Monday, February 2, 2009

Groundhog Day

Puxatawney Phil saw his shadow today, meaning six more weeks of winter. Those of us in the Midwest and the Northeast are considering finding Phil and giving him a good beating.

I went grocery shopping yesterday, and one of the things that I'm trying to be better about is eating my fruits and veggies. I view the day in thirds: morning, afternoon, evening. I try to eat at least two fruits and/or veggies in each part of the day. I've discovered the usefulness of Glad Steam Lock Bags in steaming veggies like broccoli or asparagus (YUM!). Helps me to not feel so lazy while I throw my dinners together after a long day of working.

One thing that frustrates me about the Hungry Girl emails is that she uses all these ingredients (Tofu Shiraki anyone?) that you can't get unless you 1) live in a big city or 2) have a Whole Foods near your house. I've looked and looked at the fancy schmancy new Kroger that has been all the rage of Motown...nope, no Tofu Shiraki. Just plenty of expensive veggies. Oh, well.

Exercise wise, I did my first long 20 minute run in a looooooooong while. Probably since Thanksgiving. Saturday, I dragged my butt to the gym and hoofed it around the indoor track. I ran a 11:20 mile! I can't believe myself!!! Isn't that awesome? I slowed down a bit after I hit that mile mark, but still. Yesterday was the elliptical, and today I did Week 6 Day 1 (five minute warmup, 5 min run, 3 min walk, 8 min run, 5 min walk, 5 min run). I admit that on the Monday morning after the Super Bowl, I was a bit dehydrated (what's that, Sam Adams Light?) and over stuffed (huh, artichoke dip?) but I made it through. I'm going to be trying a new class at the gym tomorrow, so, we'll see how that goes.

Have a happy Monday!


Half Blog Girl said...

I can get Tofu Shiraki at my local Hy-Vee, so believe me when I say you're not missing anything. :)

Congrats on making it to the gym the morning after the Superbowl! It sounds like C25k is coming along great for you!

Angie Eats Peace said...

That is a great time.
Congrats on the run!

Marcie said...

I'll help beat that darn groundhog with you! ; )

Congrats on running the day after the big game! My dinner consisted of little smokies, tortilla chips, processed cheese dip, salsa, and 1/2 of a Hershey's chocolate bar. I'm not kidding! It's nice here today so I'll be taking the mutt for a walk when I get home. =)

Cammy said...

If you promise to drop the animal cruelty, I'll be happy to check out the tofu noodle situation at my local WF and send you some. :)Just say the word!

carla said...

Im not usually cheap that way---but glad hath disappointed me in the past.

and the shikitaki can be hard to first time I ordered it in bulk.

NOT A GOOD CALL as, for me, it took a lot of getting used to the taste.


Charlie Hills said...

Sorry about the whole shadow and more winter thing. There's still a little room down here in Austin if you're interested. Should be 70 today. :)

KK @ Running Through Life said...

Woohoo!!! You rock! You are turning into an amazing runner girl!

RooBabs said...

Can I get a woot-woot? Great job on the run- especially after Superbowl Sunday.

I like the steam bags, too. Although I always forget I have them stashed away in the drawer. But they work great!

And I'm no help on the tofu shiraki, but I get easily frustrated by recipes with ingredients that I am unfamiliar with, or don't know where to find them.