Be prepared for a bunch of randomness!
Getting out of bed and getting my sweat on is feeling so good! Day 2 of getting moving and testing out my foot involved going to the gym and jumping right back in to my half marathon training. 20 minutes of intervals on the treadmill (though a little slower than I have been) followed by an hour on the bike. By the way, I recommend not reading touching magazine articles in public if you are a big cry baby like me. I read this great article in Runners World at the gym, and thank goodness I was already sweating up a storm so no one could see the water coming from my eyes. I'm such a sap, but it really gets to me when I see how much running can change people's lives for the better!
I had a very productive day yesterday, including spending 2 hours on Skype with my parents and brother. I finally got all my bags unpacked and my laundry done...it only took 5 days! I have been pretty lazy with my food the last couple of days and this has lead me to be a bit inventive. I am amazed at some of the food combinations I come up with and how awesome they taste. Dinner last night included grapes and cottage cheese (this will become an obsession) and a cheese, greek yogurt, and salsa wrap (I know, I'm a little weird)
I have been experimenting with raw spinach salads and have found a few combinations that seem very odd but are really good. Today was no different: spinach, shredded cheese, avocado, greek yogurt, and salt & pepper. My other favorite is spinach, shredded cheese, hard boiled egg, avocado, and cottage cheese. I think I am just obsessed with the taste of cheese, spinach, and avocado together. Hmm, now that I am talking about it, I think I may have a grilled cheese sandwich with spinach and avocado later. Really, try it, it takes grilled cheese to a completely different level!
On another note, I went to the eye doctor this morning for my annual exam and they took my blood pressure, the doctor asked me what I am doing to have such an outstanding BP and I said exercise. It is amazing the health results you can get from exercise and running! That and not having anything to stress out about anymore (nursing school, I am looking at you!).
In other news, Daisy is starting to hang out with me again. I think she has finally forgiven me for the trip to my parents house...just wait until she has to go back again next week mwhahaha.