First, I really appreciate all of the comments/support about my decision to run the Marine Corps Marathon. Tomorrow is the first day of October so the countdown is officially on! Race day is October 31. Eek! 😯
After Tuesday’s 10-miler I forced myself to take Wednesday as a rest day. I was very tempted to try to squeeze in a yoga practice but luckily I had fun plans to distract me. I met Genevieve and Lelia at 300 East for dinner. Our original plan was patio dining but it rained all day long. I’m so glad that we still decided to meet because it was so cozy inside of the restaurant and I so enjoyed catching up with them.
I ordered the fig and gorgonzola pizza. Comforting on a rainy day and oh so tasty!
After dinner I came home and made hot tea and got to work in the kitchen baking apple pumpkin muffins. I was so pleased with how they turned out! I will be sharing the recipe as soon as I get some nice natural light shots of the muffins.
I planned on an easy run before work this morning but it didn’t happen. I just could not motivate myself to get out there since I knew I could just do it later this evening. Instead, I dawdled around the house making coffee and breakfast and cleaning. Oh well.
Lunch today was an egg scramble.
I sauteed tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes, spinach and artichokes and then added two eggs. Strawberries and half of a pumpkin apple muffin (the other half was used as a topping for my banana oats this morning!) on the side.
I taught BodyPump this evening. I drug myself over to the treadmill after class to try to knock out my run. I got on the treadmill, turned on my music and started running. I kid you not, I lasted all of 30 seconds before I hit stop and got back off. I don’t think I can clearly express in words exactly how much I hate the treadmill. I decided that I would rather run in the dark when I got home. So that’s what I did. My third attempt at running for the day finally worked out and I ran an easy, slow three miles with Sullie.
Brandon was in charge of dinner tonight. It was a tough one. 😉
He heated a pot of leftover chili. I devoured a bowl when I got home from my run topped with hot sauce, white cheddar and plain Greek yogurt. I also had a salad on the side.
I just took a pan of peanut butter chocolate chip bars out of the oven. They’re for a neighborhood get together tomorrow evening. I have been a baking machine lately! Off to bed now…early wake up call and very busy day at work tomorrow.
How do you feel about the treadmill? I avoid it at all costs. I’d rather run in rain, darkness, heat or snow than run on the dreadmill. Blah.