First things first: today, someone (i.e. ME!!!) completed Day 1 of the Couch to 5K program. After six months of no running, it felt awesome to get out there and partake in my favorite form of â€˜me time.â€™ Everybody needs me time, but as a new momma, I neeeeeed it. I had such a blast listening to music and being outside that it didnâ€™t even feel like work.
I used a great iPhone C25K app, which Iâ€™ll review some time this week, and managed to keep up with the program quite well. In fact, I think my run intervals couldâ€™ve been longer, but I donâ€™t want to push myself. Gotta be nice to the knees!
Secondly: I made an awesome dinner.
The stand-out was the roasted butternut squash. I confess: I cheated a bit and bought a pre-cubed squash â€“ I love butternut squash but hate preparing it.
All I had to do was mix the squash in a lovely marinade and roast it. Tada!
A simple rub of:
Complemented perfectly by cast iron tofu, stir-fried veggies, and brown rice.
I put Henry down for a nap before leaving on my run; he slept all through my shower, cooking, and dinner. He joined us at the table via baby monitor. Baby monitors are so high tech these days. I can not only see him, but I can also talk to him via the monitor device. Pretty nifty.
Anyone else reach a big workout milestone today? After all my effort earlier, I know I need to spend a good fifteen minutes stretching (in front of the television, obviously).