You can only imagine how that went over with me. The ensuing conversation went something like this:
"As far as the Muay Thai, there is absolutely no way I am not boxing. My husband took his first degree test with his arm in a sling after rotator cuff surgery. In other words, we don't let things become obstacles to us. Besides, there are many people with real disabilities who are worse off than I am right now who take those classes. I'm boxing. I'll modify because I don't want to hurt myself, but I'm boxing!"
He didn't look too pleased but I think he knew there was nothing he could say to make me change my mind. Then I said, "As for the running, I'm willing to let that go for a few days but I'm trying to lose weight and I sit on my butt all day so I need to do something aerobic. Can I walk instead of run?" He replied, "Personally, I think you should just control your food intake instead - for example, lower your calories to 1000 per day and you'll lose weight. But if you insist, yes you may walk. It's the pounding from the running I want you to avoid."
OK, 1000 calories a day? Obviously said by someone who
Saturday my long run was scheduled to be 6 miles to I decided I'd just go ahead and walk that and I did. My doctor underestimates my walking ability - truthfully I'm a better walker than runner: 6.5 miles, 1:22:08, average pace 12:38 per mile. Take that Dr. No Good News!
I asked Mr. Helen what he would like for his Father's Day meal. Since the kids don't live around here I try to do something special for him. I was pretty happy when he said he wanted fish - fits right in with my eating plan. I did make him a special cake because I normally make his birthday cake and didn't this year. I found the recipe for this cake through Pinterest of course, and it was a huge hit! The only thing I did differently was to frost it with chocolate frosting instead of the cream cheese frosting the recipe called for. (If I was making it for me, I would have put the cream cheese frosting on it.) I had a sliver and let me tell you, this recipe is a keeper, not to mention it's a great way to use up overripe bananas. I made the cake on Saturday so he'd have the whole weekend to enjoy it - plus I got him to take a huge piece of it to his coworkers on Sunday.