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*still* a runner

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

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. emoticon
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    Way to go with the running. (I think the whole "if you're going too slow, you're not running" is a bunch of nonsense. The way the body moves defines walk, jog, and run to me.)

    I might have to look into the whole spinach in a smoothie concept. Wonder if my baby blender could handle it.
    2157 days ago
    Those beets look so yummy. I think i might try the lentil too! keep up the running. You're doing great!
    2158 days ago
    of course you're still a runner, silly. it's less than a year since you ran a 10 k, remember?
    ... lions calling and speedwork at noon. busy day.
    2159 days ago
    emoticon on getting back to running :) Glad you settled right back in with no problems :)
    And, um, good luck with those smoothies ... I don't think I could keep ANY of them down, lol.
    2159 days ago
    just do what you can
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