What a good workout at the gym this morning…I love it when all the pieces fall into place, there’s no weird aches, it’s not a struggle. I hopped on the treadmill and had to increase the level higher than my normal speed for warming up because it was just too easy. I think that’s a sign of healing for my knee. My heart rate was also staying in the high 130’s. That was a far cry from Wednesday night’s awful run through quicksand where my heart rate stayed in the 160’s the whole time.
I had some good music going, I was watching The Travel Channel’s special on Yosemite and I lost myself in the run. Before I knew it I’d run almost 3 miles! I’ve been sticking at 3 miles only for the last 2 months because I was having ITB flare ups whenever I went to 3.5 miles. I figured it was better to be safe than sorry so I just hovered at 3 miles. Today I did not want to stop running! My legs wanted to keep going. So I did.
3.25!! And I wanted to keep going. I COULD have kept going. I thought, “Will I regret it tomorrow if I don’t call it quits now?” The answer: I might. I’m not sure. I did the responsible thing and stopped running. I headed down to the weights and did a focused, determined session with lots of work on the Gravitron.
I did too man Chin Ups and Triceps Dips to count. My heart rate was high but it felt good. I also noticed that I had to increase the weights on several of my usual machines. I ended my workout with ab work, stretching and hip exercises.
Calories Burned: 836
When I got home I made Michael and me lunch. Chunky Organic Tomato Soup with half a cup of elbow pasta added to it. I also used about 1/4 or 1/2 cup of Heavy Whipping Cream that I had leftover from last week’s chicken dinner.
Yes, those are a few Cheese-its in a bowl as my side. 😉 The soup was delicious. The pasta made it heartier (the soup was only 110 calories per serving before I added the other ingredients) which is good because I’ll be famished in 2 hours. I put a dollop of sour cream on top although it wasn’t really needed because of the cream already in the soup. This is something that my friend Star used to make from scratch (like totally from scratch) in the winter time. It’s a wonderful winter dinner.
QUESTION: What’s your favorite hearty soup?