I cannot believe it is Thursday already. Gorgeous day on tap around here as well. I took a rest day for the most part today. I have put 200 miles on my bike since June 1st. It’s making lifting hard to do.
Breakfast was a cooler weather classic – pumpkin cream of wheat!
Mornings in the 50s will make you want the warm stuff. This was topped with some honey and toasted pecans. Tasty!
So busy with work. I think they are close to losing my primary account because it has been so behind. I really hope not as I love this account and would have to be placed on another one – and who knows if I could be as productive. I can only do as much as I can and hope some other people step up to the plate like they have been asking. It does make it a little stressful.
That did make the morning go fast and I had a porch lunch and talked with John for the first time of the day (I was already working when he got up).
Don’t you love these outdoor lunches? I would eat dinner out here, except the sun is blazing on the porch at that time of day thanks to the city cutting down our big tree when they redid the road.
So, I thought I would talk a little more about running. I keep going back and forth as to whether I should continue to pursue it or not. Unless you are a new reader, you know that my back has caused leg problems for running. For a while, I thought I could run again and kind of had my mojo back, but then the pain became worse. So I stopped.
For me, running was something that was a *huge* obstacle for me. It was that one thing I could never do as an overweight child/adult and running always symbolized fitness and health. I thought if I could conquer that giant mountain it would kind of close that old “fat book” so to speak. So I trained. And I started running 5K races. And I began running some longer distances (the longest being 8 miles). I did a triathlon and duathlon. I was running! I could run!
Then I herniated the disk in my back and just being able to walk without pain again was enough let alone running. I never was quite the same again after that.
It is almost like admitting defeat to not run. Like I am less of an athlete. Like I have let something get the best of me – which is probably the worst part of it. That I am somehow taking the easy way out by not pushing through and doing it anyway. I know that isn’t true. I know that pushing through pain and doing something despite injury is not what you are supposed to do, and yet the thought is there.
Not sure if any of that makes sense or not. It is so very hard to close a book on something permanently.
Let’s move on to less serious stuff, shall we? Like latte time! This is an iced almond milk latte with some chocolate chips.
Pixie is snoring away in the background there.
I had a real craving for pizza for dinner, but John suggested a froyo ride, which also sounded good to me on a hot day! So, I just did my old go-to dinner of an omelet.
Broccoli outside of it tonight, feta cheese tucked inside.
It was a very nice night for a ride.
I snuck John into my yogurt picture 😈 My yogurt was honey almond flavor. No topping tonight since it wasn’t a long ride and I had the chocolate earlier in the day. One of the things I have to take in account when I am in weight loss mode.
And guess what? No flat tire! Yay! We have to buy new tubes before our next long ride. We have bought 5 tubes and gone through them all! I am shopping for a new tire as well, but that might have to wait for next paycheck.
So much for a real rest day, but it was only 12 miles and we weren’t biking too fast. Guess that is 212 miles this month so far 😀