Tuesday, August 12, 2008

And This is Why I Run

Yesterday I went for my run at lunch as planned...it definitely wasn't the best run I've ever had but there's something about not running for a week and during my first run back I always think at the end, "And this is why I run." It's a feeling of utter accomplishment and amazement at what my body can do and pushing myself just a little further than I thought possible.

So I've been doing some thinking about when Stephen is gone for a whole month. This will be a great time for me kick up my workouts. I'll be able to do yoga in the mornings, weight lifting or bike riding in the evenings and hit the apartment gym when I feel like it. Plus I'll be able to eat what I want (fish, broccoli) when I want. I'm also going to work on putting all my recipes into my recipe database since I won't have to share computer time with someone else. I also want to do some cosmetic work on my blog. It'll be good me time. (I'm trying to convince myself that I'll be okay when he's gone...which I will but this will the longest time we've gone without seeing each other.)

Today's Plan:
Activity: 5.5 mile run at lunch
Breakfast: 10 oz. skim milk, 1 banana, 1 serving Kashi 7 grain flakes and 1 serving Multi-grain Cheerios
Snack: Chobani greek yogurt, 1 peach, strawberries and blueberries
Lunch: 3 cups spinach with tomatoes, cukes, green peppers, 2 Tbsp. light sun dried tomato dressing and 3 oz pork tenderloin, 1 mini whole wheat bun with mustard and 1 Babybel cheddar cheese
Dinner: Apple Cheddar Turkey Burgers, rosemary potatoes, corn on the cob, salad


Jen said...

I am certain that you will do great when Stephen is gone!!!
It is tough though! There will be some days where you are happy for the peace and quiet and others, not so much...Sounds like you will get a LOT accomplished though!

Sara said...

Yeah for getting back on the road and for killing the run!!

It will be tough that month. The longest Justin and I have been apart is 1.5 months when I came home from travelling and he stayed on. We only spoke on the phone twice. It was hard but it was life!! Your plan sounds great, busy busy busy will definitely help!

SeaBreeze said...

I love those running days as well. I am sure you'll do okay for the month, not saying it won't be hard. On the plus side you'll be uber excited to catch up when he returns.