Finally...after four months of physio appointments and setbacks...I finished 10K today, yahooooooie! It's felt like forever since I strained my hammy/glute but am thrilled that I'm able to get back at running. Everything felt pretty good out there today with only a teeny, tiny bit of tightness in my hammy...after an awful windy and rainy weekend, we woke up to a gorgeous, cold, clear day which is my absolute favourite kind of day to run. We had to head over to the big city on Saturday for the day and got home late, so I was extremely thankful that it was daylight savings so we got an extra hour worth of sleep. I'd actually forgotten to change my clock, so when I got up to get ready, Hubs said "you know it's only 6am, right?!" Woohooo, love that feeling of being able to go back to bed.
Other good news...I was able to get back to doing three bootcamp classes this week! I haven't attempted a Jason class (gulp!) yet and have had to scale some of the exercises, but feels good to be able to get all bootcamps in this week. So, so wonderful to be back at it...happy, happy sigh.
No strength work this week besides what we did at bootcamp. Really want my right shoulder to feel better so will start up this week with some lighter strength and slowly (key word here!) start lifting again. I'm missing it and feeling my body turning into mush.
Overall I was pretty good but had a few incidences of sugar fuelled insanity. I haven't really eaten a lot of sugary stuff in a long time...sure, a couple of treats here and there but nothing too crazy. Well, this week there was one day at the office where I went nuts. We had some Halloween treats in the office and I'd been pretty good but on Halloween I went totally off the rails...I must have been bored or something because I sat there and scarfed back six of those little chocolate bars and a package of rockets within ten minutes...gah! I felt kind of jittery and extra edgy at a block party we had to go to after work, and once we finished I came inside and absolutely and completely crashed...my blood sugar must have just plummeted because I could barely keep my eyes open, I had a headache and basically lay on the couch with my eyes closed. Within about half an hour I felt better but man...definitely not going to do that again! I think because we don't eat a lot of sugar anymore, my body just went crazy.
So speaking of sugar...we watched this really great piece they did called "The Secrets of Sugar". Did you know the average Canadian eats 26 teaspoons of what I like to call white death? I can see it...there's so much added sugar in processed foods. I'm so glad I was able to attend PISE's grocery store tour because while I feel that I know a fair amount about nutrition, the dietician on the tour really opened my eyes to how much the nutritional information on food packaging really tells you. Anyways, if you're interested in watching this clip on sugar, go here.
Vegetarian chili from Vegetarian Times.
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