Thursday, June 26, 2008
While packing food for our 12+ hour trip my wife and I came across some leftover steamed cauliflower and brocolli...I had just finished the last of my plain yogurt...couldn't see wasting it so I popped the cold leftovers into the quart container and snacked on them along the way.
I couldn't help but chuckle at myself thinking...I really don't LIKE cold leftover steamed brocolli and cauliflower, but here I am chonking away...the perfect example of the new "food as fuel" mentalilty I've adopted since joining SP. Like the saying goes: eating to LIVE, not the other way around!
It took about 12 1/2 hours to arrive here @ Grand Rapids, MI and I had the restless jitters when I arrived, despite power walking on rest stops. So I found out the hotel had a deal with a nearby fitness center a few miles away. Does it make sense to DRIVE someplace to use a treadmill? Nah!
So I took a leisurely walk to the fitness center, hopped on the treadmill for 40 minutes...making sure not to push myself, set the speed down to 3.6 instead of my usual 4.2 and my heart rate stayed around a low-key 105.
Walked back through all the empty mall-parking lots, etc...what a tremendous amount of concrete all around here...lol!
Super kick off to my travels...heading back to the fitness center again this morning.
Hope everyone is healthy and well and having fun!