Yes I’m a bit late with the summary. Work got a little kinda sorta ca-ra-zay.
After the gluttony of the previous foodie weekend and an almost healed foot, it was time to get my butt back in gear. The runs were short but I wouldn’t call them easy. With my spikes imparting a newfound sense of confidence, I hit trails that were buried deep in snow. However, the soft and malleable packing snow soon became a crunchy and irregular surface. This meant that my legs got a double workout: the larger muscles from the actual run and the smaller stabilizing muscles from…well…stabilizing.
As much as I wanted to start increasing my distance, I figured that with the uneven footing I’d be inviting a re-injury or worse so I kept my runs short.
My diet has been quite good as well. I made a batch of a sort of cassoulet in the slow cooker and have been munching on meat and beans at lunch since. To up the nutrition factor, I add whopping mittfuls of packaged baby spinach and baby kale.
I’ve been able to avoid buying my lunch most days. When I get tempted to leave my container of cassoulet in the fridge, I remind myself that the stuff I brought is infinitely more healthy than almost anything packaged. Although I did give in one night and crush a bento box.
Wasn’t feeling like any kind of weight workouts so just kept to the cardio.
Monday February 13 – Easy 5 km run (32:05 minutes)
Tuesday February 14 – 5 km (32:15 minutes)
Wednesday February 15 – 6 km (42:23 minutes)
Thursday February 16 – rest
Friday February 17 – another rest day…whoops
Saturday February 18 – Elliptical 44:53 minutes
Sunday February 19 – huh apparently I forgot to write anything down
And how about the diet? Besides that oh so delicious bento box? I had a spark of inspiration one day and stir fried up some baby bok choy, carrot, and wild caught shrimp with a spicy peach chutney on top of some freekah instead of rice for added protein.
Another night I split an acorn squash and scooped out the seeds before filling the cavity with chopped apple, a small sprinkle of brown sugar and cinnamon with a small pat of butter. I then baked the halves at 400 degrees for about an hour. For the last few minutes, I added some chopped pecans. Very tasty. With some slices of steak.
Now normally breakfast is a very simple affair because, let’s face it, I’m not functioning a peak mental capacity for quite sometime. But with some leftover roasted baby potatoes in the fridge, it was a simple matter to toss them in a hot pan until hot and crispy. Then I added a beaten egg and some egg whites which I added to the pan and scrambled up until cooked. I spread that mess out onto a plate and topped with some left over cheese curds and a drizzle of artisanal ketchup. It was like breakfast poutine. Inspired if I do say so myself.
Slowly, oh so slowly, I am getting back on track.