(3 Things Thursday – a la Miss Morgan)
1) Stick with the Challenge – I set the alarm way too early this morning, 5:35 a.m., to have a date with Jillian and her Shredding before my day started. Twenty-five minutes of strength, cardio and abs will definitely alert that brain faster than any cup of coffee! STn30 – Day 2, Win.
2) A Black-bean Lunch Date – While, yes, I usually pack my lunch (today being no different), I had to veer from the norm. After a long morning in the office, I had no desire to eat that pita-pizza nor wait for it to bake in the toaster oven. Instead, I went for some Panera soup (soothing to the sore-throat). Their Black-bean Soup in a bread-bowl with an apple on the side? Hit. The. Spot.
Of note: Has anyone else noticed that Panera has jumped the gun with Calorie information? According to the Associated Press, establishments with 20 or more locations are now required, by law (Thanks, new Healthcare Bill), to disclose calorie count information for all menu items. “The idea is to make sure that customers process the calorie information as they are ordering.” Would this affect something you would/wouldn’t order at a restaurant?
Panera has the calorie count for each item listed in small print on the right side of the menu. You may have to squint to see it (just me?), but it’s already there!
3) Workout #2 – GO RUN – You may be wondering as of late, “Does this Dietitian on the Run ever run?” Valid concern, my friends. It’s been a battle of motivation, playing with the new bike, and wondering what I should put next on my race agenda (half? full? speed work for PRs? !!). I’ve also been at war with Laryngitis, on and off, for 3 weeks now. What gives? It’s May! No time to be sick.
I digress. After work today, I went for a run. The legs are a little heavy, the same way they felt for my Tuesday run, but I willed them to move. Together, we got in a good 7.5 mile loop with an avg ~8:40 min/mile pace. Done and feeling much better – win, win!
Challengers, how was day 2 of STn30 for you?