Saturday, May 5, 2012

Interesting Food Combinations and a Bike Ride

This morning I ran 2.5 miles in my garage. I've finally pulled out the fan! It's nearly impossible to run without it (this is North Carolina, folks), otherwise I'm dripping :P 

Afterwards, I re-hydrated and stretched. I'd skipped the last few days of stretching, always a mistake, so getting back into it was a relief. When I'm on a regular running schedule, I have to stretch, otherwise I really feel it. I now think the reason I got injured last December was from not stretching (gasp!)

Here was my yummy lunch from the day although I admit it was a very interesting food combo! Stir fry mix with 1/2 teaspoon of Bragg's soy sauce sub, red onion, cauliflower and... dill! Top that off with a squirt of mustard a dollop of Ranch and you've got a delicious, nutritious, people-pleaser plate :P

I just got back in from a 1 hour fabulous bike ride. The weather is perfect out there! Slightly cloudy but still some sun :) This morning's run invigorated me to the point of sheer excitement and since I love being outside, I decided to hop on my bright blue bike and take it for a spin. I didn't start out intending to ride for an hour... I guess that's the definition of a good time!

So how about you? Have you challenged yourself recently? Remember, challenging yourself is not about constantly comparing yourself to others. Use it to motivate you, but you are you and you can get stronger, little by little by increasing intensity and and your distance!!! No one else can live the life you've been given, cherish it and be grateful.


Cassandra said...
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Cassandra said...

Beautiful lunch. I HAVE recently stepped out of the box. Just posted about my recent pole dancing lesson. Quite out of the box for me. Your work outs are inspiring! I need to get out there.

Katherine said...

Wow, Cassandra, that's amazing! Great job!

Anonymous said...

I had quite the challenging run on Sunday. I set the treadmill on a random setting. (In my head I had planned on running around 4 or 5 miles) When the program began, I realized the incline would be going up to a 5.0 and that each segment was almost 3 min long! I thought I would never last--but I set my mind to finishing and ended up running 5.5 mi. It felt so good!

Becky said...

The veggies look amazing! An interesting combo, but yummy!

I just found your blog. I'm 20 years old too, and I want to start running. Though I'm not overweight or anything, I'm really out of shape and have never been very athletic. Do you have any suggestions on how I can get started running without being too strenuous on myself? Thanks :)

Katherine said...

Hi Becky! The couch to 5K is a great plan ( That's pretty much how I started and it's very basic and easy to follow. I think you'll really love it- it makes you feel so good! Great job!