Today has been a pretty low-key day. Not much to report on the home-front, so we’ll keep it short and simple.
I headed to the gym this morning because no part of me wanted to run in the frigid 4 degrees that would envelope me outside. While I really don’t like the treadmill, I guess I was willing to put up with it for today.
The run still felt longer than it should, but I switched between channels on the TV, played with the speed on the treadmill, and changed the incline periodically. Eventually, I was sweaty, I felt good, and I was done.
Distance: 6 miles
Time: 51 minutes
Pace: 8:00 – 9:00 minutes/mile
Incline: 0.5 – 3% grade
Distractions: TV (VH1, HGTV, CNN), people-watching, and watching my form in the mirror
Isn’t people-watching the best?
During college, my friend, who I played in the pep band with (yeah, we were band nerds), would sit in the bleachers at basketball games and watch everyone walk by. We would pick out the cute guys (I had not met my prince charming yet.), comment on fashion no-nos, compliment those who got it right, and we always had a little chuckle when someone would walk by balancing a beverage in one hand, a bag of popcorn in the other, while sticking their tongue into the bag of popcorn as if they were a cat lapping up water. It just always looked so funny to us, and I will never be able to eat popcorn like that.
After my run, I spent a good 15 minutes stretching and doing some ab work—gotta get my six-pack ready for the summer.
Then it was time for some breakfast since my stomach was screaming for food.
After a nice, long shower and prettying myself up—for no special reason since I haven’t left the apartment since—I’ve spent the rest of the day:
- doing laundry
- washing dishes
- preparing and eating lunch
- folding laundry
- reading blogs
- and talking to my mom and my sister
Nothing too exciting, but sometimes that’s just what I need.
Enjoy the rest of your evening and weekend!!
What are your distractions on the treadmill?
Do you enjoy people-watching?
What is your favorite oatmeal topping?