I decided this morning as I rolled over to turn off my alarm that running was just not going to happen. I could feel my hips creak and strain as I rolled over in bed, and the idea of running on my sore hips, hamstrings, glutes, calves, ankles, feet was not something I could wrap my head around.
I’ve made a deal with myself though… After I get home from class, if I’m not exhausted, and it’s not too late, I will make up my run this evening. I like running in the evening because it’s a great way to decompress from the day. While I love the effect of running/working out in the morning, there will always be a special place in my cardio routine for evening workouts.
So we’ll see how the day goes, but the prospect of working out tonight actually makes me smile Plus.. if I’m running I can’t be sitting in front of the TV snacking on food, right? Right.
I am in love with these boots.
The first day of Summer (officially) is tomorrow, although the DMV area has been the victim of some intense heat and storms already the calendar places the first day of summer as the 21 of June. So what am I planning on doing to celebrate? Most likely nothing special, I might pull out a sun dress, or drive home with my windows open, but the summer months have never really been my favorite (even though my birthday is in July and my anniversary is in June – after summer starts). I am not a big fan of the heat. I would rather live in Seattle with rain, overcast, and cool temps year round. I would prefer England, but lets be honest, who thinks I’m going to convince the Husband to move to England someday? Don’t all raise your hands at once!
I’m more of a jeans & knee high boots girl, than a shorts and flip flops girl.
So I might be insane as I am currently signed up for 9 credits this fall. 9 CREDITS. That is 3 classes. I’m okay with this, because frankly I have to be. This will make next year a lot easier. I’ll have to take 3 classes total for my Masters – assuming I get a job, I’ll be able to do this. If I don’t get job I’ll have to wait it out till I do.
I don’t think I am biting off too much. I am simply just trying to get as much done as I can this year. I want to go into 2014 with a great step in the right direction. I want to be as prepared for my next step in life as much as I can be. I don’t think that is wrong at all.
I’m taking notice of the things I can control, and those that I can’t. It’s freeing really.
I think I found the workout I will do this evening. Instead of worrying about mileage I am going to do intervals to help increase my speed.
This should give me a nice endorphin release, get my cardio on, and sweat out today. Plus it’s not too much that I’ll feel like death afterward.
- On the way to Work: Protein Smoothie
- Breakfast (8:00am) : bagel thin w/ cream cheese and coffee
- Snack (10:00am): water and banana
- Lunch (12:00pm): Salad with Chicken, Water
- Snack (2:00pm): Yogurt with fruit, Diet coke
- During Class: TONS OF WATER
- Dinner: Greek Salad w/ you guessed it.. Water
- Workout: 30 Minute Interval Training on Treadmill
- Post Workout: Water & Tea
Give It To Me:
- Evening or Morning workouts? Why?
- Flip Flops and Shorts or Boots and Jeans?
- Do You Think I am Crazy to Sign up for 9 Credits?
Food For Thought:
- James Gandolfini Died, Age 51
- 5 Ways to Go Lighter and Earlier for Dinner
- AMA Declares Obesity a Disease
A picture of me in Paris France in October 2012 – exhibiting my favorite attire as well as enjoying my favorite weather