Happy Memorial Day! A big thank you to all who have served and our going to serve our great country.
I have to work today (not complaining, though, seriously), but it still feels kind of like a holiday, you know? My gym is closed today, so no strength workout. That means brekkie a little sooner 😀
After letting breakfast settle, John and I went to the track for a run. Feeling optimistic here:
I figured I would let my leg be the judge. For the first mile, I was concerned about even doing 1.5 miles. My left leg is fatigued. But, I kept going. It was strangely smoky out, too. I think someone was burning brush. I thought that was slowing John down, because he only passed me a couple times. It never dawned on me that I might actually be going faster than I did the other day (duh).
After 10 laps, I was actually running okay still, although my leg was tired. I talked to my body. Heart said “Doing fine, this is slower than normal cardio anyway”. Right leg said, “Doing fine, as long as you don’t ask me to carry the load of the left leg.” Left leg said “Geez, Lori, I am pretty tired, but I will give it my best shot.” So, I kept going for the final 2 laps. My gait was starting to look a little funny by the end and I pep talked my way through the last lap with “Come on leg, you can do it!” “Just a little more.” “Don’t give up!” John said he heard something, but didn’t know what I was saying. Probably a good thing.
Anyway – I did 3 miles! In 34:45. That’s only about 5 minutes off my normal pace, so I couldn’t be more pleased. I am almost back. Or like John says, I am in the general vicinity.
Post workout drink:
Got to work and it was busy, surprisingly. I kind of had that mental expectation that it would be a slow holiday and got a shocker. Oops! Does that ever happen to you?
John made these wheat rolls for the picnic on Saturday and they are perfect for a little egg salad sammie.
And fresh blueberries at a good price. It’s about picking season! I can’t wait to get the first 4 pound bucket of blueberries again so I can be in an antioxidant coma with blue teeth soon…..
One thing about living on the main road in town, we don’t have to drive anywhere to see the Memorial Day parade as it comes right in front of our house! It’s kind of nice. This is the view from our porch:
A bazillion emergency vehicles, which they love to do around here:
Very short parade (small town), but cute. John made lattes when it was over:
and I had a bar:
Regarding what I was saying yesterday, 105 is *not* my goal weight. I just wanted to clear that up. That was what I was told it should be when I had lost weight in my 20s. I was so bummed that I still had 45 pounds to go (when I actually looked pretty good), that it seemed insurmountable. So I gained more :D. Now my goal is actually 135, which is quite a bit more reasonable, and truthfully, there really is no reason I shouldn’t shoot for it at 5’2″. That way I can keep my muscles and my curves (and my food).
Dinner time! John threw a couple of ears of corn on the grill in the husks. So good. I love grilled corn. It adds a little extra sumthin sumthin to it.
This is how Pixie spent the holiday:
She just barely opened her eye as if to warn me not to disturb her LOL!
Plus we are going out for a coffee. 😀 I am paying the piper for the run earlier (this is my new favorite saying). I have no strength in my leg left because I used it all up. Oooops. Guess tomorrow will be an easier day. I’ll recap May and set new June goals tomorrow.
Question: How did you spend Memorial Day?