Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Starting Over Stinks

Did I ever tell you that I love my Garmin?

Well, guess what... I do! I love, love, love it!

Last night, my husband and I ran on the track after work. I ran a half mile, walked a quarter mile then ran the last quarter mile. I finished my mile in 15 1/2 minutes. Better than I was a couple weeks ago, but still not down to where I use to be. I actually wanted to cry after running a half mile straight, but I was simply too out of breath to do so. I felt defeated, but walked the feeling off. I can't expect to go back to where I was this spring, after months of not running. Starting over stinks!

With my Color Run 5K in 10 days, I'm not expecting a PR by any means. I am looking forward to this "fun run" and will try not to time myself. I say try not to because it will be hard; I run because I like trying to beat my time. I'm addicted to it, in that sense! If it weren't so hard, I'd be running all the time!

In yesterday's post, I wrote about how important it is to keep your goals in mind each day. I decided I would do this by posting my goals with each blog post. So, as yet another reminder, here's what I'm working toward:

August's Goals
  • Break out of the 230's (6 lbs. to go!)
  • Track calories for 6/7 days a week (Monday-Tuesday done!)
  • Exercise 4/7 days a week (Monday-Tuesday done!)
  • Drink 64 ounces of water daily (Monday-Tuesday done!)
  • Get 7-8 hours of sleep a day (Monday-Wednesday done!)
Last night, I followed my new dinner plan and had chicken with zucchini and pasta. We made up a new chicken recipe last night, too! It was very tasty, especially with the sides we had! It was a fresh, summer meal!

I shall call this dish, "Dry Ranch and Onion Chicken". This is new recipe number 11 of 26 as part of my 26 by 26 list. Only 15 new recipes to try before I turn 26 in February, 2014!

The chicken was simple to make! We threw it together in 5 minutes and it was ready to eat only 25 minutes later. We baked the chicken on 350 for 20 minutes, but you may need to cook them longer depending on the size of your chicken and your oven.


1 lb. chicken tenders
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp dry ranch
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp parsley
1 medium onion, cut into pedals
pinch of fresh ground pepper

Toss all of the ingredients together in a bowl, then bake! Simple as that.


  1. My hubby is a gadget guy, and he loves his Garmin. I'm more of an indoor exerciser, so it doesn't really work for me (I have a Fitbit and use a HRM on occasion). Gadgets aren't necessary, but they sure are fun and give good feedback and motivation. Good luck on your ColorRun. I've only done one 5K, it was a great experience, I'm not sure why I haven't done another since.

  2. Which Garmin do you have? I've been thinking about getting one for awhile!