My medal: a blanket of sweat.
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.
This morning, I had a lovely date with the foam roller and a bowl of breakfast cookie dough cereal.
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
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
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?
What’s your current workout motivation? The race in September is mine- I just want to train smart and have fun.