Wednesday, July 03, 2013
I'm still here, I'm still doing my mileage challenge, I'm just mostly being quiet.
I took Sunday and Monday as days of rest due to the unusual heat we've been having here in Portland lately. It fortunately broke last night and cooled off nicely. I had planned a 3 mile run on the treadmill in the basement, and was dreading it, so instead given that it wasn't too terribly awful outside I invited Bill to go for a walk with me. We did two miles and it was very nice. He doesn't often say 'I enjoyed that' but did last evening. I'll take it!
A friend at work yesterday asked how many veggies we go through a week LOL I'm having either fruit and greek yogurt for breakfast, or veggie eggs. Then lunch is some kind of protein with .... yep, you guessed it, more veggies! Either a bag of frozen or a big bowl of fresh.
Our salads now consist of chopped veggies - broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, zucchini, carrots, asparagus, mushrooms, sugar snap peas, onions, etc. and so on, but no lettuce. We still love kale and spinach, but have foregone adding them to the salads because there are just so many veggies there's no room for leafy stuff! It's good and crunchy and satisfying. If I want something warm, I saute the veggies in coconut oil. Delish!
So that's essentially me. I'm not going to get all twitchy over not running yesterday. I'm walking kennel kids tonight and will certainly get a great workout with that. I have Thursday off (as does most of the US) and will get out early to get a run in before the day heats up. I also have Friday off, so I'm planning on getting the kids out and walked early as well. Then I'll get up early on Saturday and do another long run - 5 miles this time - and will feel ok about my week's efforts.
I hope you all have a good holiday if you're in the US - enjoy, be safe, and be happy.