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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

First day back in my shoes!

Went to bed at 11 last night so my body did not wake up until 6:45. Not too bad, need to get to bed earlier so I can rise earlier. Today was my first day back in the running shoes. The plan was to go out for 20 minutes easy, I am tapering backwards. I didn't want to run by my house, because there are a lot of hills so I drove down to the park where there is a lot of running trails which is great! I started out running ok, but then I started to feel some major tightness in my hamstrings. After 5 minutes I stopped and stretched out a bit. Then took off for 15 more minutes. It went well tight, but the more I ran the better I felt. Did a lot of situps but no yoga yet.

The interesting part of my run was half way into it when the local middle school was doing there run for PE. They have to run a mile I think around the park. I caught up to them and more then a quarter of them were walking, I was never like this I have always loved to run. I started to think to myself about how lazy our kids are these days, and this was starting to make me sad. Sad the society has fallen into this trap of potato couch kids! There was this one boy at the very end who was about 300lbs and he was walking and then sprinting and I could tell this was very difficult for him, and my heart started to break. No I am not saying there is anything wrong with the kid himself, just because he is overweight does not make him any different as a human. But what MOM let's this happen to their child, I don't want to judge but seriously how does this happen? Which then led me to the realization that, this is more of a reason that I want to become an RD to help kids and families learn how to eat better and exercise more. Ok I am off my soap box now.

When I got back to the house I started to make some oats but then decided I wanted something different and because of the lack of time I went with cereal. I bought this new Fiber One Carmel Delight, and it reminds me of Honey Grams from when I was a kid:) I mixed in some granola plank(which I am loving) and vanilla hemp milk with a little vanilla protein powder and a spoonful of pb. The perfect 300 calorie meal:)



Today is going to be fun, have work, then my Women's Study I love those girls!
Have a happy Hump Day!

3 comments:

Meghann said...

Unfortuatnely I was one of those kids back in elementry school who would walk the mile instead of run. It wasn't until after college that I dsicovered my passion for running. Forutnately I was still an active kid in other aspects and was never an over weight child. I do know what you mean with kids these days. When I was little as soon as I got home from school I would play outside until the street light came on and signaled me to go home. Now adays kids don't do that, instead they get home and go straight to the internet or to their video games. What's wrong with playing out side? I was just forunate to grow up in a safe neighborhood with a bunch of kids my age.

Megan said...

I got some of that fiber one cereal at Kmart, it was on sale and I got it for like a dollar a box. They might still have it on sale. but i think they have coupons for it at coupons.com in case you are interested!

Lance said...

I feel like a slacker when I hear what you've done...note to self:get back out there!

Overweight kids - interesting story - my 11 year old daughter is babysitting after school for a couple of neighbor girls. And, there a bit on the heavy side (kindergarten and second grade). Well, last night they came to our house because of a gas smell at their house. So, they joined us for dinner. Our drink for dinner is skim milk 99% of the time. The kids seemed "excited" about getting milk. So we asked the obvious question - what do you normally have to drink for dinner. The answer - whatever we want, usually soda. Soda! First off way too much sugar. Second, that late in the day???? Our kids rarely have soda. In fact our daughter prefers water when given the choice, and our older son will pass on soda when offered it about half the time. Our younger son...he'll take soda whenever he can get it. But....but we don't make it an option very often. Anyway, this led me to wonder - how many other households have soda for dinner? If you look in our refrig, it's seems like it's mostly milk - I bought 7 gallons the other day. That will last about a good week and a half. We almost buy more milk than gas I think sometimes! Whatever your take on milk, it is definitely better than soda. And, hey, I'm from Wisconsin - the dairy state - I have to support our local farmers...