Since my Colitis diagnosis, I’m taking life one day at a time, and today I felt upbeat, strong, and almost like my old self again. (You hear that Colitis?! You can’t keep me down!) All I can do is take good care of myself and hope for many more good days like today.
I’m planning to run the Harvard Pilgrim 10K on Monday, so I headed out for a longer run this afternoon to see how my stomach/intestines held up.
(Umm, those shorts that I’m wearing are not flattering. It looks like I have a wenis! What’s up with that?!)
The first three miles of the run went really well. I felt good, no issues. But, as soon as I hit 3.5 miles, I felt some not-so-awesome-intestinal uneasiness, so I slowed my pace. Thankfully, the feeling went away, and I finished 4.25 miles in 36:47 (8:39 pace). Let’s hope my stomach holds up for 6.2 miles on Monday!
After my run, I stretched and then did some single leg squats followed by a quickie 10-minute strength training workout with a set of 10-pound dumbbells. I did two sets of 15 reps for each exercise.
- Biceps curl
- Overhead triceps extension
- Shoulder press
- Hammer curl
- Lateral raise
I was pretty hungry after my workout, so I refueled with a protein shake made with vanilla protein powder, almond milk, half of a coffee latte Ensure, water, and ice. It hit the spot.
Mal and I nixed our trip to Whole Foods this afternoon because neither of us were in the mood to shop, so I just winged it for dinner. I made gluten-free pasta with TJ’s turkey meatballs, edamame, TJ’s bruschetta, and a big, ol’ helping of nutritional yeast on top (because I am obsessed). This meal was super tasty and super filling. Win.
Relaxing with M & m tonight. Fun day tomorrow!