Sunday, January 20, 2013

Run, Swim, Omelet

I have to start with the omelet.  Oh. My. Yum.  Some background for you.  I'm not a huge fan of breakfast.  (*Gasp*  I know, I know.  How can I be a part of a group called the Breakfast Club Runners when I'm not a fan of breakfast?)  I'm kinda allergic to whole eggs, and can only eat egg whites.  And they have to be cooked completely.  I can eat pancakes, and sometimes french toast (being dipped in egg batter, well, I'm usually pushing my luck with that).  Oatmeal kinda grosses me out, especially when I'm ordering it out.

The hubbs and I decided to try out The Breakfast Table.  The restaurant has been around for a bit, but we've never made it there.  It was voted the best place for breakfast by a local newspaper, so we now had to try it.

Holy moly.  I got a Sicilian omelet.  (It was one of today's specials.)  Egg whites, prosciutto, artichoke, black olives, roasted red peppers and sharp provolone cheese.  Best. Omelet. Ever.  Seriously.  I have NEVER EVER in my life had an omelet this wonderful.  I couldn't stop raving.  And it came with home fries mixed with peppers and onions and toast.  I looked around at some of the other offerings....the pancakes were as big as the plates, the sides of bacon and sausage looked amazing, and you could tell everything was fresh.  Plus, the service was impeccable.  Super friendly, attentive.....I now have a favorite place for breakfast eats!

I've been having a spate of really good treadmill runs lately.  I know this wont last forever, I mean, the machine is commonly referred to as a dreadmill.  But hey, I'm not going to complain!

This was my workout today.
3 min walk 3.8 mph
1 min 5.8 mph
1 min 5.9
1 min 6.0
1 min 6.1
1 min 6.2
Repeat for a total of 35 minutes

Now, I know this isn't terribly impressive.  Before I got injured, I averaged a tad quicker than a 10 minute mile, but that was running constantly with no walking breaks.  But the fact that I'm 4 months out from my knee scope, and doing this, and feeling FABULOUS, well, I'm happy.  Plus, breaking things up into one minute segments really made the time fly.  I'll definitely be doing variations of this more often.

Let me tell you.  Trying to put a swimsuit on a sweaty body sucks.  If I ever decide to do a tri, I fully intend on wearing something that can be worn for all three segments.  Putting anything that involves spandex on a wet/sweaty body is difficult.  That's the only way to describe it.

When I swim, I usually also involve walking, squats, etc.  I'll swim to one end, walk backwards to the other. Swim again, then maybe squat my way back.

Today, I just wanted to swim.  And swim I did.  A little over 20 minutes of just swimming.  For me, this is HUGE, because I took out all the walking, which essentially would give me recovery time.  I stopped every so many laps, just to catch my breath, but I was so freaking impressed with how far I could go!

I so deserved that awesome omelet!

This afternoon we're going to watch some football, drink some beers, and enjoy the fact that we're off tomorrow.  

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic news about the workout and the Breakfast Table...ur "winning" I know ur proud about the swimming endurance. You've made it an upside in ur recovery. -Kimberly