November 12, 2012 by saltdogsducttape
Sort of on purpose, sort of by itself, Adrienne and I have come up with a pretty great Sunday ritual. We generally wake up early, head to some local trails to run with the dogs, home for Bloody Marys and breakfast, watch football and relax. I know you’re thinking, how do I get Adrienne to watch football? She started a Fantasy team and that has made all the difference!
To the rest of it, I know that it doesn’t sound like the healthiest routine. Here’s why I think it is. Running has been one of the biggest changes I’ve seen from my workouts. I ran prior to this new routine, mostly out of a feeling of obligation. I often had to limit my milage, warm up slowly, and cope with knee and ankle pain afterward. For the most part none of that is true after just over a month of body weight training.
I have been able to run faster and farther with significantly less pain. Even on the trails we go to which have very little flat ground. A month ago I would have been worried about rolling an ankle or twisting a knee but know I’m only worried about keeping up. (This week a kind old man encouraged me to keep chasing after Adrienne and if I had to, pray that she stops.)
That had very little to do with actual health I guess. I just find it encouraging. The run makes me feel better about the rest of the day. The rest of the day is important to mental health. Many weeks Sunday ends being the only day that we can relax and just enjoy each others company.
Dinner tonight almost didn’t workout. What we thought was a delicata squash ended up having incredibly tough skin so we improvised a little. We had fettuccine with roasted ?? squash marinated in balsamic vinegar, and sauteed collards and onions.