Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Summertime...

And the living is sweaty! Yesterday afternoon was a miserable 100 degrees and humid, so I opted for the treadmill. I have mixed feelings about the treadmill, because on one hand it is 'easier,' as in I feel I put in less effort, but there is a mental aspect that makes it more difficult because there are no distractions- no naturally occuring hills, or cars or other pedestrians. However, there is trashy TV. I watched Millionaire Matchmaker and it was SO GOOD. I wish I didn't love that show, but I really really do. It made the 3 miles pass even more quickly than they would have otherwise. I usually do lots of mental countdowns on the treadmill (5% done, 1000 seconds left, 12% done, etc.) but I sort of zoned out and just let my attention shift to the tv. Is that a bad thing? I was going pretty quick (for me) and I definitely was still in tune with what my legs are doing. Mostly because my left foot/ankle continues to ache... arg.

I then had the best. dinner. ever. I cannot get enough scrambled eggs and black beans. If I die of some vitamin deficiency, it is because that is all I ever want to eat. I also had peas. Ok, maybe my diet will consist of peas, eggs, and beans. I could do worse? My mom told me about one of the many disturbing TLC shows out there, and this one depicted people who ate strangely. One woman only ate french fries.... really?! Of all the foods to eat exclusively, you choose something that unappealing (I'm un-American and think most french fries are a waste of the jaw exertion needed to chew them).

Although I am concerned about my foot, I am making the non-conservative decision to ignore it and keep running. It is such a weird, inexplicable pain that I don't know what else to do.. I'm being silly, but I know a physician would most likely tell me that I just need to stay off it. If even swimming made it hurt, then what am I to do? We shall see how this plays out.

I'll get my 5 miles in today, somehow, but I am not sure yet if it will be indoors or outdoors.

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