Tuesday, March 24, 2015
On Monday the hubby and I went for a 5k hike on a local trail. We hiked up 1.6 miles with an elevation gain of 315 feet and then hiked back down again. I felt like I was incredibly slow on this hike but really my pace wasn't all that much slower than when I'm doing C25K. My knees get upset when I go uphill. I'm hoping as I take off more weight that they will not punish me so much.
When I woke up this morning I felt like I had been hit by a truck. I'm thinking it was the combination of the hike yesterday and the fact that I had two slices of whole wheat bread for lunch before our hike. I'm really starting to think that gluten attacks my joints in a horrible way. I wasn't sure I would be able to run today but I pushed through and did it! It definitely wasn't my fastest run but I made it through the whole program including the two 3 minute runs!! It was a challenge on the track today because the middle school track team was doing sprints at the same time. Peanut did pretty good and wasn't too distracted by all the kids which really surprised me. I put aside my self consciousness and did my workout. I just kept telling myself that what those kids thought of me did not matter. I was quite proud of myself for getting out there and I wasn't going to let anything take that away from me!
Eating has been going really well except for the bread thing on Monday. I tried a new recipe last night that wasn't a home run but it was edible. It was Garlic Lover's Stew from Kalyn's Kitchen. Usually her recipes end up as keepers but this one was too salty and too garlicky for our tastes. I rescued the stew meat from the concoction and threw out all the rest. I'm going to use the stew meat in a curry of some type later this week. Here's a link to the recipe if you want to try it - like I said it wasn't bad but it just wasn't suited to our taste preference: http://www.kalynskitchen.com/2008/02/crockpot-beef-stew-recipe-with-olives.html
Tomorrow is Curves and dance class and then the last day of week 3 is on Thursday. Saturday I move to week 4 and I've heard it's a push to get through it. I'll just keep telling myself I can do it and put forth all the effort I have. That's the only thing I can do unless Fiona the Fitness Fairy visits by then and magically makes me a world class runner! I think maybe I'll have better luck keeping up my positive self talk.