running update and fajitas

Friday, February 22, 2013

i got home kind of late last night from work. I was just working on a few things and got kind of sucked in, and before I knew it, it was well past when I normally leave. I try to get home with ample time, because our treadmill is in the same room as J's officespace, and because our house sucks, we have to have either the computer running, or the treadmill running, but never both. At times even one extra light can cause the whole circuit to be over loaded. Theres no other place to put the darn thing though, so I deal. Anyway, I try to get home and get my exercise in before John gets home, so he can get into the office and do his work he needs to do, but I was short on time yesterday.

Instead of just saying, i'll just do what I can and move on, I opted to push myself harder and get in the maximum I could with the time I had. While 15 minute mile pace isnt exactly glorious, I was able to complete 1 mile with a 5 minute cool down and warm up. Running for 1 mile straight has been a goal of mine for a while, and to check that off my box of things to do just makes me giddy.

If I can do one mile, maybe a 5k is not too far off in my future, maybe 10k, maybe even, a disney half marathon - who knows! But checking off that one mile mark, just opens up doors to make these all seem possible, since I had been mentally struggling with hitting that point for so long.

Dinner was fajitas. I use this lovely mixture from Trader Joe's (gotta love that store!), and some chicken, and low sodium taco mix. Add in two tortillas, and some fat free beans on the side, and I had a decent, very filling meal for about 500 calories or so.

Previously, I would've never thought of making these myself, instead resorting to the local mexican place on a weekend to get my fix. Now I know how easy they are and healthier at home, and will include them in my routine of meals.

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  • JUDY106
    Great job on the 1 mile run. The food looks fabulous. That's a healthy meal.
    Way to Go !!
    1917 days ago
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