I am SO GOSH DARN EXCITED TONIGHT!! So excited, in fact, that I’m not going to mess around and make you wait to find out why. So let me just come out and say it…
I’m back in the running game!
After work today, I headed to the gym ready to tackle some cardio. I knew that I wanted to do some sort of running/walking, and figured I’d probably end up on the elliptical at some point, but I didn’t really have an exact game plan in mind.
Ever since I injured my foot back in August, it’s been a slow but steady process to get back to where I was pre-injury. Last week was actually the first time I attempted any sort of running more than 1/2 a mile, so when I finished that with no pain, I knew I’d be able to keep goin’.
Once I got moving on the treadmill today, there was absolutely no sign of pain in my foot, so I “ran with it” and ended up completing 4.5 miles in just under 45 minutes. Besides a little extra soreness in my hip, I felt like a million bucks! It’s so good to be back!! 😀
I finished my sesh at the gym with some serious stretching and about 10 minutes of abs. I’m beyond stoked right now!
Rewind to this morning…part of today’s breakfast included some serious deliciousness that I just had to share with you all.
2 slices of Trader Joe’s cinnamon raisin swirl bread – 1 topped with PB + banana / 1 topped with Trader Joe’s pumpkin cream cheese + pumpkin butter. I don’t know which one was my favorite…they were both fantastic!
I love it when I have leftover roasted veggies for a salad. In addition to my veggies + romaine base, I also added in some fat-free feta crumbles & a couple carrots, all drizzled with a little balsamic + EVOO + oregano/garlic powder/basil. Yumm!
An apple for the teacher? You betcha! Along with some Kashi crackers.
And an Adora disk for a little “dessert.”
So my whole way home from the gym, all I could think about was how I couldn’t WAIT to shower and crawl into my comfies. However, as I pulled into the driveway, I was greeted with this lovely mess…
UGHH! As much as I love fall, raking leaves is probably the one aspect of the season that I really just do not enjoy. Ooof. 🙁
I debated on sneak-attacking hubby by running into the house and hopping quick in the shower so he wouldn’t see me…no such luck. But he did ask really nicely to help, so I couldn’t leave him hangin’. I got my gloves, my rake, and my game face on. We tackled this mess in less than half an hour. Score! 🙂
Finally, after showering, it was time for dinner. No cooking in this house tonight…I needed a quick fix!
Enter: grilled turkey + provolone + tomato + The Laughing Cow Light Sun-Dried Tomato Basil cheese. This, my friends, was phenomenal.
I also enjoyed a festive bowl of Mom’s homemade applesauce. This stuff is just so good. I’m so bummed it’s all gone now. 🙁
Then, you’ll never guess what happened!
I turned around around for one minute to get myself a glass of water…and when I came back to get my food, I found some cats sneak-attacking my applesauce! 😯 These little guys really are dangerous…
Now I’m off to go try to make a dent on the pile of laundry that is currently invading our laundry room.
Question for the Evening:
What seasonal chores do you like/dislike doing??
For me, raking leaves, shoveling snow, and closing the pool are some of my least favorites. Yuck! 😛