Listen

I didn’t go to the gym today.  I didn’t go for a run today.  I didn’t do an On Demand exercise program.  I thought about working out.  The weather was warmer than it has been in ages and the roads mostly dry.  It would have been a nice day for a run, but I didn’t go.

I haven’t felt great the last two days.  I feel as though I pulled a muscle in my upper back. I also just wasn’t feeling well.  I went to bed very early last night after being up for over 20 hours.  I took 600 mg of Ibuprofen before bed and slept well.

I woke up feeling well but within an hour I began to feel the muscle strain again.  It wasn’t as bad as yesterday though.  I contemplated my work out plans.  I listened to what my body was telling me and I decided against a formal workout or run.

Instead Carlos and I went for a walk around the college in town.  It was great to be out in the fresh air, a little cool but refreshing.  After our walk I gave in to Carlos’ pleas to go to Friendly’s for lunch.  I had my usual cup of chicken noodle soup and then Carlos and I split a kids size cup of ice cream.  Carlos chose strawberry and vanilla.  We had such a nice time.

My lunch date

After lunch we went grocery shopping.  I had yet to do a major grocery shopping since returning home from our trip so I was armed with a long list.  Mission accomplished, Carlos and I headed home to do some baking and Jello making.

We made a big bowl of strawberry Jello, plantain muffins and two zucchini breads.  By the time we finished with all of that it was time to make dinner. This morning I bought a homemade loaf of Sundried Tomato Basil bread from my favorite breakfast restaurant, Kristina’s Kafe in Belchertown, MA.  The waitress mentioned that it was delicious for making grilled cheese.  I could not get that out of my mind and decided to go with an old classic for dinner…grilled cheese and tomato soup.

I remember reading this post on Eat, Live, Run and quickly searched for it.  It was an unbelievably delicious meal.  I added tomatoes and spinach to the grilled cheese.  The soup was so flavorful and creamy.  My husband absolutely loved the soup.

I once again thought about going to the gym after dinner, but I decided that my body has been giving me signs all day that it needed a break today.  As I lay here in bed typing this I hear my body saying that it will be much better tomorrow.

 

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