Today was better all around. My hip felt better while running today, I made a better, more substantial lunch, and I finally bought a better pair of better winter boots. (Post about my boots coming tonight! 😉 )
My workout at the gym was much better than expected. The other night, after leaving the gym pissed off upset about my injuries, I wasn’t sure what to expect this morning. I started out on a slow jog on the treadmill to “test” out my hip and knee. Before I knew it, I was chugging right along– pretty much pain-free. I ended up running 3.25 miles in 31:00 minutes. I would have kept running, but I didn’t want to over-do-it. Instead, I walked on the treadmill for another 24 minutes. I started by speed-walking at a minimal incline and then slowed down my pace as I increased the incline.
24-Minute Treadmill Workout
- 3 minutes: 4.7 (incline 1.0)
- 3 minutes: 4.5 (incline 1.5)
- 3 minutes: 4.3 (incline 2.0)
- 3 minutes: 4.2 (incline 2.5)
- 3 minutes: 4.1 (incline 3.0)
- 3 minutes: 4.0 (incline 3.5)
- 3 minutes: 3.9 (incline 4.0)
- 3 minutes: 3.8 (incline 4.5)
To refuel after my workout, I made myself a wheat grass smoothie of sorts.
In the mix:
- 1 scoop of Amazing Grass
- 1/3 water
- 1/3 iced coffee
- 1/3 vanilla soy milk
- Cinnamon to taste
After yesterday’s disastrous lunch, I made an effort to pack one that would fill me up.
I started with a ham and jalapeno cheddar cheese sandwich on a whole wheat Arnold’s Sandwich Thin.
I also had some carrots sticks.
And Oikos Greek yogurt on the side.
An all around tasty and filling meal.
Try a New Sport for Free
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