The first thing I did when I woke up on Sunday morning was check my phone. I always check my email and woot but this morning I was also concerned about the weather. I had a 7 mile run planned for after work and the forecast had been switching back and forth about how windy it would be and I hate windy running. Unfortunately, it said the wind wasn't letting up anytime soon. This really screwed with my head and I had a hard time moving past it all morning. I was toying with trying to run it on the treadmill but wasn't sure if that would be too much torture. I tried to forget about it & got ready for work. On the way out the door I grabbed a banana and a granola bar = 295 calories.Work was slow early on but it picked up a little before noon. I ended up making about $75 and got home just before 1pm. I knew I needed to eat before my run so I used the rest of the pulled pork to make a sandwich = 430 calories.
Angela was totally against running on the treadmill so I gave in and agreed to give the outdoors a shot. We decided to try Birch Grove Park and the surrounding neighborhoods this time. I hoped the dirt would be better on my knee and that the trees might cut down the wind.I think our run went really well, the weather wasn't nearly as bad as I built it up to be in my head. As you can see, we did the 7 miles in 1 hour 22 minutes which I think is great since our 6 miles took 1 hour 16 minutes! I'm still not loving the distance running but I figure once I get through Broad St I can go back to topping out at 5 miles if I want. Plus I'd really like to start working with some of my friends on C25K, it's a really great program. Anyway, I went straight home from the park and into a hot shower hoping it would cut down any soreness. My body is pretty tired today but nothing hurts! I also made sure to drink a bottle of water, I didn't want a replay of whatever happened to me on Friday. While I was waiting for Joe to get home from work so we could decide on dinner I had a few peanut butter filled pretzels as a snack = 70 calories.
Joe made it home around 7 we discussed what to have for dinner, pretty much deciding between leftovers or no. I was all about eating something delicious since I burned 800 (!) calories running that 7 miles. It didn't take too long to settle on Wendy's; I've been admiring their asiago chicken sandwich from afar for a few weeks now. Within minutes we were enjoying our dinner (I guess that's why they call it fast food). It wasn't nearly as good as I had hoped, I guess I'm just getting used to eating fresher, healthier food. I kept thinking it would have been better on a different roll with romaine lettuce; and the fries were SO salty I gave up after eating half. Dinner = 720 calories
We spent some time watching shows on the DVR (The Mentalist & Fringe) while I counted the minutes until I could dig into my Jr Frosty = 150 calories. I don't like to eat it right after dinner, it ruins the specialness, it's nice to save it like a real dessert.
I didn't post an OOTD because I didn't get wear anything but gym clothes all day. My running gear was the closest I came to "getting dressed" and I don't think anyone's particularly interested in seeing that get up. But if I'm wrong let me know & I'll keep it in mind for next time :-)
How did I do on my February goals?
1. Read 2 books: didn't get any reading done
2. Burn at least 750 calories a day for at least 20 days: 2867 burned - 1665 eaten = 1202 burned, 15 days total
3. 1000 fitness minutes, not allowed to count walking at the restaurant: 90 minutes today, 870 total for month
4. Eat 1 fruit or veggie with each meal for at least 20 days: banana w/breakfast, nothing w/lunch, lettuce & tomato w/dinner, 8 days total
5. 10 spend free days - didn't buy anything, 10 days total (goal met)