Running, while pushing a wheelchair

I really suck at making omelets, yet just like scalloped potatoes, I keep trying.  So while I had visions of the perfect zucchini omelet, um, let’s just say I got a zucchini egg beater scramble.  Don’t let the looks fool you this was delicious!

I shredded one whole zucchini (2 veggie servings?) and melted 1/2 teaspoon of butter and about 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic and sauteed the zucchini for about 5 minutes.  Then I took that out, wiped my pan clean, sprayed it with Pam and poured in my egg beaters.  Which stuck to my pan, which is why this turned into a scramble!

  • 1 zucchini shredded
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cherry peppers
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter (our butter sits on the counter so its scoopable!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic
  • 3/4 cup egg beaters
  • with 2 ounce toasted french bread
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter on the bread
  • canteloupe on the side

A delicious 10 point breakfast – and filling!

I had plan to bike ride.  I took half the amount of insulin at breakfast, only to remember I had a lunch meeting at work.  Rats.  So I had to take some insulin to bring it down, and then had a serving of granola bites (unphotographed) to fuel me.  It worked perfectly, my blood sugar was 212 when I left and when I got back it was 104 – nice!

After my meeting I decided that I felt like running instead of biking.  I know, I can’t believe I wrote that sentence either!  My run yesterday more than made up for my shitty walk the day before.  It was in the low 80’s, lower humidity – since it had been a while since I last ran, it was a 90% run, 10% walk, but ran pretty much all the way back at the 1.6 mile mark – ended up doing 3.2 miles in 39 minutes. 😀

When I got back to my desk, I went to eTools to put in my exercise – I guess I normally put “jogging” but yesterday felt that “running” was more appropriate.  I guess I thought it was funny that the third choice down was running, while pushing a wheelchair – and was wondering what part of the WW community would consider that an activity that is done very often??!! 

Since I could literally have Mexican food every single day and never get sick of it, I had another taco salad – 4 ounces ground taco beef (4 points), 2 tablespoons light ranch dressing (2 points), taco sauce (0), mixed veggies of broccoli slaw, baby spinach, romaine, carrots, cucumbers and radish (0).  It looks like a hot mess, but its delicious!

And on a total side note, one of the job responsibilities I took on at my old job has followed me to my new job:  refrigerator nazi!   For a couple weeks I’ve noticed some “smells” but truth be told, I have no sense of smell at all.  I think Tony thinks with all the hot and spicy shit I eat, I’ve burned off most of my tastebuds and olfactory cells. 😀

Since basically all the people I work with were from the old firm, I started getting emails “Biz, I think the fridge is starting to get funky!”  So I put on my refrigerator nazi hat back on and cleaned it out – let’s just say there was a Panera bag that had something that resembled a sandwich at one time but was about 10 different colors.  Ew!

Think this:

Turned into this:

I had pork chops on the menu, but as soon as I opened the package I could tell they were bad – and since I had to throw all my frozen meat out after the power outage, other than pasta, didn’t really have anything else to fix, so we ordered our individual pizzas from our local pizza place – $5 dollars for three toppings for an 8 inch pizza:  mine was spinach, spicy peppers and pepperoni – I ate 3/4 of it and am counting it as 14 points?

Stats for the Day

  • 33 points for the day
  • 50 minute walk/run, 39 minute 3.2 included in that time 😀
  • average blood sugar: 124

Okay, this may seem like a weird request, but our blog friend Christina with Dinner at Christina’s needs help.  She and her fiance are getting married in December.  However, her fiances parents own a farm and need it to be looked after so they can attend the wedding – they live in Homer Glen – they have four sheep, a pegeon house, 3 dozen roosters/hens and goats that need to be milked daily otherwise they stop producing.  No experience is necessary!  If they can’t find someone they probably won’t be able to attend the wedding. 😦

I know its a long shot, but figured I’d try to help Christina out. 😀

Have a great day!

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31 thoughts on “Running, while pushing a wheelchair

  1. You labeled everything?!* You are my hero! Make that she.ro! I love organization!

  2. GREAT job on the run!!!

    Oh, and I have a fridge that is in need of some organizing… 😉 Very nice!

  3. My friend recently gave me tons of zucchini. Your egg scramble is a great idea. My husband would love it too.

    Hmmm I don’t know about running while pushing a wheelchair! LOL!! I could barely run while pushing my son in the stroller.

    Love your clean fridge pic!!

  4. Biz, I bet “wheelchair” actually means “stroller”. It’s a chair with wheels, right?

  5. So nice of you to do a shout out for Christina! If I wasn’t 3 Great Lakes away, that would be so fun to do!
    Mmm pizza.
    Also wanted to tell you I’m making your chicken tikka again tonight. I use tofu instead of chicken but it’s really really good!
    PS I would not want to be in a wheelchair, while someone is pushing me, running! A shopping cart, maybe. Not that I know anything about that. Heheh

  6. Congrats on the run!! Your consistency is paying off!
    And that egg scramble looks delicious. I put leftover zucchini in my scrambled eggs this past Sunday and it was SO GOOD. 🙂

  7. I always end up with a scramble…still totally delicious 😉 Running with a wheel chair? hmm…I could see running with a stroller? The pizza looks fantastic. Kind of makes me want to forgo our at home eating plans tonight 😉

  8. Great job with the run!

    I could eat Mexican food every single day also! SO good and I never thought about putting some broccoli slaw into taco salad! YUM!

  9. Please send some motivation my way. It’s so stinking hot here and I haven’t been able to pull my booty out of bed early enough to get out in it. Yuck!

  10. beth, i missed you! the eggs look great, i think zucchini goes so well with eggs, plus i love eating veggies in the morning. good job on your jog, how funny that pushing a wheelchair was an option. i was surprised to find bowling an option on there too.

    the fridge looks great! you could probably give me some pointers!

  11. Fridge nazis are always underappreciated, but so necessary. Good work on that fridge. As usual, I want to eat everything you made.

  12. HA HA HA – I am also the refrigerator nazi. However, we got so many new people at work (think 30-50 people) and one small fridge – that one day, at 7:30 am, on Monday, I came in and there was NO ROOM for my lunch.

    That day I went on Craigslist and bought a mini fridge for under my desk for 50 bucks.

    I am no longer the fridge nazi.

  13. Running while pushing a wheelchair! LOL! I understand running while pushing a stroller, but I think most people would just leave the wheelchair bound person at home while they went on their run. Unless…how how horrible would it be to only take them with you so that you could burn more calories? I guess they’d be good for something then! Oh, I have to stop! This is so bad. Anyway, your fridge clean out reminds me that I need to clean mine. I don’t even want to tell you how long it’s been since I cleaned it (I’ve organized, but not used soap). Six years. YIKES!

  14. Woo hoo for awesome runs! I think the scramble looks pretty awesome. The WW e-tools thing cracks me up. I guess they had to think of everything!

  15. Roz@weightingfor50

    Hi Vat, running while pushing a wheelchair? I get if they said pushing a stroller… However, hats off to those who workout while taking someone in a wheelchair out! Way to go on YOUR run!!! Also, I bow at your fridge clearout! (it’s disgusting what people leave in work fridges isn’t it????) Have a good day!!!

  16. Omelets are not my forte either. I just scramble everything together and make the best of it. My favorite new ingredient in eggs in guacamole. It gives them just the kick they need.

    When I enter my activity I always laugh at some of the descriptions. It is not as simple as I think it could be.

  17. stroller maybe? hahaha…maybe someone had an elderly grandparent that used to be a runner and wanted to live vicariously through them? LOL!

    Those pizzas look divine though…sad mine will never look like that again.

  18. I love any and all posts that end with a picture of a pizza as good as that one looks! – Gary

  19. You’re the Hannah of work fridges! 🙂 Office shared fridges are the pits! My husband brings in his own fridge to the office.

    Way to rock your run!!! I’ve never run while pushing a wheelchair, but running while pushing a stroller definitely burns more calories!

  20. You are doing so well with the running – are you still planning on doing that duathlon?

    Oh, and I bet they meant running with a stroller – I seriously cannot imagine there’s that many people who run with a wheelchair!

  21. I so admire your zucchini omelet/scramble! It looks so good! How did you shred your zucchini? Such a good idea! Love from my blog runningwithmascara.com

  22. I love using my grater for this kind of jobs.

  23. Although I can’t help out in the omelet department, or the farm sitting thing, I do know that my mom makes excellent scalloped potatoes, so I could probably help you master those! 😀

  24. Running while pushing a wheelchair?! Haha! I guess that would be quite the workout…

  25. WOW, that fridge is impressive!

    I wish I could help your friend’s parents. They will find someone 🙂

  26. Your fridge is so organized! I definitely need to attend to mine this weekend 🙂 Thanks for the motivation!

  27. Depending on where and when in December I might be able to help. I’m a former 4-her and a sucker for love which means I know how to take care of animals and having my mom at my wedding is one of my favorite memories of her!

  28. While on vacation I was reading my brother in laws Runner’s World and there was a story about a high school track star that ran all his races while pushing his friend w CP in a wheelchair. It was such a great story, he had to forfeit his seasons but he chose this option anyway. Cool, huh. Anyway your post made me think of it.

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