Taught a spin class and then a cycle and turf class. Different classes, different gyms.
Favorites spin songs of the day:
Sprints to Mackelmore and Ryan Lewis- Can’t Hold Us.
Climb to “Time is Love”. Can’t get enough of that song right now.
Favorite turf circuit:
Walking kettlebell lunges and BOSU burpees.
Happy hump day.
I wonder where that saying all came from by the way. Weird.
Oh man, this morning my egg-cellent mocha smoothie seriously needed a little extra scoop of instant espresso. You have those days too, yes?
After getting home from the gym I whipped up this salad. Pretty much the same as yesterday, but I used one of those Costco precooked grass fed burgers and had to eat the jicama raw because I was too hungry to make roasted jicama chips.
Afternoon snack was, well, a kabocha boat.
I made it sweetener free roasted kabocha style, but left an end together to make a cute little boat. Spread a little Peanut Free NuttZo, almond butter and coconut oil on it and filled it up with all the other pieces.
Isn’t that just the best idea ever?
Oh, and ever since this post about picking the right kabocha, I’m so that lady who has to examine every single one on the store. And I wonder why people stare.
Let take a look at my recent purchases.
Mari, correct me if I’m wrong, but per your advice, I think both the stems are good on these, yes?
But, the one with the ring on the bottom is better? That’s kind of a big ring though. Does that mean anything?
Oh man. I eat them so often, I really should be able to tell a good one from a bad one a million miles away, but I still haven’t figured it out just yet.
So, some quick advice.
If you have only two things in case of emergencies in your gym bag, these should be them.
Both of these have saved me many, many times. Action Wipe towelettes are the best, and those chia shots are a great little filler in between classes.
I got this advice from an email about my current training plan with Runner’s World Challenge:
If you feel exhausted, drained, or achy, then it’s best to back off your pace. Many runners make the mistake of getting stuck in the "medium hard" zone. They do their easy runs too fast, then they don’t have the energy to put their all into quality workouts like the speedwork and long runs. By keeping the easy runs truly easy, you can really focus on those quality workouts and take your endurance, speed, and fitness to the next level.
I like that. I used to never have “easy” training days and that ultimately led to overtraining. It also really important to have true REST DAYS. Time to let your body heal. I’m learning to enjoy both.
Now for some advice from a toddler.
As were were rushing out the door this morning and I was trying to get the dog outside and grab all our bags, Judah looked at me and said “Slow down mama”.
He nailed it.
I need to in more ways than one.
3 1/2 year olds are smart (and very observant).
Also, the magnificent Jen Van Alan, Author of The Runner’s World Big Book of Marathon and Half Marathon Training, who is one of the experts behind the Runner’s World Challenge program, shared this quote with me just yesterday.
"You can’t always do everything at once. But you can always do something at once." – Calvin Coolidge
It really puts things in perspective doesn’t it?
Before I go, Joaquin has a very important question for you that came up earlier today. I didn’t have the answer so thought I’d turn it over to you.
“What is this picture of a man sitting a toilet doing here?”
Enjoy your day!