Easy Does It
So after yesterday mornings first day of 0550 PT formations, we have Thursday which is evidently a rest day on our workout schedule, but I had gotten a text from J – my classmate – saying lets meet for a run on the track. Alrighty – workout motivation with a running partner! We both know we have a PT test in 19 days, and we’re both motivated to make it happen.
I swear I thought I was just keeping up with him, until all of a sudden he started to speed up!! I had been talking the entire run but as the speed increased I couldn’t keep it going. As I backed off he laughed. “You said you were going to start out slow!” I guess I had been in competitive run mode, we had gone 1/4 of the way and up ahead was a split in the track. One way created a 2 mile, the other created a 3 mile. One of the things I just “LOVE” here … the humidity. I don’t know if I’ve begun to sweat like I am standing under a shower head, or the humidity clings to you!!
It feels great, quite honestly I’ve been really frustrated and upset with what I’m seeing in the mirror. Months of loose schedules and a whole lot of travel, along with the fact that this ol’ gal just doesn’t have the metabolism she used to have. All my hard work in Afghanistan was slowly being covered up by bad eats and copious glasses of vino.
‘NUFF Said. So the last few weeks I have been working on the eating, this week digging myself back into the exercise. Working on the vino thing. Actually having to wake up at 0430? Yea well – wine and early morning wake ups make me feel like ass. SO – bam!
Tonight I enjoyed a sautéed broccoli & cauliflower in coconut oil with garlic. In another pan I placed olive oil with a herb blend and sliced chicken breast. After finishing the veggies I kept them warm and used the pan to boil up a brown rice noodle (I’d never tried these, they are FABULOUS!) After I drained them I placed them on a plate with some shaved Parmesan & the chicken. Side with the veggie. SO simple, seriously maybe 20 minutes! And OH so YUMMY.
What do you do to get back into the groove…? Do you try and jump back in or ease on into it?