Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sweet Tooth

Discovered a new love.  Amazing!  These taste like coconut and fudge just laid themselves right down on top of a delicious, chewy granola bar.  Since I LOVE sweets and get dessert cravings quite frequently this is my new go to post dinner delight.  However, I am having to regulate myself so that I only eat 1 a day. 
Kashi Dark Chocolate Coconut
Deliciousness for only 120 calories!
How amazing does that look?
When you open the wrapper it smells like you just took the lid off a can of hot fudge.
Other than that in truth I am not really feeling that great.  I started to feel bad on Tuesday, but was hoping it was just allergies.  Then yesterday I noticed my lymph nodes were swelling, but I had night class and once I started my run I didn't want to stop (hence why I am a distance girl and not a speedy one).  So today I came home from work with my nose running, head pounding, and body aching and went directly to bed for almost 2 hours.  Here is the problem (and probably why it took me 2 months to get over bronchitis this winter) - I hate rest days.  I have discovered they are a necessary evil, but when I am in a groove I don't want to stop.  Since I don't feel great and have worked out the last 3 days I am forcing myself to take a rest day.  I am only allowing myself to run 1 slow (9-10 min) mile, to keep the streak going, and then I am going to walk the rest of my 5 mile loop because I like being outside and ten minutes outdoors doesn't cut it.  I know I am going to have to make myself stop because I am going to want to run the whole five mile loop.  However, I am telling myself it is better for my body if I rest until these puffed up lymph nodes calm down a bit.  
Lesson I need to learn: There are more ways than just exercising to be healthy Abby, and taking care of yourself when you are sick is one of them
Then it is in for the night to read a book in bed.  T gave me Insurgent and I can't put it down, I want to know what happens.  I love kids' books and was intrigued enough by the first one to ask her to let me borrow the second.       

Runner's World Summer Run Streak-
Day 4 = 1 miles (plus walked 4)
Total = 16 miles 


  1. I totally hate rest days too - but am resigned to the fact that we need them! Good for you for listening to your body.

    1. I tried, I didn't do as well as I had hoped. I was bad and kept going after that first mile, but then made myself stop.
      It should read:
      Runner's World Summer Run Streak-
      Day 3 = 2 miles (plus walked 3)
      Total = 16 miles

      I am so glad to know I am not the only one who hates rest days!


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