Tuesday night’s dinner was satisfying and very low in calories. I made salads from our garden (with a touch of gorgonzola). I can’t wait for our tomatoes to be ripe enough to eat.
Also, our cilantro is out of control. I planted it thinking it was something we’d use a lot because we love Mexican food. But I’ve yet to use any. What should I make with the fresh cilantro? (Keep in mind once we have jalapenos and tomatoes we’ll be making salsa!)
Michael and I were both blah Tuesday. Michael was blah because his bike tire popped when he was trying to get in a workout on the bike trainer. Poor guy! He spent more time fixing his bike and swapping out tires than he did working out. I said we both deserved some ice cream therapy.
It was so early. My alarm went off at 6am and I laid in bed for 20 minutes whining internally about getting up. I had an early appointment before work. I had just enough time to go for a run but I had to get out of bed to do it.
I grumbled to myself and got up, changed, ate a quick bowl of cereal and headed out into the cool morning.
I walked down the street toward the track. I wore a hat and a jacket because it looked like the sky was about to dump rain on me at any moment. I got to the track and was finally awake (or more awake than I was at 6:00).
I ran a medium paced 3 miles (running between a 9’45-10’30 mile) and was feeling really good. Since I’m definitely not a morning person I’m surprised at my stamina for the run. After running 3 miles I walked a little bit after each lap.
I was feeling really good until the last few laps of my run. My left ankle started to bother me. Enough to make me walk. That bugged me. I’m sure it’s just bursitis in my ankle (which I’ve had before). I finished up the lap and jogged/walked home.
Distance: 4.54 miles
Calories Burned: 485
Even though my ankle bugged the last half mile, it was a good run. I didn’t get rained on. I felt happy to get my workout out of the way for the day. I hope that I can make the early morning run something I do often this summer…but we’ll see.
QUESTION: Does your workout schedule change at all in the summer?
About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.