It was a dark and early morning when I got up to run. Am I the only one that forgets that it is a new year? Guess when you stick to the same schedule it will feel that way. Definitely not running outside! I snagged a Vanilla Almond Luna bar as a pre-run snack.
Gym still not crowded this morning. There were a few people there, but they were regulars. I was wondering if it was people moving to a different gym. A Planet Fitness opened up in our mall and it is only $10 a month, so maybe people from my gym (whose memberships expire in January) moved there.
I hopped on the treadmill and ran for 5 miles at an 11:00 pace with a bit of speed work in the middle. I thought about taking a walking break in the middle when I changed soundtracks on my mp3, but I just kept going through the whole thing. Sometimes it can be precarious doing that while running, at least for me.
One thing about running longer is watching people come and go – and somebody *always* has to make a comment about how long I am on the mill. You know, I never comment on other peoples’ workouts, and yet everybody feels the need to comment on mine?
I was quite hangry when I got home. I made up a bowl of banana custard cream of wheat topped with PB and jam.
Good thing is was really hot or I would have just poured it down my throat in one shot!
Lots of work today. Things are all back to what passes for normal around here.
Since I cannot satisfy my blueberry fix anymore, I can at least get another berry fix for lunch! I pulled out an old standby of greek yogurt, cereal, and strawberries.
Cereal is in the house and I am doing okay with it. It’s not even up high.
As I am sitting here typing this, I am noticing that my chest muscles are sore today. That almost never happens. Must be from doing different exercises now that my shoulders are better. Normally 15# DB flyes don’t cause soreness, but with a several-month layoff, guess that is another story. It’s a good sore, though.
and some of these because I was hungry:
John won the last week of football picks. Boooo! I ended up 1 game up for the whole season, though (go me!). Of course, this week’s defeat, which was a flaming defeat by 5 games, meant dinner out tonight. John chose 99.
John in celebratory Heissman pose:
99 serves popcorn to munch on, which is kind of fun and different.
I created a meal of things I wanted off the menu from the side items and asked that they be brought as a single meal.
I chose a side salad:
With some broccoli
and some of the jammin’ crab chowder:
Nice to get everything I wanted and nothing I didn’t! The soup was very good, too.
I was not too full after dinner. We walked around a bit and headed across the street for an apertif!
I have a decaf americano. That is a good way to order decaf as it is made fresh.
It’s so nice to have an evening where I don’t have to work!