Today was my first speed workout in quite some time.
Warm-up: 2 miles
plyometrics at the track
4 x 1600 meters
#1 – 7:32
#2 – 7:30
#3 – 7:25
#4 – 7:13
(3 minutes rest in-between each interval)
Cool-down: 2 miles
Total distance: 8 miles
I was a little grumpy this morning when I woke up (just ask Craig), but after this workout, I felt SO much better! It is amazing what exercise does for the human body!
Exercise: it does a body good!!
When I returned from my workout, I was more than ready for breakfast. (I did have a small slice of bread with jam on it before leaving.)
bagel with The Laughing Cow Cheese
I usually make coffee the night before and then let it sit in the fridge overnight to cool off. But since I didn’t make coffee last night, I had to make hot coffee this morning and then cool it down with a bunch of ice cubes.
I made a more concentrated cup of coffee to compensate for the ice that turned to water.
I have the world’s smallest Bodum; it makes 8 oz. of coffee—perfect size for me!
After breakfast, I went to the gym and lifted weights.
The lifts or muscle groups I worked:
- lat pull-downs
- incline bench press
As you can see, I like to alternate between arm and leg lifts, which gives each muscle group a chance to recover.
I had lunch with Craig at his work and then ran a few errands afterward. Why is there a never-ending list of errands to be run?
This afternoon I had fun Skyping with my sister! (She recently moved to Raleigh, NC for her dietetics/nutrition internship.) This was my first time skyping, and while it was pretty choppy and delayed, it was still a lot of fun. It was like I was there!! (kind of)
I was trying to decide what I wanted to eat for dinner tonight: meat wasn’t appealing to me, cold salads didn’t sound appetizing, and a hotdish/casserole wasn’t what I wanted either.
I’ve made black bean burgers before—as well as these Lentil Walnut Burgers—but these burgers I made tonight take the top prize. (Craig agrees!)
I layered my burger with lettuce, tomato, avocado, mustard, and ketchup.
And a good bun definitely makes it so much better! (Don’t succumb to weak sandwich thins like I almost did!)
I’m off to spend some time with Craig before bed!