My lungs feel just about perfect today, and I haven’t taken anything for them in over 24 hours, so that’s good. I am scrambling to get my 50 miles run this month, so I ran today. I had a busy day helping out at the Earth Day festival at my son’s school, and this evening, my husband and I are going to Whole Foods where Alaskan Brewing Co is doing a five course dinner with beer pairings. Yum! So I had to squeeze my workout in, but I got it done.
I had planned to run outdoors, but it was rainy, so I headed to the gym. I did 3.25 miles at a 10 minute mile pace and felt great. I could have gone 5, but I ran out of time. Isn’t that always how it works? I put the treadmill on “random” so that it would randomly change the incline, but apparently it was broken because a few minutes into my run I realized that it wouldn’t change off zero incline. Annoying.
So after today’s run, my monthly challenge is at 27 out of 50 miles run this month. 22 more to go, and 9 days to do it in. 2.4 miles per day. We’ll see…
Stopped by Whole Foods today…
Brew Dog Dogma
Clown Shoes Tramp Stamp
Clown Shoes Muffin Top
Green Flash Brewing Co Le Freak
My running club normally runs Thursday evenings at 7:00. Although it was rainy today, and the temps dropped a bit, I still planned to go. When my husband got home and I told him I was going, he said it was cold and suggested that I go to the gym instead.
And being a good wife, I heeded him. Haha, wait, no. I told him I was going running anyway. Then I went outside. It was cold, with a killer wind, and wet/puddles on the ground. So after wavering a bit more, I gave in and headed to the gym instead.
In the parking lot, I pulled up the GroupX schedule on my phone and realized that a yoga class began in 25 minutes! They must have added it recently, because the old Thursday yoga had a different instructor and was an hour earlier. I had a little time to kill, so I hopped on the AMT for 17 minutes. I love that thing, after only 17 minutes it told me I had burned 225 calories. I think myfitnesspal says a full hour of yoga burns 250. But that’s really all variable, especially depending on what yoga class you take and such. I don’t think my Nike Plus says I burn much more than that on a 30 minute run either, about 325ish.
Anyway, I used to avoid today’s yoga instructor because his classes are definitely different. But as my practice has grown, he has grown on me. Now I enjoy the change of routine and the creativity and playfulness he brings to his classes. After class, I practiced a headstand and we chatted about various inversions and ways to do them. It was great.
Just from walking from the car to the gym and back, I can safely say that I’m glad I didn’t go running this evening! Brr! Now I’m curled up by the fire with a blanket and a Dogfish Head Namaste beer. Getting sleepy, goodnight all!
Lunch: La Madeleine French onion soup and wild field salad. Mango iced tea.
Dinner: I roasted some broccoli in the oven with olive oil, garlic salt and sesame seeds. I put it on top of a bit of whole wheat pasta, then squeezed half a lemon on top. With water and a Ska Brewing Co Euphoria Pale Ale (that I nearly finished while I was cooking).
Lunch. I didn’t get home until around 1:30, and after forgetting about breakfast, I was hungry and wanted a decent lunch. I made a sandwich on wheat with black forest ham, dijon mustard, romaine, half an avocado, and sugar snap peas and spicy dill pickles on the side. Also, I was stressed OUT after a crazy and exhausting pediatric dentist experience and school Valentine’s Day party… so yeah, I tried Saint Arnold’s Bock. I had a few sips and it gave me a headache. Of course.
Another fun day of trampoline aerobics today! Today I saw my friend Valerie there, which was fun. The teacher had us do this evil lap down the trampoline in a forearm plank, so I’ll probably be sore tomorrow!
I’m glad I got a great workout in before Super Bowl time. I’ll try not to eat too poorly, but I did buy a take and bake pizza from Costco. And a case of Shiner. This post isn’t really about working out, is it?