I went to sleep last night, still unsure about the race.
I woke up this morning and headed to the gym. I felt extremely motivated to put myself through a difficult workout since its been a while since I’ve felt truly challenged.
I used a workout I tore out of Shape Magazine in September as a guideline, but changed it a bit. In the end my 30 minutes on the treadmill looked like this:
Don’t let the lack of speed fool you. This workout was HARD. Really hard. By the end my face was bright red and I was dripping in sweat. I cooled down with 15 minutes of light cardio on the elliptical.
It felt awesome.
It is so, so easy to slip into a comfortable and easy workout routine. I think that the intensity of this workout ignited a fire in me to continue to challenge myself, vary my workouts and find the fun in working out again.
With that said, I’ve decided not to sign up for the March half marathon. I have my eye on one in April, but for now, I really want to focus on regaining excitement and enthusiasm in my workouts. As silly as it may seem, I know I would seriously dread running in the cold and I want to look forward to my workouts. I love running, but prefer to do it in nicer temperatures. Call me a pansy, but it’s da truth!
The good news is that you may expect some more exciting workouts on this lil’ blog in the future! Woo! Fun for all.
Walk with a Stick Lover
After my heart-pumpin’ workout, I came home to leash up Sadie for a walk.
I know Sadie looks calm and sleepy in the above picture. Don’t be fooled! I snapped the picture of her face while she popped a squat because it was the only time she actually was still during the entire walk. That’s not a look of sleepiness… that’s a look of relief. Muhaha!
The energy of our walk multiplied by a thousand when Sadie spotted a stick.
She jumped around in front of me for a good five minutes.
She’s a gem.
Once back at our apartment, it was time for breakfast.
Today’s bowl included:
This was my first time trying quinoa, a high-protein grain, and it was pretty good! The taste was similar to brown rice, but the texture was more chewy.
I practically licked my bowl clean.
Now that mah belly is full, it’s time to work, work, work.
Enjoy your Tuesday!