Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Tuesday 2/12/13

I got to partake in a pretty uncomfortable 3 mile run today.  Yes, my legs were somewhat tired but that wasn't the real problem.  I failed to catch the entire weather report this morning.  I kind of got stuck on the high temperature of 36 and missed the 15mph winds.  When I packed my clothes this morning before heading out, I packed for a not too cold run.  Ok, I was just a bit under dressed for my comfort level.  My thighs and my eyes were on fire the entire time.  The wind was not like yesterday's wind but it was definitely enough to make it feel more like 18 or 20 degrees out there.  My knee was a little bothered by today's run but not too horrible.  It quickly quieted down afterwards. I'm not to concerned with that right now but I am keeping an eye on it.  Rotating ice and heat in the evening and ibuprofen for inflammation.  I got this.  I think I need new shoes.  I'm pretty sure that would help.  I've had these too long.  Time to suck it up buttercup and get to the shoe store.

Most of my short runs during the week I do on my lunch break downtown around the river.  Now, Toledo has had a sordid reputation for awhile and the downtown area isn't really the spot to be for most people.  After dark, people get out of downtown.  I really don't understand that.  I don't know why people don't want to rejuvenate our downtown area.  But, I digress.  I bring this up for a specific reason tonight.  See, I wanted to talk about this several weeks ago and then I got sidetracked and kind of forgot.  Then, something else happened today that brought it back to my mind.  First of all, I seriously love running down by the river.  It's truly a beautiful area.

See what I mean?  So, several weeks ago I was getting ready to go out for my midday 3 miles and our Clinical Director noticed me as I was leaving.  He asked some sarcastic questions about what I was doing and then (not sarcastically) asked me if I felt "safe" running downtown.  Really man?  Seriously, your gonna ask me that question.  It's broad day light, there are many people out and about on lunch runs of one kind or another.  It just really grinds me up that people who have lived here all their lives perceive downtown as someplace bad or unsafe.  The more people say those things the longer the downtown area stays a depressed part of our community.  It is a small big city and the downtown area should be alive with activity well after the 5:00 bell tolls.  Then today it was brought up again because there is a new intern who is not familiar with my routine and again we had to go through the whole downtown is bad delusion.  I want to make them all go with me sometime to see that the downtown area is perfectly safe and perfectly beautiful.  Totally irritated by ignorant people today.  Maybe I should organize a group run downtown sometime...because I don't have enough on my plate.

The good news of late is that yoga at Extreme Results seems to be a hit and I have picked up a second class.  I am seriously excited about that.  Good things are continuing to come my way!  Who says 13 is an unlucky number.  2013 is turning out to be spectacular for me. 

Today is fat Tuesday, which means that the Lenten season begins tomorrow.  In the past I have always been inclined to give up something that was related to my physical appearance in some way.  Some "diet" something or another.  Soda, meat, sugar...I'm not really in a place that requires me to entirely give up any of those things.  My Lenten sacrifice this year is going to be pessimism.  I am going to try to only verbalize the positive for the next 6 weeks.  This is going to be a real challenge.  And that is the idea of lent.  Jesus gave his life, the ultimate sacrifice.  By making a sacrifice during the Lenten season is to get a very small taste of humility for 6 weeks.  Even those people who aren't religious can benefit from the humility of change.  When we change what we think and feel, then we can change what we do.  When we change what we do, we can effectively change what we receive.  The law of attraction in action.

BTW, pay no attention to the sleeve of girl scout cookies I consumed today.  They were a gift from my husband.  I couldn't let him think I was ungrateful.

3 miles; 31:49; 289 calories.

February 11, 2013

Herbalife - Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Shake, 1 Shake (2scoops PDM & 2 scoops dutch choc formula 1)27823g13g28g0mg0mg0g0g
Nestle Coffee-Mate Coffee Creamer - Italian Sweet Cream, 1 Tbsp355g2g0g0mg15mg5g0g
Panera Breads - Bbq Chopped Chicken Salad (Half), 1/2 Portion - Pick 225025g11g16g35mg385mg8g3g
Panera Bread - Low Fat Garden Vegetable With Pesto Soup Pick Two, 10 oz10018g4g3g5mg620mg4g8g
Panera Bread - French Baguette, 2.5 oz18036g1g6g0mg440mg0g1g
Homemade - Chicken Fajitas (No Wrap), 1 cup26011g13g55g146mg132mg4g2g
Jack's - Special Medium Salsa, 4 tbsp204g0g0g0mg298mg4g1g
Kroger - Sour Cream, Reduced Fat, 2 tbsp452g4g1g15mg40mg2g0g
Starbucks - Chocolate Biscotti, 1 biscotti13018g5g3g20mg100mg3g1g
Starbuck's - Tall Hot Zen Green Tea, 12 ounces per cup00g0g0g0mg0mg0g0g
Sunshine - Cheez-It Baked Snack Cheese Crackers, 27 Crackers15017g8g3g0mg230mg0g1g
Dove - Cookies and Cream Chocolate, 1 bar21022g12g0g10mg70mg20g0g
Kroger - Ginger Snaps Cookies, 12 cookies (28 g)36063g11g6g0mg360mg27g3g
Kraft - Cool Whip (Original), 6 TBSP756g5g0g0mg0mg6g0g
Stretching, hatha yoga14460

February 12, 2013

Coffee W/Cream - French Vanilla, 1 Tbsp376g2g0g0mg30mg6g0g
Herbalife - Protein Drink Mix - Vanilla Rs, 2 Tablespoons1105g3g15g0mg340mg1g0g
Herbalife Healthy Meal Shake Mix - Nutritional Shake Mix 2 Scoop of Protein Powder, 28 g1105g3g15g0mg340mg1g0g
Girl Scout Cookies - Thin Mint, 2 cookies8011g4g1g0mg63mg5g1g
Herbalife - Turtle Cheesecake Shake, 16 oz28017g0g24g0mg0mg0g0g
Crockpot Buffalo Chicken - Crockpot Buffalo Chicken, 1 cup2971g8g52g0mg0mg0g0g
Corn - Sweet, yellow, canned, whole kernel, drained solids, 0.33 cup4410g1g1g0mg117mg2g1g
Girl Scout Cookies - Thin Mint, 0.5 container (32 cookies ea.)64088g32g4g0mg500mg40g4g
Generic - Banana , 100 grams8923g0g1g0mg1mg12g3g
Celery - Fresh, 1 stalk52g0g0g0mg30mg1g1g
Cuties California Mandarins - Clementines, 1 orange409g0g0g0mg0mg7g2g
Laughing Cow - Light Wedge, 2 wedge702g3g4g10mg420mg2g0g
Extreme Results37560
Running (jogging), 6 mph (10 min mile)29831

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