Mid-afternoon snack: yogurt
Lunch: pita with grilled chicken, zucchini, spinach leaves, cheese, and Italian dressing
Dinner: romaine, spinach, and herb mix salad w/grape tomatoes and feta cheese
Dessert: Skinny Cow strawberry cheesecake ice cream sandwich
Wow, it felt good to sleep in today. I slept until around 10 or 11 this morning and it was excellent!! Definitely needed that (and look forward to doing it again tomorrow)! After I woke up I watched a bit of TV and decided to take Luke Puppy on an interval walk/jog. Ughhhh.. I definitely still hate jogging. It's not even my legs that get tired. I literally have to stop because my throat hurts so bad from breathing hard (at least, I think that's why it hurts?). I jogged for three blocks and had to power walk the rest of the way because my throat was killing me. It took probably thirty minutes for me to stop coughing (which, somehow, made it feel better). I would consider myself pretty stinkin' well-educated about all things pharynx/larynx related, and I have no idea why it hurts me so much when I breathe heavily like that. It only happens when I jog/run... Never when I'm doing my cardio workouts at home. I must be tightening my muscles differently or something. Whatever it is, it's really hindering me from being able to one day enjoy jogging (which is something I have always wanted to do). Fellow speech pathology girls... What gives? Any ideas?
Anyways, the rest of the day was much better. I hung out with the husband and was actually able to get a homework assignment finished and turned in (not even something I really had planned on starting today). After he went to work a few hours later, Puppy and I decided to go on another walk around the block. This time, just as a walk because the weather was so beautiful (temperature in the 70's... I'll take it!). I felt inspired afterward so I went and did my 30-minute workout at Tan & Tone. I'm feelin' good!
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Oops, was I just a commercial? Sorry!
So I guess Husband and I are going to Dallas the weekend after Katrina's wedding to see a Rangers game. Well, if we can sort out the little problem with the tickets that somehow managed to happen again (gotta love that husband of mine). I mean, I think our anniversary's gonna be celebrated somewhere in there (we can't celebrate on the actual day because it's the Saturday before my finals), but I'm 100% positive he thought of the idea solely with the Rangers in mind. Sigh. Kinda makes me sad our first anniversary will come and go without any kind of celebration, but I know there will be many more so I guess I should stop pouting.
In other news, my dog is smelly and needs a bath.