Thursday, January 3, 2013

Outdoor Run

I haven't been running outdoors lately.  All treadmill for me, luckily we have one at home, it's creaky, loud and makes the dinning room chandelier sway (i'm above it), but hey, it works.  When I first started running, I only did it outdoors, so my body, for the most part, was used to it.  Rewind to 18 months ago and my first injury, and I have been a mostly treadmill runner with occasional outdoor runs.  I really want to end that.  I miss running outdoors, it always seems so much more of an accomplishment, so much more cleansing to my soul.  The only thing I miss about my old house is the easy access to a trail head that was paved in asphalt and went on further then I could run.  It was pretty darn awesome.  Now I have no trails with easy access.  So street running will have to do.

Today, I laced up and decided it was the day.  I headed out and felt good.  I live in a hilly area so my pace was way slower then on the treadmill, but I got in 3.6 miles.  It was slow and ugly, but I got it in.  It felt so good.  Hopefully, I can continue and work running outdoors back into my routine.  I miss it!  It will also enable me to sign up for some 5K's which I haven't done in awhile.  even though I run them, it's so much fun to do an actual event.  I need to look into some local events.

Tonight I made Gina's Skinny Recipe's Crock Pot Turkey White Bean Pumpkin Chili.  It was good and for a low 5 points + it was awesome!  I even have some to eat while The Husband is on a business trip!  If you have the ingredients, I recommend it!

I am also doing Dani's ProgressNotPerfection Tracking Challenge and have been doing excellent, all of my food tracked!  Now if only I can remember to check off my healthy checks, that I'm not so good at!

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