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I hopped back on the wagon yesterday and squeezed in an almost 2 mile run. It felt pretty good and really didn't have any problems. Chris picked up an ankle brace for me and I'm not sure if it actually caused more problems than it prevented. It made my foot feel more secure but then as the day wore on, my leg actually started to hurt. Not sure if that was because of the way I was walking with the ankle brace or what. I'm not wearing it today and gonna see how it goes. The game plan for today is elliptical and weights at the gym.
Sunday we had the most stunning sunset here! The house had a weird pink glow so I just had to go outside and see what was going on. My little camera in my phone just doesn't do it justice. We had a good bit of rain all day Sunday and this is the mix of rainclouds and sunset.
Oh I also tried the most awful beer ever over the weekend. I usually am always keen on trying different beer so I was pretty pumped when a friend recommended this one to me.
|Doyle just had to photobomb the pic...|
I picked it up from Target and didn't really concentrate or look at the 6 pack case. So had I seen that it had Grapefruit and Ginger in it, I would have immediately put it back. One sip and I just couldn't do it. Down the sink it went. So now I have 5 more bottles taking up fridge space. Maybe I can find someone else who likes it and will drink it and besides look at all the calories I'm saving. :)
Speaking of calories, I took a sneak peek at the scale and it looks like I'm up 2 pounds since last week. Not sure if it's the lack of exercise or my eating habits, which were not that great honestly over the weekend. Chris and I don't tend to eat regular meals and we also end up either eating only 2 times (especially if we sleep late), or just sort of graze. We've got to do a better job on the weekends, that's for sure. And even though for the most part, I stayed within my range, I really need to make some better choices, food wise and work on portion control again. I can slowly see my portion sizes creeping back up.
The most exciting news I can come up with this week is that I've signed up for a tennis clinic for newb players on Thursday! I'm really excited about doing this. I've always loved tennis but I really have no one in my circle who is interested in playing with me. Hubby will do it, but it isn't high on his priority list of things he enjoys, so I'd rather just find someone local who would be willing to play from time to time. I also need a refresher on the mechanics of it all. I'm nervous and excited at the same time.
So, if any of you are local to the Baton Rouge area and don't mind chasing some yellow fuzzy balls around a tennis court with me, I'd love to find someone who wants to play once a week or so!
August Exercise Minutes - 986/1600 (Not gonna hit goal this month. Last week really set me back). :(