The weather today was awful. Thunderstorms and rain all day. The kind of weather that makes you want to curl up in cozy pajamas under a blanket, not put on heels and go to work. Oddly enough, it was hot out though. Oddly hot for the end of October – in the mid 80s. By the end of the day the rain didn’t seem to show any signs of stopping which begged the question, “Do I go home after work or to the gym?” When I got to my car, I realized that it wasn’t raining that hard so I decided to go to the gym. I just had a 30 minute elliptical workout in mind and I figured I might as well get it done.
Going to the gym is the hardest part. It sometimes takes every fiber in my being to not turn left onto 85 North to go home after work! Okay, that’s a little bit of an exaggeration but it is hard to go sometimes. But usually once I’m there, I’m ready to workout. Which is why I was not pleased when I opened my gym bag and found this:
Not only did I bring two right shoes, but now I don’t know which is the older one and which is the newer one.
I came home and decided that it was a sign – I wasn’t going to the gym tonight, so I made a nice dinner instead.
Baked tofu, bok choy and millet. I took some better pictures but accidently deleted them. I’m telling you, this hasn’t been my day. For the tofu, I marinated it in a bunch of random stuff – soy sauce, hot chili oil, lime juice and brown sugar – and baked it for about 35 minutes at 400 degrees. For the bok choy, I sauteed it in some olive oil and made a sauce out of 1/2 cup veggie broth, 1 tbsp soy sauce and 1 tsp cornstarch. The cornstarch makes it thicken up and it tastes like Chinese food. The millet was cooked in a rice cooker with a little bit of coconut oil.
Murphy ate peanut butter out of a kong.
So I’m a little bit worried about two things concerning my race on Saturday. One is that I think I’m coming down with a cold. I had a scratchy throat this morning and now, in addition, I have a bit of a runny, stuffy nose. I’m hoping it’s just a mild cold and I’ll be able to run through it, or it will be gone by then. Two, my knee is bothering me just slightly. It doesn’t hurt when I run, but it’s been kind of acting up after. On Sunday, the day after my 10.5 mile run, it felt very stiff. I didn’t run on Monday and kind of forgot about it until the gym last night. I ran 4 miles and it didn’t hurt at all but it did hurt when I was leaving the gym and walking down a flight of stairs. Hmm, I really hope both of these things are non-issues by Saturday.