(I wrote most of this post before I was suddenly struck with a strange illness, so the beginning is more chipper than the end!)
I finally got in a long run! It feels so good to pound the pavement again — one day off and I feel all itchy. The sun was setting by the time I left, and when I made it home, it was pitch black outside.
I did a leisurely 5.0-mile loop with a few long dancing-in-place stops at busy intersections. Do you pause at intersections or jog in circles waiting for the life to change? Here are my statistics:
- Duration: 54 minutes
- Average Heart Rate: 162 bpm
- Maximum Heart Rate: 192 bpm
- Calories Burned: 463
Random thought that struck me while running: do you hold in your gut while running? Because I don’t. My tummy just hangs there. I tried to run while contracting my abs, and boy-oh-boy… that’s hard!
This Afternoon’s Munchies
I gave in and portioned-out 1/2 cup of plain NF yogurt and 1/4 cup of granola. 🙂 Which looks extremely small compared to what I normally dump in my bowl. Instead of mixing the yogurt + granola together, I combined them as I ate and that seemed to "spread around" the granola more. Good to know!
And I had a pear.
Before my run, I fueled with a slice of WW bread and PB.
Post-Run Snack and Dinner
A glass of skim milk….
And I cooked, plated, and photographed a dinner of baked tofu, brown rice, and roasted squash.
I rubbed 1/3 block of extra firm pressed tofu in chili powder and pepper before baking.
But before I got to eat it, I suddenly got struck by this strange sickness. I actually dry-heaved into the toilet and spent a few minutes laying on the bathroom floor. After curling on the couch for an hour and picking at the rice, I gave up and drank another glass of milk and ate half a slice of bread. 🙁
I’m not sure what’s wrong with me! But I feel terrible, so I’m going to go lay down (yes at 8:30). At least I got a run in first!
Have a good night!