T-14 days…Happy Monday eve!
My day was busy, yet uneventful…
I got up and bid Jordyn’s friends farewell after a very successful sleepover. I had a hair appointment to get my hair trimmed and highlighted, but after arriving and seeing they were an hour behind I quietly came home irritated…
But then I stopped…really? That upset over missing a hair appointment? Yeah, my roots look terrible and I was looking forward to some long overdue “me” time, but heck…it’s only hair people. I went nearly 20 years without getting my hair professionally done…what’s a few more days?
So I came home and tackled the laundry while playing on the computer. I settled back into my jammies, and enjoyed cooking dinner for my family. The hubby grilled steaks, and I made brown rice flavored with salt, pepper, garlic and turmeric. We also had a bean salad we bought from Costco. Score.
I ordered myself a new knee brace as the last year has taken its toll on the one I currently own.
I use Pro-tec knee braces, and love them! Here is their website!
Tomorrow I will run no matter the conditions, even if it is just a couple miles. I don’t want to lose my stamina, and more importantly don’t want to lose everything I have worked for. I know the next two weeks are tapering, but I still want to get my workouts in, while avoiding injury.
Lastly, I made our dinners for the week-a huge pasta primavera. I use whole wheat gluten free pasta, as well as all organic ingredients when possible. I marinated the chicken for 2 days in garlic, olive oil, and my favorite seasonings.
I chopped 4 cloves of garlic, baby red, yellow and orange peppers, as well as half of a red onion. Sautee until translucent, and add in the chicken. Add the cooked noodles, a small pat of unsalted butter, and VOILA! Yum, and my family has healthy meals for the week.
I am still trying to wrap my brain around the fact that in 2 weeks I will have run a marathon at this time…just a year ago right now I was full of self-doubt…yet I have already ran 20 miles, TWICE. Not much for some of you uber runners, but HUGE for me…
Yahoo! May this week be a blessed week full of success, faith, hope, and the desire to be better at everything we do!!! Xoxo!