Good morning! The Husband and I both work up early today because he’s playing golf with friends. I made us both a scrumptious breakfast before he left.
Over-easy egg on whole wheat toast, a slice of ham, and a fruit mix.
A few of you have asked lately how I fed the Husband. He eats everything that I eat, but just in bigger portions. He had two eggs, two slices of toast, and two pieces of ham. He’s easy to please. 🙂
After the Husband left for golf, I cleaned the house a little bit and took the puppies to the dog park for an hour.
The grass was all wet and they got so dirty. 🙂 That’s OK. They just love being outside (but who doesn’t?!).
While I was at the park, I had 1/2 a Cherry Pie Larabar.
Post-doggie park, I hunkered down for Running Hiatus Workout #3!
Running Hiatus Workout #3
My left knee still hurts. It’s very surprising to me that I’m in this much pain 1 week after the 15.0-mile trail race. The Husband gave me acupuncture last night and I’ve been using medical magnets and taking anti-inflammatory OTC drugs like it’s my job. But, if I don’t see improvement in the next week, I think it’s time for a trip to the doctor. 🙁
But, an active girl like me has got to MOVE, so I started the day with some strength moves on the mat:
- 15 one-leg raised crunches – Left side
- 15-one leg raised crunches – Right side
- 60 bicycle crunches
- 30 reverse crunches
- 10 push-ups
Then, I decided to swim some laps at the gym. I did:
- 20 laps in 30 minutes (1,000 meters or 0.62 mile)
I was SO pleasantly surprised by swimming. I’m not a fan of swimming for exercise, but I think I might have to become one due to my knees! This felt like a great workout, and I even had those lovely muscle-shakes by the end. Michael Phelps, watch your back!
My post-swim lunch was superb:
The star of the show was a mashed edamame wrap.
I boiled 1/2 cup of edamame, drained it, and then mashed the edamame with 1/2 tsp. of EVOO and about 1 tablespoon of brown mustard. I wrapped the mashed edamame in a Flat Out Wrap, adding spinach and raw red onions to the mix. MMM!
On the side:
A truly satisfying meal! 🙂
Have a WONDERFUL day!
Do you like to swim for exercise? Got any tips?