Sunday, September 4, 2016

Shred Day 21: I Heart Running

My Sunday started with an interval run. I admit, I was nervous about this run. Nervous that my knee was not going to cooperate. Some days that feeling is stronger than others. I almost didn't try, thinking I would be safer on the elliptical. Standing in the sun at the end of the run, I was happy I did it. I love that feeling. I heart running.

My workout ---> 5 minute walking warm-up, 25 intervals at 30 seconds run/30 seconds walk, 2 minute run, 5 minute walking cool down. I was really excited about the run, but even more so that I bumped up my interval time and then ran a solid 2 minute finish. These are small changes, but BIG steps for me and my knee.

My route kind of looks like a heart, right?

Later I went to the fitness center to do a yoga session to stretch out. I was hoping to swim, but the pool was full of kids. The Yoga with Adriene video did the trick. When I pay more attention to my hamstrings, my knee seems to be happier.

It was such a nice day that I decided to take a walk after lunch. I did a one mile loop and ran into this guy. So strange that he was just sitting in the grass right next to a busy four lane road.

I started this book today. A friend told me about it. The author is a Cincinnati native (me too) and it's also the setting of this book. It's always fun to read books that take place in a familiar setting, plus it's good so far.

Here's what I ate for Regular Calorie day:




Snacks: white cheddar rice cakes and red grapes.

Tell me something that made you happy today!

Read any good books lately?


  1. So glad your knee cooperated! Can't believe you're on day 21 already! How's the shred going?

    1. My reply is so late that I finished Shred ;) Feeling stronger and may have lost a couple of pounds...scales are hard to find nowadays, haha!


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