it's been three weeks - the trip, jet lag, and then my meds and heart rate decided they did not get along last week. at worst, i thought my running days might be over. but jet lag is long past, and it seems we got the meds settled out, and today, watching my heart rate, i ran. and ran. and ran. well, i call it running, though DH could walk right next to me. i am what you call a slow runner. not only did it not feel like i had taken a 3-week hiatus since the last run, it felt better than most runs in recent times. in all, i ran about 3.7 miles of a 5 mile session. and felt fine through the whole thing.
i've tried a couple of smoothies since my first attempt - one with berries, banana and soy milk and spinach and white beans that sat very nicely, and another with apple, banana, spinach and water - that one did not sit as well, i think because it had no protein and when it wore off i didn't feel right. no time yesterday, will try another for today's snack.
my meal plan does not want to get planned. so far this week:
african peanut soup from Quick and Easy Vegan Celebrations:
used the vitamix for it both to cut up the veggies and to blend the soup in the end, worked nicely.
and red lentil balls:
served with the vegan tzatsiki sauce and tonight with this:
today, a tofu stir fry with bok choy, broccoli, mushrooms and brown rice (own throw together recipe).
and of course salads everywhere, the huger the better.
i don't seem to be doing a better job on the planning - especially with a last minute decision to eat dinner at a restaurant yesterday. pleased with my choices - asian salad with dressing on the side. one glass of wine.
and weight is back to my initial goal of 111.