Rather, what do I blame for this HORRID run I went on yesterday?
Disappointment would be an understatement and I’m still very frustrated with myself. I could pretend I brushed it off, but I didn’t so I won’t. I felt horrible the entire time (aches and pains in my legs and overall discomfort) and I am still pretty bitter about it. I did get tons of encouragement about still going out there and running from all the lovelies on Instagram which I greatly appreciated. Still, though, I’m really dissatisfied and unhappy with how I felt. I let it affect me all night long and really haven’t stopped. It’s got to get under control because not all runs rock, I know, but barely making it two miles?! That’s not me.
On to bigger and better things. Even though I was a little upset, my boyfriend and I still had plans with the fantastic Erika and Jeremy. They just moved into a new place and it is beyond incredible. I have total apartment envy. Let me show you why.
One view, to the next:
And, of course, we enjoyed these views with some takeout and good company.
It was so pretty. It definitely helped me feel a little better about my sad attempt to run earlier. When I got home, I was feeling like the little fake chef inside of me wanted out so I sautéed some zucchini and squash to take with me for lunch this week! I don’t know why this tastes so good because it’s so basic but I have made it a few times now because it, for some reason, tastes just like greasy Chinese food. It’s not, it’s actually healthy and Paleo, but dannnng! The beautiful Sara over at fitfunfemme asked for the recipe from Instagram and I’m embarrassed to admit it’s pretty darn simple.
Stir Fry Squash
2 yellow squash
1/4 cup diced sweet white onion (Vidalia, maybe?)
TONS of fresh cracked black pepper
a bit of salt, taste
2 teaspoons garlic powder
a bit of olive oil for the pan (don’t over do it here, trust me)
The key to this dish is allowing all the veggies to really sit in the pan for a while. They turn brown, almost, but that’s what really gives it a unique flavor. That, and the onions and pepper! Don’t skimp on the pepper, either (unless you’re allergic, in which case, don’t make this!).
So, with the failure of my run and the success of the above dish, I’d say yesterday was A-OK. Now, to just get back on track with this running thing… 🙂
What’s your favorite veggie dish? I’m probably going to steal ideas… Fair warning!
Do you have home envy of any of your friends?
When you get discouraged from a workout, what do you do?