This post is brought to you by a fast 2 mile run (16 minutes) on the treadmill and a little bit of weights.
My, oh my ... where has my head been? Yesterday I:
1) Drove past my road and had to go around the block to get home.
2) Took my daughter to McD's and paid at the first window, then just drove off. I had to back up to get her order. You should have seen the look she gave me. Of course, being 13 it's all about her and how mortified she was by my actions. The guy in the window just laughed and said it happens all the time. and the big kicker ....
3) I realized I would have gone to the WRONG RACE this weekend!!! ACCCKKKKK - now that's a problem!
I've been sort of nagging my sister in law to join me in the race this weekend. She is so not a runner, but she does like to exercise, especially outdoors, so I thought maybe she'd join. It's a no-go, but she was asking me details about it. And just to make sure I got the time right (Yeah, so not my problem here!) I double checked the website. Only to discover I've been planning to go to the wrong race.
I have a race scheduled for this weekend (Feb 7th) and two weeks after that (Feb 28th). I thought this weekend was the 8K and the following was the 10K, but nooooo, I'd reversed them! Having the distance wrong is a minor problem .. but the wrong location would have been disasterous as I never would have made it from one location to the other in time.
Phewf! Thank goodness for finding this out in time!
Last night I had another session with the Dr. My ankle feels 99% and my hip is up to about 75%. If I sit still too long the hip gets tight, but it is improving. He said 1, maybe 2, more sessions and I should be done. I don't really know exactly what he's doing but it seems to be working.
After that I had to go into town to drop off my daughter, so I decided to hit up the track. I ran 4 miles in 33:45 (8:26/mile). I'm pretty happy with that. Hopefully I can be around this range for my race this weekend - though I expect a bit slower due to hills and terrain.
Breakfast - Oatmeal with flax seed, peanut butter and Kashi Go Lean Crunch (this was an awesome addition for a little crunchy texture)
Lunch - Hummus Sandwich on whole wheat thin bread & a large container of mixed veggies with Sabra Chipotle Hummus. YUM YUM YUM. I have a large container of hummus I need to use up shortly, which is just fine because I love it.
Dinner - 1 c. Smart Penne Pasta, 1/4 cup jarred Alfredo sauce, 2 oz. grilled chicken, 2 cups broccoli, carrots & red pepper
Dessert - 1 square Lindt Chili Chocolate
I had planned to have a cup of milk tonight but I'm feeling quite full and really just wanted water.
Now to just keep this up.....