Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I Did It!! Finally Back On Track

I did it!! Finally I woke up at a good hour and got a chance to do a workout before heading to work. As per my training schedule I did Yoga Sculpt and leg strength training. I really liked getting my workout over with and going on with the rest of the day. I also found that I am a lot less sore/stiff than I normally would be. Most of the time I do my workout late at night and then don't do much for the rest of the night. I think the lack of moving around causes me to get stiff. Whereas today I feel absolutely fine :) Hopefully that will motivate me tomorrow morning to get up early again. He he he.

Breakfast was a bowl of cereal with a sliced banana.

When I got to work I snacked on some granola with yogurt and a clementine.

By lunch time I was getting pretty hungry and this sandwich hit the spot perfectly. It's just greens, tomato, turkey on my fav bread (pumperknickle).

I also had a couple of bites of yesterdays pasta salad.

During the afternoon I snacked on a clementine.

And I succumbed temptation and bought a bag of hickory sticks.

We're not perfect all the time right? ;)

I was originally planning on making some chicken noodle soup for supper but when I got home I wasn't really hungry. Instead I cleaned our entire department. I mean like scrubbed, dusted and vacuumed the whole thing. I even scrubbed down our shower with CLR. Talk about a productive evening. :)

Afterward he hunger hit and I made corn chowder. Here it is in the pot.

And in my bowl :)

It was the same recipe as last week. Let me know if you want it!

After my run last night I posted on Twitter/Facebook asking people if they knew of any ways to get rid of shin splints. I got a lot of good suggestions that I will be trying very soon. In the back of my head today I was thinking about being not just a better athlete but a smarter one. Then when I read Angie's post tonight it really got me thinking about it. She talks a little bit about how it has taken time to trust herself and realize what she is capable.

I know what my New Years resolution will be. To be a smarter athlete. My doctor (she's been my doctor as long as I can remember) retired this past summer. And although that is awesome for her, it sucks for me :( I am going to find a new doctor in the new year and go for a check up. I really want to be proactive about keeping my body healthy and strong enough to continue with my running.

Have you thought about your New Years resolutions for 2010?

1 comment:

  1. 1. Your photos are simply amazing! So much so, in fact, it's almost like the Hickory sticks are meant to be snuck right in there ;-)

    2. If I could get working out first thing in the morning, it will be the day that will astonish me for life! I Wish!

    3. It is a constant struggle with me walking the line between what I know I'm "capable" of doing vs. what my body is telling me. I'm secretly on the fence about which race I will be running in the Bluenose in May. My heart and my head wants to run the half (OMG I just TYPED THAT OUT IN PUBLIC! *squeels*), but my physical body is telling me not to get my hopes up because I'm not so sure my body (old lingering injuries) could handle the training schedule. In fact, my knees are already bothering me from the increased activity I've been doing for the last month.

    BUT I have a "theory" (read: hope) that by the time the Spring comes, I will have lost enough more weight that it will be easier on my joints and thus easy peasy, right? Right?!?! :-D

    Are you signing up for the Bluenose?