Good morning! I’m in an exceptionally good mood today. I think it’s because I’m not feeling any pain in my back! Thank you GOD! Wednesday night and Thursday were kind of rough. I think I twisted something the wrong way or pulled a muscle in my back. Right between my left shoulder blade and my spine, I had an insane amount of tightness and pain. When I took deep breaths, it almost knocked the wind out of me! I hadn’t felt pain like that for a long time. Wednesday night, before I went to bed I took 3 pain relievers, but Thursday morning when I woke up, I couldn’t get out of my bed. I felt almost paralyzed in my back! Like it had absolutely no strength. Immediately, I called in to my supervisor to let her know I would be taking a sick day. The longer I was awake, the better I started to feel, so I decided to get up and get myself moving. I made it in to the office around 11:45. I was still up in the air on whether I would be going to the gym after work or not, though. I packed a bag just incase, and I’m glad I did because by 3:30, I was feeling like I could go for a run, so I went to the gym straight from work to get in a nice 5 miler and then I did the typical circuit on the machines. Right before I left for home, I hit the elliptical for an additional 2 miles. I hate to miss my workouts, not only because they make me feel good, but also because I’m currently part of the POTM Challenge that I heard about through Caitlin’s blog, the Healthy Tipping Point. Basically you just track your mileage on a google spreadsheet for the month of November. It’s seperated by weeks. So far I’ve run a total of 100.5 miles!
Anyway, tonight I’m going to the gym after work, then home to get showered up and some eats in, but the real excitement is going to be around 10:00 tonight when my sisters, Mom, and I are going to see the new Twilight movie! I ordered tickets Tuesday for all of us, and I’ve been looking forward to our girls’ night ever since!
Another exciting thing about today…Ryan is picking me up for a lunch date today at Simply Turkey It’s nice to get out of the office every once in awhile for lunch. It breaks up the day nicely. Not to mention, Simply Turkey is so fresh and yummy. I think I’ll probably order the “boss salad”, which is the one where you get to put on it whatever you want. I typically order baby spinach for the base, with turkey for protein, broccoli, tomato, red/green peppers, and carrots for veggies, and then topped with mandarin oranges. The raspberry vinaigrette that I order on the side is pretty yummy too! I also ask them for a piece of rye bread on the side to even out my meal and give me some whole grains It’s a great, nutritious meal!