I definitely like my routine, but, like I’ve said before, I also like to change things up every now and then.
Instead of running this morning and lifting weights in the afternoon, I decided to flip-flop the two. I wanted to wait until the afternoon to go running in the daylight, sunshine, and warmer temperatures. Plus, lifting weights at 5 a.m. seemed like an easier task than running.
I know I will always be a morning runner, but when it is 14 degrees in the morning and 34 degrees in the afternoon, guess which always-freezing-cold chica is going to choose?
So this morning I went to the gym, lifted weights, and did some ab work for 45 minutes. I really enjoy weight lifting. To me it is “relaxing,” stress-relieving, and it gives me some alone time.
Instead of driving home after school and leaving for a run from my apartment, I decided to stop at a trail on my way home. Often, when I arrive home—and have a run planned—I get distracted by unpacking my lunch, fixing the bed, straightening things up, and doing random things before heading out the door. But I knew if I stop at a running spot on the drive home, my only choice would be to run.
I managed to cover 7 miles in 60 minutes. It was a gorgeous run in the sunshine and milder temps of the afternoon. It definitely reminded me why I run OUTSIDE!
I went out at a comfortable pace and then came back a little faster. Overall, it was a really good run. The path was still covered in packed snow, so that made the traction a little less than ideal, but these days I’ve got to take what I can get.
When I got home, I knew exactly what I was going to make for dinner.
I have been dreaming about my Thai Peanut Tofu Dish since I made it last week.
You can find the recipe here. One change I did make that I reduced the amount of peanut butter to 1/8 cup peanut butter instead of the 1/4 cup the recipe calls for.
I think I could eat this dish every day! Okay, not really because I would get tired of it eventually, but I am already looking forward to the leftovers in my lunch for tomorrow!
What is one dish you could eat again and again?