Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Ran...in public!

So today was busy with the class final and multiple other to-dos. When I took the kids to tennis, I set out for a 30 minute run...in public (!), and did just over 2 miles. It's amazing how much harder it is to do in real life, not on a treadmill. But there is a satisfaction from getting from point A to point B. I'm anxious to see how that particular jogging loop improves for me over time.

I finished up by serving half of the basket of balls and really working on my toss, "scratching" my back with the racquet, going for a bit of spin, and stepping through. It started to feel better, and I at least can recognize when I've done it right and why.

Food-wise the day was so-so. Good breakfast, bought two dozen donuts for the students and didn't eat a one. Ate lunch out but a reasonable portion (Italian buffet - one small slice pizza, two 1" meatballs, and a little bowl of lettuce with oil and vinegar). OK, probably too much. Not helped by the fact that we ate our usual dinner at the club. I had the lollipop tuna - probably 4 or 5 oz - and YUMMY with the small side salad with raspberry vinaigrette. No more food for me today. Just water. And that's fine, thank you!

Tomorrow I'll hit the gym before tennis to get 30 minutes of cardio in. Not that tennis isn't cardio for me...plus it's the high-energy clinic. But no sense slacking on the gym now! Especially since Thursday AM we're on our way to PA.