Let me first tell you about my mishaps today. They always come in threes dont they!?
First, on my lunch break I went to a local market that I bought a Groupon for the other day. I wanted to spend my $15. I was looking at the eggs, finding a package that didn’t have any broken ones and all of a sudden when I stood up, I had shooting pain in my neck. Somehow looking at eggs I kinked my neck! This pain would not go away & the rest of the day I couldn’t move my head or do much with my right side.
Second & Third, while at work sitting at my desk I came to the realization that my posture sitting at my desk was probably not helpful for my neck. I attempted to raise the height of my chair. This should’ve been easy but somehow I couldn’t figure it out and I ended up on the ground under my chair inspecting the situation. Next thing I knew I sat up too fast, hit my head real hard on the chair and split my pants at the seam in the crotch area! That is NOT great for a female’s self esteem! I guess the 6+ years I’ve gotten out of those pants is good enough.. or shall I go get the tear fixed..
So with a stiff neck, a bump on my head & torn pants… My boss and I decided to try out the SD Tri Club’s North County ‘track’ workout.
Sometimes VAVI’s Tuesday night runs are just too far away for me. I am lucky if I get there on time! This seemed to be a great alternate option!
The workout for tonight was 5 x 1000 meters. These intervals are no joke! I was in dead last place for all 5! My recovery was 2:00 in between each one. (The disadvantage for being last is you get less recovery time.. well mine was the scheduled amount, everyone else should be thanking me that they got extra!)
I thought about giving up after the 2nd interval, but I kept going. After the 4th one I went to the coach and told him I think I’m done. He then told me I hadn’t completely recovered yet, I’m breathing, I’m not dead and told me his motto. He told me to never give up after an interval, start the next one and see how I feel. If you then feel like you can’t do anymore, slow down & turn that lap into your cool down. I took a couple breaths and said ok I can do that!
Wow! I’m glad I kept going, but it was not easy. My 1000 meter times varied from 4:26 to 4:45 I think was my last one. I heard people saying you want to try and keep each interval within 5 seconds of each other. Now I know what I can work on for next time. I know this is what I need to increase my speed!
After inhaling about 1000 chips with bean salsa I knew I should eat a real dinner. I wanted greens in the form of a salad. I took everything out of my fridge that could go in a salad.. this is what I came up with!
Then I sauteed a homemade Black Bean Burger & put half on top. Recipe for the burgers will come next time I make them. These I miraculously found in the back of my freezer. Score!
Once Todd got home & I realized he was not going to eat the other half, I added that to my salad as well.
I am always thinking ahead when it comes to food & seem to multi-task often in the kitchen.
Assembly line of salads. Now we have a lunch or two for later in the week!
Remember the tahini I made to go with the Kalamata Olive Hummus? Well, tonight I’m using the leftover tahini to make this salad dressing:
Lemon Tahini Dressing
Recipe came from Gone Raw
½ cup raw tahini
½ cup water
¾ tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon red wine viegar
2 clove garlic, minced or pressed
½ teaspoon salt
.125 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon cumin, ground (optional)
Whisk all ingredients together & let sit for 15 minutes before serving.
This dressing should last for about a month in the fridge.
Look what came in the mail today!
I received these as a gift for Christmas but the size didn’t work out so I mailed them in for an exchange. My new ones came today! I’m excited to start wearing them around. Thanks again Kathy!
Now it’s time for some laundry & maybe a heat pad on my neck…