Kind of a weird workout today. My legs have been super tight and it’s pulling on my right plantar fascia again and being hurty. So, I’m trying to back off a bit. Anyway, I ran a mile, then did 30 minutes on the elliptical, then ran another mile. After all that, I spent about 20 minutes stretching my legs very slowly and I think that was the best part. I’m always in a hurry and I skip stretching or do it all half-assed; that’s probably what’s giving me problems. (I’ve been saying this to myself for a year now, you’d think I’d learn…)
The gym I go to has been pushing “Maintain don’t gain” and “Burn the bird” for a couple weeks now, obviously hoping to capitalize on people who eat more than they think they should on Thanksgiving and through the rest of the holiday season. It’s true: Thanksgiving is one of those food holidays, full of delicious, rich things you only get to eat once a year*. But I hate the feeling of being overstuffed, so I eat until I’m just satisfied (this usually involves taking little bits of lots of things, and then having pie), and volunteer to take leftovers of dishes I love home to eat for a couple more days. :)
* An ‘aha’ moment for me was when I realized that I could make these dishes for myself whenever I wanted– there’s no law that says you can only eat sweet potato casserole or roast turkey on Thanksgiving. So I don’t feel deprived if I only eat a little! I can have more another time.