Friday, January 06, 2012
Monday was a holiday for us, so DenverPaula and I got our workouts done early in the morning then settled in for some bowl games on TV. By late afternoon we were ready to get out of the house so we decided to go out for some shopping (cold weather running clothes to start training for a half-marathon this spring.) For us, these impromptu shopping trips are always fun, but usually expensive.
After a couple hours of shopping we started hunting for a place to eat. We finally settled on Red Robin - not the healthiest choice, but it sure sounded good to us at the time. We each ordered grilled teriyaki sandwiches. Paula had more self-control than I did. She substituted a side salad for her fries and only ate half her sandwich. I went for the fries (it had been a long time since I'd had any.) I only ate about 5 of fries, but devoured the entire sandwich - all 917 calories of it.
On the drive home I was already feeling guilty for my calorie sins and decided to go for an evening run as soon as we got home. I asked Paula if she wanted to join me and she agreed. We've never been out for a run at night before, so I had to dig through my cycling gear for reflective clothing and blinky lights. Once we felt we could be seen we headed out for our regular 5-mile route. What we soon discovered was our inability to see the path, especially with headlights blinding us. We made it through mostly unscathed - Paula nearly fell on some ice & snow and I twisted my ankle on an unseen rock.
Lesson learned; before our next night run, we should go on another shopping trip for some headlamps.