For the treadmill gold

My medal: a blanket of sweat. 

4 miles

Since it rained on my training run parade, I set out to do 5 miles on the revolving apparatus of death (aka treadmill) last night. Since I usually just do HIIT on the treadmill now, I don’t hate it quite like I used to (I just get so bored!), and made a promise to myself that if I wanted to cut it short or walk, it was NBD. I ended up doing 4 miles, walked a half to cool down and called it good. 

When I run on the treadmill, I’ll prop up a magazine so I can’t see the time and mileage crawl by. It’s also a good distraction and way to catch up on celeb gossip (apparently Suri wants to live with her dad?!). Last night, I remembered that the Olympics were on and ditched the magazine in favor of that. I’m a huge nerd, but I LOVE when music syncs up to certain things (like how our deployment video seemed to match the phrasing of the song exactly). Last night’s events synched up perfectly with my playlist- “Hands In the Air” was perfect with the balance beam routines.

After I finished 3 miles, I had to decide if I wanted to keep going, and watching the incredible athletes put a little pep in my step. They train ALL DAY, every day, and here I was taking less than an hour out of mine for a little run. I did another mile and felt great when it was over. I probably could have made it to 5, but decided not to push things. My cardio endurance is there, but I’m still trying to get my body back in running mode.

Olympics

This morning, I had a lovely date with the foam roller and a bowl of breakfast cookie dough cereal. 

 

Bfast cereal 3

1/2 C oats, big scoop of almond butter, 1/2 scoop Sun Warrior, almond milk, defrosted frozen organic berries <– I add in the berries and put everything in the microwave for 1 minute

MY OTHER VIDEOS

+ coffee

Bfast cereal 4 

Just hanging out this morning, going to check out a new gym this afternoon with Kelly, and having some friends over for dinner tonight.

Hope you have a happy Monday <3

xoxo

Gina

Random- I had the Olympics on yesterday afternoon and decided to sing along to the National Anthem to Liv. She laughed SO hard. Maybe my talent surprised her, baha

Make-it-happen Monday! Set a goal for the week and take steps every day to make it happen! What are you going to accomplish?

Make it happen

What’s your current workout motivation? The race in September is mine- I just want to train smart and have fun.

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64 Comments

  1. Brett Marie on July 31, 2012 at 3:08 am

    My goal for the week is to start another round of P90X, mixing TurboFire in as I see fit 🙂 Also, I am doing 3 nights this week vegetarian or vegan (but still delicious of course….hopefully. haha!)

  2. @pluvk on July 31, 2012 at 3:08 am

    The revolving apparatus of death!! I almost spit out my water! 🙂

    I don’t have a real fitness goal right now, but I do want to try a 5K. There’s one in November, and I’m really considering it even though I’m not a runner. I’ll admit… I’m a little scared!

  3. Melissa (Better Fit) on July 31, 2012 at 5:42 am

    There’s nothing like seeing some Olympic athletes for some excellent motivation! I was lucky enough to attend the Women’s Synchronised Diving event on Sunday, and it was definitely inspiring!

    My goal for the week is to do some home-based style workouts since I’m off on a work trip!

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