Well, I am officially in LOVE with this Sunday. There was a photo shoot, a killer workout, a not-so-bum knee, and two trips to the grocery store with Emily. All in all I think that is pretty much my idea of how to end the week.
After we did the grungy and surprisingly fun photo shoot downtown…..I headed off to meet Emily in Johnson City for a workout! I am not taking any chances with the knee, so instead of running in the ahhhh-mazingly, and shockingly warm and gorgeous weather, I was stuck riding this beast:
Oh Elliptical…..you and I have such a love/hate relationship. We are worse than Jon and Kate, minus the crazy psycho hair…and 4,000 children. Lucky for me, Emily arrived quickly to relieve the boredom.
Chatting it up with a friend is way more productive and time consuming than being on these machines solo, with a 42 inch plasma screen option of Fox News and Random Sports Game….blech. After I managed 35 minutes on the elliptical I made it to a place I do not frequent nearly enough:
I think a major problem with my knee (self diagnosed Runner’s Knee) is due to lack of stretching, so I was sure to stretch it out today!
They even had these awesome machines specifically for stretching! It was pretty sweet.
So after some heavy duty stretching….elliptical….and some leg machines, Emily and I decided that even if we couldn’t run, we were at least going to go for a walk. The Wellness Center is equipped with some awesome bike/jogging/walking trails, of which we took full advantage of:
We walked and talked about Florida. Our plane leaves in *4* days!!!!!!!!!! I am so nervous and excited at the same time. I am hoping beyond hope that the knee won’t bug me. I have been trying everything I can think of to “heal” it. It’s so hard to take time off when your job is to teach Exercise Classes! Oh well, hopefully the knee brace + no running will be enough for me to run that sucka pain free! Did my last Half in 1:46, and I would really like to improve my time…but I’m just not sure it will happen with the whole knee thing. Oh well. Check out the race’s site for more info!
After the workout, we headed to our first grocery store destination, Kroger! I love the Earth Fizz, but the produce/some other items are totally cheaper at the Krog!
Emily had to replinish her stock of oatmeal. I am totally digging Mr. Quaker. He keeps me company everrrrrry morning.
We then headed the literal 20 feet to the Earth Feezy to pick up the items we couldn’t get at Kroger….Eco-Friendly of course, we boxed our items out of the store!
By this point my stomach and dinner had a date that was fast approaching, and needed to happen. Rushed home and spread out my loot:
And got to work on some veggie chili!
Made some delicious bread to go along with it using my new whole wheat pocket bread I picked up tonight, plus some natural provolone, and of course…red pepper:
Baked the bread in a 350* oven until crispy, then plated it all up. Dollop-o-greek yogurt made for some rockin’ “sour cream”:
Which was finished off by an Attune!
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Did I nail the fierceness?!?!?! Rachel, you rock…I love it! Cannot wait to see the rest! Have an awesome night bloggies, and don’t forget to enter to win that free chocolate!!!!!