First, a bit of catch-up. My intentions of blurgh-ing yesterday were sidelined by a surprise (FREE) trip to the Jazz game last night. Vegs and I had a great time, and will certainly go back again. This was my first time, and I am glad I went at this point in my life, because I think at any previous time I would have been too neurotic to have enjoyed myself.
So, a brief game of catchup:
For dinner I had a Red Mango frozen yogurt and a soft pretzel. I know. But, when your food options are brought to you by the fine folks at Energy Solutions Arena, you work with what you've got. I'm under no illusion that the pretzel was in any way healthy (but it hit my salt-tooth like you wouldn't believe), but the Red Mango was not too shabby. I had raspberries and blueberries on it, and enjoyed every little drip.
Which brings me to the best part of all of this. I started back on C25K today. Outside. Holy hell, friend-os. This is exactly what I have needed. I started back at the beginning, since I've been 1) pretty lax about my fitness regimen as of late, and 2) running outdoors, especially while pushing a stroller is different. This turned out to be a really good decision. My workout was divided into 9 one minute runs and 8 one and a half minute walks. By the end of my minutes I was feeling winded, but not so much that I was dying. It pushed me just right without making me feel like a failure. I did the workout twice, and ended up going just over three and a half miles. Running outside is what my equation has been missing. I don't need playlists (as long as I'm on the river. In-suburbia running is a different story), and I like the variety of hills and scenery. I don't find myself wanting my running intervals to be over like I typically do when I'm on the treadmill. Basically, I'm in loooooooove!