Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Yep, it was temporary.
Thankfully the flu is gone and I've been training for the 5K that my sister and I are going to walk in May. I registered for it on Wednesday night and Thursday night I started training. However, because of the weather and because I want to maintain a consistent pace, for now, I've been walking on the treadmill. On Thursday and Friday I walked approximately 2.5 mph for 30 minutes and walked approximately 1 mile (on Thursday) and 1.25 miles (on Friday). Apparently on Thursday I had a little bit longer of a warm-up period so I stepped it up on Friday. Saturday was a massive spring cleaning day for us so I considered that my work out, it certainly felt like one. Sunday is God's rest day so I made it mine too! Last night I walked 41 minutes at 2.5 mph and ran for 1 minute. Yes, you read that correctly I ran for 1 minute. I think I'd rather pull my eye out with a rusty fork than run but I did it.
In the meantime I'd come across some recipes for Coconut Shrimp and Onion Rings that we tried and loved and I posted those over the weekend. Honestly, both of these recipes made me feel like I was practically cheating on the plan though I knew that I wasn't. They were welcome treats to mix up our dining routine without falling off the plan. I hope you enjoy them.