Today I had not one but two light bulbs go off in my head. Most people know about the stuff that I am just now learning.....but I am SLOW!
I discovered the library today. I do KNOW what they are but I never realized what a great resource they were. (DUH!) I always equated library with school and haven't stepped foot into one since college. Even when I was a student, I only used the library once as I was frantically writing my senior thesis the night before it was due (got an A as well). Since college I forgot about this resource and never gave it a second thought even though I have one less than a 1/4 mile from my house.
I have been struggling with some Photoshop techniques and I was going go buy a reference manual. I didn't really like the idea of spending $30 on a book that may or may not help me, so I thought I would go to the library. Not only did I find what I wanted, I discovered the health and fitness section. There were books on cross-training, running techniques, and best off all nutrition. I will never spend another dime on a book that I may only skim through.
My other discovery was the calories burned read out on my Garmin. For the first time I saw that my workout was no match for my sub sandwich I had for lunch. I would have had to do the same workout at least 3 times to burn off the sub that I ate. Ugh...guestimating can really bite you in the ass when trying to lose weight. It was an eye opener.
About the workout......I did a 2.5 mile run/walk today. I thought today would be a good test for the leg and foot. I only allowed myself a one mile run. It was slow but I felt no pain. For that I am grateful and I truly hope that this means I am on the mend. I am not pushing it because being injured sucks!