Day Seventy Eight

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:

  • Breakfast
    • The Real Deal Oatmeal
  • Lunch:
    • Post Run Green Smoothie – Spinach, Kale, Melon, Blueberry, Hemp Protein Powder
    • Curried Tofu w / Brown Rice, Roasted Carrots and Kombucha Squash
  • Dinner:
    • 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.

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