Do you remember the game show "Press Your Luck" from the early 80's where the contestants chanted "no whammies! no whammies! no whammies!" I remember watching it on lazy mornings during summer vacation in middle school. I loved the little whammy guy.
Yesterday was the complete opposite of a No Whammy day. I had three of them stacked against me.
1) I am s.o.r.e. Wednesday's weight lifting class is reeking it's vengeance on my muscles. It's a can barely sit on the toilet kind of sore.
2) We had a low pressure system go through last night, and as the barometer drops, so goes my mood. (wouldn't that be a hoot of a soap opera..."As The Barometer Drops." no? okay, bad idea.) AND I'm already at my mid cycle blahs, so that just doubled the mood droppage.
3) I am still carb depleted. As I suspected, one serving of sprouted bread toast yesterday didn't cut it. I'm still low on energy. It's going to get better, soon, but yesterday I just wasn't there yet.
So with the deck, er, whammies (let's not mix metaphors here) stacked against me, I got in a wicked three miles on the treadmill yesterday.
In 51 minutes.
I don't think I've moved that slowly since before I lost 55 pounds. Not that there's anything wrong with 17 minutes miles. I'm not trying to be a speed snob here. It's just that--I've progressed beyond that pace, and even when I walk I usually keep at least a 15 min/mile pace.
But that was as much as I had in me. I didn't jog once. I did increase the incline a few times to get my heart rate up, because walking at 3.5 mph never got me above a "warm up" heart rate on the treadmill's monitor.
It's all good though. I burned some calories, hopefully worked some of the soreness out of my legs, and today is a new day.
I'm just not sure if I have it in me yet to do much more than that again today.
Food news! I am enjoying my first ever serving of Fage yogurt. Several months ago it was all the rage in our blog world. And I admit, it is quite tasty, even plain. I have the 2% version, and I mixed in half a serving of chocolate protein powder. So it's like a thick chocolate cream cheese mousse. Yummo.
I should note that the crack diet never mentions yogurt--dairy is sorely neglected, which I don't really understand or agree with--but she does allow cottage cheese once a day. I compared the nutrition info on the 2% yogurt with cottage cheese, and they are this close. The yogurt actually has more protein. So I figure it's okay to have a Fage once in a while. Couldn't have it more than that anyway at $2.79 per serving.
A ten mile run is on the training schedule for the weekend. I don't think it's going to happen. I'm going to try to do a 6.2 miler (a.k.a. 10k) that I was supposed to do last weekend, then will get back on track to do a 10, 11, and 12 on the three remaining weekends before my half marathon. It's all good.
TGIF, friends. Safe wishes to anyone reading from the Texas coast. (ha, I first typed Texas toast...guess you know where my mind is.)