Much as I was freaking out about school yesterday, it all seems so much better today. Want to know why? I don’t have class on Tuesday! This is probably a great thing, because I will need to rest up between my “hard Monday” and my “hell Wednesday”. “Hell” may be an understatement. Let’s just say there are five classes tomorrow spread out over nine hours on campus. Oh, and almost all five have 10 minute breaks in between them. It should be… interesting.
Since tomorrow is going to be rough, I am making a very conscious effort to eat well and exercise today. Tomorrow, food is going to be quick and easy and exercise just isn’t going to happen.
But enough about tomorrow, let’s talk about today!
Exercise today consisted of a very cold 5 mile run at a 9:11 pace. Unfortunately I am starting to feel pain throughout my right knee and left lower leg again. I am going to start making a conscious effort to scale back my mileage until I’m feeling better again. But the real star of the run was the weather! I finally conceded to the fact that it wasn’t going to get above 32 degrees today and I just needed to suck it up if I wanted to run. So suck it up I did. Corvallis was quite a sight as everything is frozen. I mean everything. Take a look at this lake around the corner from my house via poor quality iPod photo:
Completely frozen! I think this is the largest body of water that I have seen freeze completely so far. Crazy! But despite the pain and freezing weather, I’m glad I got a run in today. I am going to need the endorphin hangover tomorrow.
Tonight’s dinner was another variation on baked tofu. This time it was seasoned with extra virgin olive oil, garlic powder, chili power, and a dash of salt. You want to make sure that the tofu is coated completely before you pop it in to the oven for 40 minutes at 400 degrees, turning it once halfway through.
If you are having a hard week going back to school/work, like me, take a look at this. I promise it will lift your mood!
I would so buy that!