Yesterday morning I went to the gym to do some light cardio. I started on the walking track for the first time since having hip surgery 5 weeks ago. Nine laps equals a mile. I was able to make it two laps which took me five minutes.
I was a little disappointed at first because I was really expecting to be able to go farther than that, but it was causing me too much pain. Then I decided that two laps was just fine and I’ll just need to work on building up my laps. It gives me a goal to work towards.
Speaking of running, many of you know that I signed up for the Disney Half Marathon at Disney World in January 2015. Danny signed up for the full marathon.
My life running goal has been to run a half marathon and every time I try to complete this goal, my body works against me. My first half marathon was supposed to be the Zooma Half Marathon over a year ago but that when all my pain started and I was unable to run.
Of course, I am not able to run the Disney half marathon in January because my hip won’t be recovered enough. Basically, I have two options regarding the race:
1) Do nothing. In that case, I am out $340 for the cost of the half marathon and the full marathon. That’s a lot of money.
2) Defer the race to January 2016 by paying a total of $90 for both the half marathon and marathon.
Option #2 would probably be the best option but it’s a very long time away. Who knows what could happen between now and then. I wanted to run the Disney race as my first half marathon because I thought it would be a fun experience. But I feel like since it’s so far away, I’d rather just run a half marathon as soon as I’m ready rather than waiting 17 months.
And who knows where I’ll be in life then. Jacob will be in high school – what if I don’t have anyone to watch the kids? What if Danny is unable to get time off work? What if I get injured again and can’t run? What if, what if, what if?
If I paid the $90 and then wasn’t able to run, I’d be out $430 – that’s even more than $370!
What would you do in my situation?? Any advice??
Last Night’s Dinner
I wanted to share last night’s dinner because it was so good!
I made Greek yogurt parmesan garlic chicken. It was delicious and the best part was that the recipe was easy and required only a few ingredients!
Greek Yogurt Parmesan Garlic Chicken
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 container plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheet with foil or spray with cooking spray.
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
- Pat chicken dry and coat with yogurt mixture.
- Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 40-50 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and golden brown.
I loved that this recipe was easy to make and healthy! I loved it and so did Danny and Jacob. Jaden ate it…after he dumped half a bottle of ketchup on it.
Some other food I’ve been loving lately:
I finally tried the Yasso Greek yogurt bars in mint chocolate chip. They are amazing. I must stock up on these! Another favorite lately has been the dark chocolate cocoa almonds. They are one of my new favorite snacks!
Have a great afternoon!
- Any advice about my half marathon situation?
- What foods have you been loving lately?