This morning I did level 2 of The Shred again. Today I did butt-kicks (basically running in place) during the cardio portions of the routine. I wanted to see if I could sustain a “run” for the full two minutes, and I did, every time. I would think that propelling oneself forward is probably more difficult than running in place, but I am trying to work up the courage to do this in public. As Hamlet said, “There’s the rub.”
I live in a small town. Think somewhere between the Duke Boys and Redemption (no, I am not kidding). When I hit the road running, everyone who drives by will recognize me and probably snicker. I know I once drove by while our mayor (who is known affectionately as “Dough Boy”) was running and because of his red face and gasps for air I thought perhaps I should call whoever is in the line of succession behind the mayor (sadly, I don’t know who that is right off the top of my head) and tell them to begin moving their stuff into his office. I could choose one of the many wooded hollows to take a secluded run, but if I happen upon someone’s illegal herbal garden, I may never be seen again.
We are planning a move to the city, but I need to get over this embarrassment of people watching me run.
Plain fruit topped with vanilla yogurt and raw oats – 300 calories
4 oz. chicken breast on a flat, whole wheat bun thingy with spinach and plain Greek yogurt – 300
To ensure I received my daily requisite of fecal matter, I used spinach from a bag. As the witch said at the end of The Wizard of Oz, “Oh, what a world! What a world!”
Green oats – 200
1 piece of whole wheat toast with teaspoon of molasses – 100
Mixed nuts – 200
1/2 of a cereal bar – 60
Small cup of Veggie Chowder (last night, I promise) – 200
Chicken breast on flat, whole wheat bun with spinach and Greek yogurt – 300
1/3 cup of vanilla yogurt with a peeled, cubed orange – 100