Thursday, April 18, 2013
I decided to change things up a little today and ran outside rather than at the gym. I finished 3.4 miles in 36 minutes... and I didn't run the entire thing, I ran the first mile then did intervals. It was such a beautiful day today, it just seemed like the thing to do. I found a solution for my key issue when I am running. I walk to my brother's house first and leave my keys at his house (and occasionally the dog too). After my run I stopped at the little corner store and bought the two foods I was craving today. Sardines and strawberries. Not to be eaten together, just in case you were wondering. I don't even know that I really like sardines all that much, but I was craving them something fierce, so I figured what the heck, why not? I had them with crackers for a snack. Some of the strawberries I added to my protein shake for lunch, and I will just eat the rest tonight probably. I have this theory that if I am craving something (food) then there is something about that food that my body needs. This doesn't work with chips or sweets, but I find it is true for most other foods.
If I get going early enough tomorrow I think I might go to the gym and fit in a short workout before my friend comes over. I only made it to the gym once this week, which isn't very cost effective. I did get PLENTY of exercise though, starting with kayaking, then my monster walk, and then running yesterday and today. So I am not whining about not getting enough exercise, just that I paid for my gym membership and I should make use of it. I wish my gym had a pool, is what I wish. I want to start swimming again, but the pool I can use has very restricted (inconvenient) hours. sigh.