…and it opened up my eyes, I saw the sign…
How ’bout now?
Today was the first time I ever saw that video. Wow. Somebody please confirm for me that this is the real video, because it is EPIC. I am proud to have it on my blog.
Okay, enough procrastinating my point…
I was looking for a sign to see if I could run the Turkey Trot next week, and I guess I got it. Unfortunately, it wasn’t quite the sign I was hoping for. I felt noticeable pain in my achilles tendon when jogging in place at boot camp this morning. Pain I haven’t felt in about two weeks. I don’t know why the pain has returned, but I do know that I’m definitely not happy about it.
As of right now, the plan is to try a small test run this weekend and see how it goes. I’ll admit, though, I don’t have high hopes. I’m thinking this probably means I can’t run the race next week. Because I’m stubborn and can’t fully admit this to myself (or you) yet, I’m not making any absolute declarations. However, I am starting to realize that I will most likely eventually decide not to run the race. Time is, in case you haven’t noticed, kind of running out.
Anyway, I had a very simple dinner last night of roasted veggies and chicken, but it was made special by the addition of Garlic Gold nuggets (!!).
I just got some Garlic Gold samples in the mail and I was so, so excited to try them. I’ll write more about them after I’ve tried some more of the samples. 🙂
I drizzled some broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and onions with EVOO and sprinkled the mix with Garlic Gold nuggets, salt, pepper, and grated parmesan & romano. I then roasted it all at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes. Normally, I’d roast them for longer, but… I was hungry. I also warmed up some pre-cooked grilled chicken (from TJ’s, obviously) and threw the heated chicken into the roasted veggies.
So simple and so full of flavor. So far, I’m a huge fan of those nuggets!
Breakfast this morning, post-frustrating-workout, was a yogurt parfait on-the-go.
Fortunately, Mark’s been saving all of his nearly-empty peanut butter jars for me (and trust me, he goes through a lot.) Unfortunately, they don’t make for the most photogenic containers. I was also in such a rush this morning that I didn’t try very hard to make it pretty.
Into the mix went:
- 3/4 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt
- 1 tsp pumpkin butter (mixed into the yogurt to create pumpkin yogurt – awesome)
- handful Go Lean Crunch! Honey Almond Flax
- 2 big strawberries, sliced
- 1/8 cup blueberries
- 1/3 pear, chopped
- the tiny amount of PB in the jar (maybe 1/2 tsp?)
As soon as I took those pictures, I ran out the door because my car and I had an appointment. As a result, this funny-looking parfait was consumed at the auto shop while my car was being inspected. I may have looked a little crazy to the other people at the shop, but I was okay with it.
Wednesday Morning Workout
35 minutes elliptical trainer
45 minutes boot camp