Murphy says, “I’m ready for Fall.” Me too, Murphy, me too.
My leg felt better towards the end of the day, so I decided to go to the gym and see what happens. I did the elliptical for 30 minutes and was totally fine. So, I decided to test it out on the treadmill. I ran for half a mile and didn’t feel any pain. Weird, huh? My leg really hurt yesterday and today I feel better? I really think that maybe I just lifted some weights on Monday that were a little too heavy. I only did a half mile because I didn’t want to press my luck.
I really hope that yesterday’s sore leg was just some sort of fluke. Sometimes I write about not enjoying running and everything, but in actuality, exercise is a huge anxiety reliever for me. I struggle with anxiety issues in general and working out definitely helps. On the flip side, though, if I can’t work out, I get anxious about that. I know that exercise is a healthy way to alleviate stress but it sometimes worries me that if I don’t get in what I deem to be enough working out, it negatively affects my mood. Hmm.
Moving on. We have a ton of carrots and celery leftover from our party so I googled recipes with both and came up with Unsloppy Joes. It didn’t really use a lot of carrots or celery but once I spotted the recipe, I wanted to try it.
With the Unsloppy Joes, I made parsnip fries. I’ve never had them before and I don’t know what I thought.
They looked like fries and kind of tasted like fries, but still had a strange earthy taste that I didn’t really care for. Oh well, I tried. I think I’ll stick with potatoes.