Today flew by! This post is going to be short and to the point so I can do a little reading and relaxing tonight before bedtime.
I slept in a little this morning since I really wasn't planning on doing much today. I woke up when Carl got home from work around 7:30AM. He worked an overnight police department shift. He went to bed, and I made some coffee and breakfast for myself.
I was so hungry, I didn't even think about taking a picture until I was almost done eating! Breakfast was scrambled eggs, a whole wheat English muffin with smart balance spread, and a glass of OJ (Trop 50). I also had some fruit this morning - grapes and honeydew melon.
I read through the newspaper and three magazines this morning - March 2010 National Geographic, Minneapois St. Paul mag, and my new Health mag. It was a lot of reading, but at least I'm getting through the pile. There was a great article in Health about back pain, and how to correct your sitting, standing, and posture to help alleviate the pain. I tore out the page to post near my desk at work because there were actually pictures on how to sit properly. I'm hoping that posting this page will be a little reminder to me to sit properly - not lean over, squint, and hunch myself over my keyboard - at work.
I took a break for my morning snack which was a banana and a Fiber One yogurt.
Then, I caught up on my Facebook, email, and the other blogs I normally follow. Carl got up around 11:30ish, and we had lunch. I had a leftover grilled chicken breast and some carrots.
Vlad was bored, bored, bored. I was putting off going on a walk with him today because it was so cold. At least, I thought it was cold outside. I finally bundled up to walk the poor pup, and as soon as we set out I realized that it was actually nice outside! I was way over-layed. Vlad and I walked for about 30 minutes, and I listened to a New York Times book review podcast. Lots of people in the neighborhood were out in their yards sprucing up gardens... at little early I think.
Later in the afternoon, I hit the treadmill. Today is usually a rest day, but I'm going to have to shift my workout schedule a bit this week so I can have dinner with Suzie on Thursday night. I'll workout today, and take Wednesday off instead so I can grocery shop that night, and then have Thursday night free to spend with Suz. I really pushed myself today during my run, and ran at 6.8 mph. I've never run that fast on the treadmill before. It felt GREAT! :D My legs are a bit sore now, but that means that I worked my body harder / differently - it's good to shake things up a bit! I also did my strength training exercises. I'm still watching Ghost Whisperer episodes - I'm really getting attached to the characters now. :) Good series.
After my workout, I had a Honey Crisp apple with peanutbutter. This is one of my most fav snacks. I've been using Skippy Natural peanutbutter - very creamy.
I was going to do pork chops for dinner tonight, but changed my mind at the last minute. All of a sudden a good homemade pizza, salad, and a beer sounded like it would hit the spot. Carl brought us up some New Glarus, Spotted Cow beers from downstairs, and I prepped our usual Boboli lean beef pizza and salad.
Right now I'm drinking some delicious almond milk, and about to relax with yet another magazine! Back to work tomorrow!