As it turns out, my Plan B this weekend ended up with me doing no running but quite a bit of walking. The reasons behind this will be the subject of tomorrow's Tuesday Ten. Aren't you just breathless with anticipation? Though it was an adjustment I didn't want to make, before I was a runner, I was a walker. So when I knew I couldn't run, I put on my big girl panties, my walking shoes and gave it a whirl.
Saturday, I used the treadmill because I knew the belt would help propel my feet and I also needed a somewhat flat surface. I managed a pretty good clip. 4.25 miles in 1 hour 34 seconds - a 14:15 min/mile pace!
Besides, that little walk fed my brain the endorphins it was looking for. But I sure did get a suprise when I swung my legs out of bed on Sunday - suddenly I was SHOCKED to be very, very aware of my behind. Holy muscle aches!. Evidently I do not use my Gluteous
Since I had spent Saturday doing various errands and running around with Mr. Helen, I also had to go to Plan B for Sunday: grocery shopping and cooking rather than polishing my toenails and reading a book. Before I grocery shop I always go through my refrigerator to see what I need for fresh produce, etc. and while I was doing that I realized I had some ingredients that I needed to use up. I ended up coming up with a baked egg cup that I'm calling Green, Eggs and Ham. These turned out terrific and pack a wallop of protein.
Then I baked them (I made 4) at 375 for 35 minutes. Look how pretty - and it tasted yummy too!
I had one ramekin with a Fiber One English muffin for (what was now) brunch and between the protein punch of the egg cup and the fiber in the english muffin it was quite a satisfying breakfast.
Here the spiralizer all put together. You can see the piece of zucchini I was shredding in the top section and the "spaghetti" in the bottom bowl. In my opinion, this tool is well worth the $15 or so dollars that it costs. It made creating the spaghetti a cinch and is super easy to clean up.