Old Programs, New Potatoes

Old Programs, New Potatoes

Hello Huggers, hope your Thursday is going swell.

It’s nearing the end of winter break (for work at least) and am already bracing for the staff development day Monday – yeah, the day AFTER New Year’s Day. This year will be a very conservative celebration for NYE, to say the least. Maybe even a 12pm turndown because I’d rather wake up for a run than an aspirin before returning back to school to finish out the next half of the school year. Yay!

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The food program has been great as of late. Mike turned me onto potatoes o’brien (sic) this week and I’ve been obsessed with them ever since. Literally have eaten them everyday. I’m a hash brown kinda gal so, this is a big deal! I made them myself this morning with some oven fried bacon (turkey for Mike) and a fried egg. I am by the way, very proud of the portion control! One egg, 2 strips of bacon, and just about a cup of potatoes. I did fry the in grape seed oil, but I am a noob and didn’t want to ruin them.

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The workout program was fantastic today! I went on my first sorta long run in a really long time. I remember when I would gear up to run a 10k, 6.2 very real miles. I would never make myself run a 10k. In fact, most of my successful 10ks actually began as planned 5 milers that morphed into a mental mind game of running half of the most intimidating mileage I feared to go, the great 13.1. So, in a sense this one was no different. I planned just a 3 mile run, my old usual run.

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Before I knew it, I was 3 miles OUT instead of AROUND. I got caught up in my music and bargained with myself that I would just walk back. I kinda wanted to see if anything on my familiar route from once upon a time had changed. Nope, all still there. Including the muddy ditches I was reminded – because apparently I have forgotten the lost art of jumping over one and instead ran right thru it.

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I’ll probably never run again in these shoes anyway. I seem to have also forgot how vital having a well fitted running shoe is. I need to try and find a good pair on sale this weekend. Speaking of sales, Tom Thumb has a huge sale on their Organics line on teas and coffee, so I have stocked up as I am getting back to my daily intake of green tea.

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Hip Huggers, I really am focusing on being mindful of my meals, in the coming year. I bombed it so bad in 2016, y’all. But I know I need to get back my old program in weight loss: consistent tracking, calories, macros, whatever. So, I’m off to research a what my favorite weight loss peeps are using. See you in the last post before the New Year!

Question: Loose leaf or bagged teas? 

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5 thoughts on “Old Programs, New Potatoes

  1. Isn’t it awesome when you realize that you didn’t realize you were running far?! Good for you! I love tea and have a ton of it but always forget it is there. Great reminder to pull some out after my chilly run this afternoon. Happy New Year. Major bummer with how the dates fell. All my teacher friends and family majorly got ripped off!

  2. Great job on the running! I’m currently having a time getting back into running again. The Army made me master the art in basic training, but now I’m not so good at it anymore. However, I’m confident I can get back to what I was! Practice makes perfect and form follows function! Happy New Year’s Eve!

    1. Anthony, thank you so much for your service! Getting back to running is so mental, right? My sister is in the Navy so I heard regularly the groans of having to PT, and she’s been running since high school! So, we won’t be so hard on ourselves, because running is hard! We just have to run our race, pace, and way! We’ve got this! Thanks for sharing your thoughts! Have a safe NYE and see you in 2017!

      1. It is mental! I struggle with the thought of how I hate running and how NOW would be a good stopping point to walk majority of my run. Lol. I gotta get my mind right again!

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