Well, okay, lets just say this is one time I’m glad I’m NOT a video blogger. Cause I really wouldn’t want you guys to see how I run. But I did! And I was so excited. Ever since I posted way back when about hurting my back, I have been very careful about not doing anything to make it worse. And slowly, my back has gotten back to just about normal. That is one thing I am truly thankful for, Mizfit.
So, since I got off work Thursday, I have planned/thought about going for long walks. But it hasn’t happened. Friday I was truly too tired. Saturday I worked out at Curves, and it was hotter than normal outside. Sunday…day of rest? But today, encouraged along by my running blogmies Lori, Laura, and Superdave, I decided I just had to get out there. And, son of a gun, if the old body just didn’t feel like everything was working together just right. So I started running, slowly, and really holding my stomach in to support my back like my physical therapist taught me, and kinda not lifting my feet up too high (my idea of low-impact running) and I DID IT! I did the three mile loop from my house to the end of the road and back. My road is either uphill or downhill, but I ran the whole time except the really steep hill in the middle, and the last 1/4 mile uphill to home. Boy I felt great!
This is the steep hill. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look so steep in a still photo.
So on the food front, I tried something so completely delicious, I have to share it with you. My new bloggie friend, Amy Jo, suggested applesauce and cottage cheese this morning. Since I am obsessed with cottage cheese, I couldn’t believe I hadn’t heard of or tried this before. So when I got home from my run (it even feels good to say that) I looked in the frig, and saw this pear spread I make to use for jam on my english muffins. And I thought-that will work great! OMG, it is absolutely delicious mixed together. I am going to include the recipe for the pear spread in my side bar. Its easy, and it actually lasts a pretty long time in the frig. (BTW, it is a recipe I found in a diabetic cookbook called Snack, Munch, Nibble, Nosh Book.)
Over and out. I’m going to a friend’s house to knit this afternoon.
Addendum: I wrote this yesterday at noon. The rest of the day went great. It’s amazing when you have one victory how it can carry you along and encourage you to make better choices for the rest of the day. For dinner I made a great new ‘pizza’ combo–BBQ chicken pizza! I’ll write it up in the sidebar too.