So remember that chicken I made in the crockpot the other day? Today I used what was left to make chicken soup. My apartment smells soooo good. I didn’t have many vegetables left in the house (tomorrow is pay day and grocery day) so I put some carrots in it and used half a box of orzo to add some substance to it. It taste delicious, but I needed to add some salt and soy sauce to it for some extra flavor. Does anyone have any tips to make a broth more flavorful without adding too much salt? With the history of heart disease and high blood pressure in my family, I need to watch my salt intake.
I also made it to the gym Monday and again this morning. I always feel better after I get to the gym. I managed to get 2.1 miles done on Monday and 2.23 miles done today. I may register for a 5K next month. This may be the 5K that finally gets me faster than my age! That has been a goal of mine for a while and I feel like it might be in me this time around. I know it doesn’t seem like much, but my best 5K time was around 40 minutes and I really think I can reach the 36 minute mark soon. I have lost so much weight since the last time I did a 5K and I am feeling much stronger and healthier than I have in years.
My run today had me doing intervals of 1:15 run/:45 walk. The walk pace felt slow to me, but I was afraid to speed it up too much. Maybe by the end of the week I will either speed up the walk pace or cut back the walk time some more. We’ll see!
Did you ever have a goal in mind that you were just sure you could attain?
Oh yeah, we went out to Epcot the other night and I just wanted to share this picture that was taken of me. I usually don’t like the way I look in pictures, but I’m happy with this one so I thought I’d share!