was proud of my progress. Did a straight 2K so I am almost half-way there and it took me only 2 weeks to go from 0k to 2k!
NOW for some foodie goodies! I read a great recipe for homemade dark chocolate almond butter on OSG today so I decided to make a mini portion. Easy peezy…???
Okay, so I think it would have been easier with 1) a bigger batch, 2) the bigger/better processor in my cupboard, 3) more dark chocolate, 4) and a squirt of sugar-free syrup to add a bit of sweetness). I am making a second attempt tomorrow, a full batch in the full processor! This one turned out too stiff (not blended enough in the beginning…even though it was blending for over 20 minutes- hence my
blaming suggesting the small processor and batch was to blame). I will let you know how it turns out!