I’m still on an endorphin high from my workout this afternoon, it was THAT good.
I walked into the gym with a goal of running 4.0 miles. I told myself that I could run it as slow as I wanted, but I am determined to build my endurance back up so I really wanted to achieve my goal. I’m sure you have figured out by now from my first sentence of this post that I most definitely succeeded .
It was not as a fast as I would have liked, but I completed my four mile run in 42:50. I remember the very first time I ran four miles; I finished exactly two minutes faster! That was six months ago back in February. While I have a long way to go until I’m happy with my current level of fitness, today’s run definitely could have been worse. As I’ve mentioned numerous times before, I am really not a huge fan of running (it’s just so hard), but I always feel and look my best when I’m doing it regularly. The goal for next week? 5.0 miles. I’ve only run that distance four times in my life, so we’ll see how it goes! (You may read about my previous five-milers here, here, here and here.)
My mom had an amazing dinner waiting when I got home from the gym. (Side note, I wasn’t nauseous after my run today! This is a big deal, since that’s usually an issue for me when I run long distances. This means my body is becoming more “tolerant” to running, and tells me that my training is paying off!)
Anyways, back to the important stuff, FOOD. My madre cooked up chicken and veggies in the crockpot all day so we could make fajitas!
All wrapped up in a wheat tortilla with corn salsa, guacamole, and some cheddar cheese; with fruit on the side.
I hope she makes these again soon!
Well, I’ve wasted enough time for the night and now it’s time to get some work done. I have a big formal patient case presentation on Tuesday that I haven’t started yet, so it’s time to stop procrastinating! I’ll be talking all about systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and sepsis. So exciting .
Have a good night .