So this week was decent. I've been dealing with some stress, but still got in some exercise.
I used an elliptical for the first time. Didn't do high resistance, but focusing on continual lunge-style position so to avoid bouncing. That also works my muscles harder. It was good. Afterwards, I met some friends at a cute little coffee shop and enjoyed a hummus salad (maybe some chocolate milk too).
Today was good with a hot 3 miler. I felt silly since others were doing 4, but it was good. I did a nice mix of running and walking, and I continue to improve.
I'm enjoying the strength training aspect of training.