Taught a BOSU class
Quick 3 miles on the treadmill. I did not feel like running at all. I made myself get on the treadmill for 25 minutes before dinner. That’s all I had.
Taught an early morning spin class
Ran 8 treadmill miles- the last 5 at a 7:00 pace. I was on a mission to get 8 miles done in an hour. I barely made it, I wanted to stop
several a bazillion times, but it turned out to be a fun little game to play with myself to race against the clock.
The beginning of our day was crappy. Literally.
Well, this morning at promptly 7 am, we had a similar situation. The differences were that we were inside the house, there wasn’t a “flower” and there weren’t any pants. It was not pretty friends. I’ll spare you the details and I won’t name names, but I’m adding scrubbing the carpet to the list of cleaning tasks that I despise. Ugh.
Needless to say, this morning did not start out well.
We still managed to make it to the gym on time to teach my spin class. Things started looking up even a little more when I found this little gem that someone left on the floor.
It came in especially handy since I forgot my cool sport headphones. I hate that. I even asked if there were any in the lost and found I could borrow. Yep, I’m that girl. There weren’t, which is probably a good thing. I was forced to watch my friends Kelly and Michael on mute.
Not the same.
Sweat much? Yikes.
My Mizuno Elixir 7 shoes were the shoes of the day.
After the gym the boys and I hit up Vons. It was a multi purpose trip. We needed to deposit money, buy some things that I didn’t get at Costco the other night and if all went well we would finish with a Starbucks.
Well, we got lucky right away and scored the car cart.
They never get old.
Then Judah suggested we buy some almond milk. Wouldn’t you know, it was freaking on sale.
I love this stuff. Silk PureAlmond Unsweetened Vanilla is the bomb. Since it was a full $.50 off we stocked up.
We also just happen to find some kabocha squash. I told myself I was going to try to not buy squash for awhile, but after not having it in the house for about 24 hours I had to give in. Oops.
It actually was a very unexpected successful trip. So successful in fact we stopped at Starbucks on the way out and spent more than we just saved on the almond milk. Lovely.
Oh how Starbucks was worth it though.
Drink of choice lately from Starbucks is a venti café Americano with a little soy and two Splendas.
I even managed to get my hands on some chili peppers later today.
I used them to make one of the spiciest dinners I’ve had in awhile.
So, lesson learned. A day that seemed like it was going to be a doozie, when given the chance and faced head on, actually turned out pretty darn fantastic.
You want to know what’s really ironic? I had this idea to write a post about needing to give myself a time out. How my body and mind were tired and I really needed a break from well, everything. I was really ready to throw in the towel the past couple days. But, this morning when I was faced with that “crappy” situation, I reminded myself that we’re never given more than we can handle. I just went with it, handled things the best I could and gosh darn it, had a pretty great day.
It’s all in how you look at it sometimes. And sometimes…… you get the strength to keep going from, well, crap. Ha ha.
Have you ever been ready to throw in the towel and then gotten strength from something unexpected?
Is it hard for anyone else to run without headphones?