Wow two posts in one day, aren't you lucky! Well, not really, this is going to be a short one - I have dinner and Ryan Reynolds waiting for me. Okay, you got me dinner and the Green Lantern movie. Let a girl dream a little :)
Today I met up with one of my friends from grad school, who is actually back in school getting her Ph.D. She moved to NYC back in August and even though I visit home (NJ) often I still haven't gotten the chance to meet up with her. Anyway, she was heading back to the city today, but was still able to fit in a quick lunch with me at Panera. Let me just take a minute and say that I am in love with Panera's "You Pick Two." I always get the same thing (Classic Salad and Black Bean Soup), but everything is just so yummy!
After lunch I came home, made myself a Tone It Up Peppermint Latte and got to work on my paper outline. Apparently the latte was just what I needed. I was able to crank that baby out in a little over an hour. Woohoo!
Then it was to the GYM, where I was looking forward to running again. I haven't ran since my fall on Christmas Eve. I was so ready... I got on that treadmill, did my 5 minute warm up and then started to run at a pretty steady pace of 6.0. Although after about 10 minutes I suddenly felt drained. I didn't give up though, I went about 5 more minutes and then changed to walking on a 10.0 incline at 4.3. I am not quite sure what my body was trying to tell me (other than, "Rachael, slow down"), but at least I was able to get a good solid 45 minutes out of it. I am hoping tomorrows run will be a bit more productive than today's, because let me tell you walking on the treadmill ... BORING!
Tonight's dinner was inspired by a recipe I found on Chelsey's website "Clean Eating Chelsey."
How do you deal with your body saying slow down...do you comply or push just a little harder?
- Rachael -