Until I read Errign’s blog the other day, I never even thought about running a 5k on a treadmill before!  (And speaking of Errign – she has another giveaway – go check it out!).  I usually do my typical 5 minute warm up and then my 5 minute intervals of jogging and then sprinting the last 30 seconds, increasing the sprint on each 5 minute interval.

But today after I warmed up, I said “just run until you can’t go anymore.”  I decided to take it 5 minutes at a time. Mind you, I was only going 4.5 mph, but I was watching FoodTV (Boy Meets Grill with Bobby Flay then Guys Big Bite!).  I told myself to just watch the t.v., and to only look down at the treadmill at the beginning of each commercial.

Before I knew it I had run 20 minutes straight!  Then the next thing I knew, I was at 2.9 miles and knew I could go the distance!  At exactly 39:01 minutes of continuous running, I ran 3.2 miles!  I was such a dork – I am in the fitness center at my office, all by myself, but I put my hands in the air like I was crossing a finish line!

And I actually felt I could have gone longer!  Talk about my inner athlete starting to come out!  And all this time I told myself I couldn’t continually run when I guess I never let myself even try! I pushed outside my comfort zone, and it felt good! 😀

I had to be creative with breakfast today since I didn’t do a full grocery shop.  I kind of felt like my bread/apple/cheese combo, when I realized we were out of bread.  And that’s when I saw them – corn tostadas!!  Each one is only 43 calories!

My egg mixture was 1 fresh egg, 1/2 cup egg beaters, 1 ounce deli ham, 1/2 ounce Mexican cheese on each tostada, spinach, and orange pepper.  I cooked the eggs before work then assembled my tostadas and put them in the office toaster oven to melt the cheese.  Then drizzled taco bell sauce on top – it was crispy, crunchy – yummy!  I had the last of the cantaloupe – 4.5 ounces.  It was almost over ripe, but still good!


My plate:


After my run I waited about 1/2 hour to eat – I actually wasn’t too hungry, but since I could feel my flood sugar dropping, I knew I had to eat.  1 cup of my pear blue cheese soup!  I brought the other half of the recipe to my co-worker.  She called me and said: “I would eat this soup for breakfast, lunch and dinner for 365 days its that good!”  Not to brag, but I do think it is a winning combo!  I had a turkey wrap on the side.



I had to work a bit late tonight, so Tony picked up some Chinese food for dinner.  I had one egg roll, 1 cup of shrimp and broccoli with 1/2 cup shrimp fried rice.  I kind of guessed on the calories – do you think I am close??


Stats for the Day:

  • 1520 calories
  • 42 fat
  • 189 carbs (I went about 14 grams over)
  • 105 protein
  • 30 fiber 😀
  • 5 minute warm up
  • 39 minute run!
  • 5 minute cool down
  • 10 minute walk with the dog after dinner
  • 90 ounces of water 😀

Gotta scoot. It’s almost 9:00 p.m. and I don’t have my comfy clothes on yet!  Hannah and I had another meeting at the high school tonight about her German Exchange Program! 😀

If I am not going out at night, I put my pajamas on as soon as I walk in the door, even when cooking dinner!  Do you put your comfy clothes on asap?

See you tomorrow – only one more work day and I am on staycation for nine days!!!!