Today started off as one of those days, but thankfully has made a turnaround. Last night, I looked at the See Bride Run tips and got everything ready for the big run I was planning to do today (well, big for me: 5 miles). I got the coffee maker ready so my Tiramisu coffee would be waiting for me when I got up, set my clothes out, ipod, put a water bottle in the fridge and set out a Larabar to munch on the way.
I overslept. Standard. I haven’t been sleeping well lately and instead of getting up at 6:45 like originally planned, I woke up at 8:15! ARGHH. So I got ready, grabbed my coffee and bar, and decided to run on the treadmill at the base gym since it would be too hot for the trail.
I spilled coffee all over myself on the drive (don’t you love when that happens?) and when I got to base, the gym was closed. So instead of going to our other gym, I did something that sounded way better: went home and had a cookie. One of Megan’s macaroons:
I also put had two egg whites with a Laughing Cow and a lotta Texas Pete:
I studied for a little while, and before I knew it, I had a splitting headache. I just felt so blah and out of it (and certain hormonies were messing with me on top of it), which bummed me out because I was supposed to meet my friend Jamie for lunch. I felt horrible to reschedule, but this girl needed a nap. I crawled on the couch with the puppies and fell asleep to Mrs. Doubtfire (does anyone else LOVE that movie?? Hahah I love when it’s on TV)
When I woke up, I felt so much better. And I was ready for lunch I had a whole wheat pita, openfaced with leftover roasted ratatouille veggies, 1/3 chicken breast and goat cheese. Baked for 10 minutes at 375, the pita was crispy, the cheese was melty and it was glorious.
I chilled with the hubby for a while (he’s loving this day off work!) and had a snack a couple of hours later (sorry for the weird pic! It’s 1/4 plank, 1/2 cup plain fat free yogurt, 1/2 very small nanner and a small nectarine)
I was so stoked when a package arrived for me: the Polar F6 Heart Rate Monitor I ordered yesterday!!! Whoo hoo!
(Pink was the obvious color choice for me )
After getting this, I was so ready to hit the gym and try it out! Maybe it was destiny that the base gym was closed this morning I just needed my HR monitor to get here!!
Legs and Abs
|Treadmill||4.0 mph with 3.5% incline for 5 mins|
|Hamstring stability ball roll||Body weight, 3 sets of 12|
|Bosu crunches||Body weight, 3 sets of 15|
|Dumbbell squats||8 lbs each, 3 sets of 12|
|Reverse crunches||Body weight, 3 sets of 12|
|Lateral Lunges||8 lbs each, 3 sets of 10 on each side|
|Seated calf raises||80 lbs, 3 sets of 10|
|Penguins||Body weight, 3 sets of 12 on each side|
|Cardio||45 minutes on the treadmill (including 5 minutes of cool down; intervals –sprinting for 40 seconds, walking for 1 min 20 secs–, jogging intervals –5.5 then increasing speed to 6.7 on chorus of song, and hills) with 3.5 % incline|
Total time: 1 hr 15 minutes
Total calories burned: 480 (duuuuuude)
I’m loving my new little gadget It will be great to have for teaching aerobics– especially when I start doing Zumba and Step next week.
For dinner, I made a spinach salad with the rest of the chicken breast (2/3) mushrooms, tomato, chickpeas and fat free Balsamic. I also ate the other half of the sad little nanner in the fridge and put some pb on it. The hubby had a big ol’ Moe’s burrito
Well I’m off the pack because we’re leaving for Atlantic Beach in the morning!!! We’ll be there the rest of the weekend in a gorgeous resort that the hubby picked out. The puppies are staying at a pet resort with a bone-shaped pool. Pretty funny stuff.
I hope you all have an amazing Labor Day weekend!! I’ll miss you (and reading your wonderful blogs) but I’ll be back Sunday night or Monday morning!!!