Today was just one of those rainy days. I had planned all day to go downtown and run again and so mid-afternoon I had my snack:
(kashi crackers with pb&J)
and waited for the rain to stop. I waited. And waited. And waited. Finally, at around 4:45 I just got in my car and headed downtown anyways because I figured if it was drizzling I could still run and I was getting quite fidgety waiting around! Luckily for me, the rain stopped when I got there and I ran a 3 mile loop around downtown and a cute neighborhood called Thornton Park that I found via MapMyRun.com. Well, almost. I actually accidentally bypassed a road I was supposed to run down to make it 3 miles so I’m not quite sure what it was. Oh well. I ran for the first 25 minutes and then did a cool down walk for the last five minutes or so. Here are my stats:
Time: 28 minutes
Distance: 3 miles??
Average Heart Rate: 178
Max Heart Rate: 197
I can tell I’m getting better at the whole running thing because today it seemed easier than any other run. My heart rate was at at a more steady pace and I felt like I could have kept on running for another couple miles (without any walking!). But my shin was acting up, I didn’t want to push myself and, most importantly, I was getting hungry. I wish my stupid shin would just be normal. No bruising or swelling, but it’s definitely tender. I’m icing it right now actually. I wish it would just get better!!! 🙁
When I got home I threw together a quick dinner:
Yeah, yeah, yeah….I know it was super boring tonight but that leftover baked tofu (I made extra the other night) had to be eaten! It was sort of one of those nights where everything just just kind of “meh” to me and I didn’t feel like investing more energy in cooking. It started to pour again and I just wanted to take it easy. So….we had leftover baked tofu, a toasted Rudi’s whole wheat bagel, an apple and a spinach salad. It actually hit the spot despite being boring!
And then for dessert I had my faaavorite:
No kidding. Whenever I eat these I hear angels singing. They are soooooo amazing. I promise there isn’t the slightest hint of “soy” taste in them. They are richer than the jello pudding cups and better than any pudding I’ve ever had. I absolutely adore these little pots of heaven!
Seriously. Go buy them.
I feel the need to take it easy on this rainy Thursday night. I think I’m just going to nestle up with Dexter on the couch and read. Sounds good to me!