Anyway, I was ready to come back with a run. Not a long run, by any means, but a solid mile, maybe 2. It was going to be beautiful. And then...while walking, there was pain. Peroneal tendonitis biting me in the butt (or ankle?) once again.
So what's a girl to do? Simple. Go for fast food. Maybe not the healthiest way to deal with it, but we had coupons, I needed to go to the post office anyway, hubby was hungry....
Enough excuses. I just wanted something tasty and greasy.
Two roast beef sammies for Tim, chicken tenders and delicious curly fries for me. And then this weird thing happened. We were done. We were full. But this appeared:
And you just don't say not to a Jamocha Oreo Shake, do you?
So that was my way of dealing with the disappointment of not running. A few hours later I decided to stop being a baby and try to do something about my waning cardiovascular endurance.
I moved the TV into the gym room, set it to a Christmasy Lifetime movie, and hopped on the exercise bike. 2 hours and 30 miles later, I called it a day. I know biking isn't a substitute for running, but dang it my endorphins pick me up the exact same way.
I think I love "going long" with runs or bike rides because of the entitlement I feel afterwards. I have earned the right to do nothing but watch reality TV and sitcom re-runs all day and it feels awesome.
Thanks to those of you who asked about my ankle and how it's recovering. Obviously, not quite to plan but I am able to walk mostly without pain, and bike with none. So that's the positive.
Do you like milkshakes? Homemade or store bought?
Honestly - not that much. I don't think I have ever really made a milkshake at home, and I rarely order them out. I definitely prefer ice cream or frozen yogurt with a spoon. If I drink it, it's just....gone so fast.
Do you enjoy longer exercise - hikes, bike rides, runs?
I really like the feeling of accomplishment after any workout, but especially after a long one. Plus, I don't feel guilty a few hours later when I have my feet up watching the E Channel.