A couple of treadmill runs have gone down the past few days. Ten miles yesterday, ten miles this morning.
I’ll spare you sweaty pictures of myself on the treadmill (you saw enough of those in my recap post), but I will show you that I found my Flat Bart. That was kind of exciting. He was in the treadmill console all along. I found a nice new spot for him.
That guy makes me smile.
This morning was a really early run. I was on the treadmill by 5:20 am. Wish I could pull that off everyday, but getting out of bed that early just doesn’t happen sometimes. I swear that’s the hardest part.
I decided to wear the Wave Hitogami shoes for a little speed work since I keep hearing all the buzz about them and I only tried them once so far.
I did 3 sets of 8 minutes at AT pace with 2-3 minutes of recovery. So far I really Iike them (the shoes, not the speed work). They are definitely more of a minimalist shoe, so they take a little getting used to. I’ll do a review once I get a couple more runs in.
I ended up changing shoes for the last couple miles since it was my second time running in them.
Which, by the way, funny thing, Amazon sent me an email today with some shoe recommendations they thought I might like.
How did they know?
Yesterday in my BOSU class I did a move I learned at IDEA World this past summer. I had totally forgot about it, but after we did it yesterday I remembered just how awesome it is.
Hollow man on the BOSU.
Your lower back is supported a bit and you extend your legs out as you lean back. More advanced version is to put both arms over your head and just hold. That’s a killer. Modified version is to bend your knees a bit and make it smaller.
It can also be done on the floor. I think I first saw the hollow man move on a Jillian Michaels video years ago.
Speaking of, I didn’t watch any of The Biggest Loser this season. The finale was last night and I didn’t watch that either, but there’s a lot of talk about it.
I just saw this article on E! with this picture. People sure are voicing their opinion on the winner.
Oh and the early bird movie today was this one. Cute movie. So sad about Philip Seymore Hoffman.
One quote that really stood out today was this one:
It’s not about what happened in the past, or what you think might happen in the future. It’s about the ride, for Christ’s sake. There is no point in going through all this crap, if your are not going to enjoy the ride. And you know what… when you least expect something great might come along. Something better then you even planned for.
I like the message, not exactly how I would word it, but I like the whole “it’s about the ride”, “enjoy the ride” and “when you least expect it something great might come along”.
If you’re not enjoying the ride and what life has to offer, what’s the point?
Random things I’ve been snacking on. Note- snacking. I eat three big meals a day, but sometimes need a snack or two in between or on the run.
A roasted kabocha boat or two.
On the run:
Chicken sausage and spinach STUFT egg-rito.
Cinnamon roasted kabocha and some chia shots.
What are you snacking on?
Yesterday, I had a thought after a bit of a rough morning. First of all, when you put your life out there for the world to see, you’re going to get attacked at times. That’s just the way things go. You can let it get to you or you can use it to move along and be a better person. It’s always a choice.
It’s also always a choice whether to sit and use time writing about what you want to do or what you should or shouldn’t do, or just get the heck out and do it.
Yesterday I decided that it was more important to LIVE life than to write about it. Brilliant, yes?
The boys and I took a day to just be in the moment and have a fun afternoon.
It was the best decision ever.
Obviously it started with a Starbucks cheers.
We heard that the first Tuesday of every month you could get into the San Diego Botanical Gardens for free. We are all about free entertainment over here so we ventured out.
It was a blast.
Yep. Best afternoon ever. Coolest tree house ever. Thumbs up times a million.
We’re already planning on being there next month on the first free Tuesday.
And to top it off, we even had a fire in the fireplace. Second night in a row.
It really is the simple things sometimes.
A certain someone really appreciates them too.
Okay, I’m off.
We’ve got big plans tonight to attempt Nordstrom Rack shopping and Costco in one big trip. I’m not going to lie, I’m a little worried, but I’m going to make sure to “enjoy the ride”. Ha ha.
Have a great night!
Did anyone watch The Biggest Loser finale? Thoughts?
What’s your favorite movie quote?
What’s your favorite free local place to hang out?