My friend Katschi over at Fitcetera.com requested a long, long time ago that her readers to post pictures of themselves hot and crazy sweaty immediately after a workout.
At the time, I loved the idea but couldn't bring myself to do it. Well, I suppose I've arrived, 'cause here I am baby, in all my hot, sweaty glory.
I just realized, I ran 3 1/2 miles today without smearing my eye liner. Damn, I'm good!
I have a new favorite food. It's called Attune and it's a probiotic bar. I found it while peruzing the probiotic selection in my local grocery store. I have a passion for all things lemon, so this bar practically jumped out of the refrigerated case right into my cart. It's high in fat (7 grams per bar! Doh!), and 3 Weight Watchers points, but in it's defense, it's also loaded with lots of good-for-your gut probiotics and a bit of protein. Most of all, it's yummy! But, I'm probably biased, because it's lemon. Lemon. Cream. It doesn't get much better than that, folks. Lemon and cream together?! Oh thank you, thank you, thank you, God in heaven!! The bar comes in several different flavors, but for now, I can't get past the lemon cream. The package directs you to keep it cold until you're taking it with you. I'm not real clear on what will happen to it if it comes to room temperature. I should write the manufacturer and ask I suppose. I'm in love, I plan to buy these again.
I must admit, despite the fact that I know I'm getting stronger, I'm scared silly about the 5 milers I've signed myself up for. Lord, help me! The 3 1/2 miles I ran today felt like forever. Blisters inconveniently appeared on both feet (as a result of the rubbing where my arches should be, if I had them) and my new Brooks are mysteriously uncomfortable.
If you're the praying type, I'd appreciate any prayers you can send my way.
1. Good health
2. My job
3. My children
4. Summer camp that's fun for my Flowers
5. Running in the June sun, knowing I'm a child of God
6. Summer strawberries
7. Marigold and his love for me
8. Leftovers for lunch that are even better than the night before