I went for a run today for the first time in over a month. I’ve been healing from a flare up of a chronic back injury that comes and goes. Anyway, my run this morning was first-rate. I didn’t have to stop to walk at all (proving that my low-impact elliptical workouts in the gym are nearly equivalent for keeping me aerobically fit!), and the trail I run on was alive with so many kinds of birds. I love birds, and I love spotting them. I saw a whole pod of wild turkeys, several types of ducks (little quackers!), 3 snowy egrets, a red-tailed hawk, and 2 blue herons – one of them standing on the trail less then 15 feet away from me – he was probably four feet tall!
Also, I may have eaten an entire pineapple myself today. It was a small-ish pineapple, and I ate it throughout the day, over both lunch and dinner, but…I love pineapple. It’s probably my favorite fruit, I will seriously eat it until I have chemical burns in my mouth due to the acidity but it’s worth it! For a volume eater like me, finding something good for me that I love so much is fantastic.
Dinner was a piece of salmon and some Brussels sprouts (with some pineapple for dessert). My husband was baking this evening – a cake and a pie for a friend’s birthday tomorrow. The house smells wonderful, but there’s no temptation for me right now. Tomorrow, well, that will be another matter. I’ll need to use my party-attendance tools to avoid over-consuming. A run in the morning would also be a good idea, depending on how my back feels when I wake up. Happily, I haven’t had any pain today at all, so I’m thinking I’m cleared for running again.
What I’m doing with this post is sort of mentally preparing for tomorrow, a little planning which I do every night in my head as I’m drifting off to sleep. What are my food environment challenges tomorrow, what’s my plan for handling them, when will I get my exercise? What will I do?
Have a great Sunday, whatever your challenges are.