Sunday, November 24, 2013
I honestly didn’t know what to expect when I set out on the run this morning. My left knee is still a little tender, would the pain force me to walk after a mile or two? I didn’t run all week, would something else blow out? Would my legs just give up? Would I bonk from a lack of carbs this week?
None of that happened and I made it. Really slow, but that’s what a long run is supposed to be, isn’t it? Embarrassingly slow. And that’s how it felt, but I got it done and I feel better for it.
Running is hard. But it’s slowly starting to make sense. The things that plagued me in the beginning – shins, feet, ankles – none of those are a problem anymore and I do believe the knee would be fine were it not for last week’s accident. I’m definitely adapting.
Fingers crossed I don’t regret this run in the morning, I can get some more in on Tuesday and Thursday and complete my first half marathon one week from now. Tuesday should be a short, quick run.
Here’s what I ate today:
- The Real Deal Oatmeal
- Post Run Green Smoothie – Spinach, Kale, Melon, Blueberry, Hemp Protein Powder
- Curried Tofu w / Brown Rice, Roasted Carrots and Kombucha Squash
- Bell Pepper and Hummis
- Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes and Onions
- Glass of Cabernet
Oatmeal, rice and fruit – decidedly not a ‘slow carb’ day. Back to that tomorrow.
The Spaghetti Squash was pretty good. First time I have ever cooked it. Or eaten it. Worth further experimentation. Jake liked it but she mostly liked the sauce. Annette wanted to like it…Thanksgiving week, here we come.