I like a good challenge every once in a while, and the following exercise whips me every time–I literally can’t even do 10 of these. I’m lucky if I can do 5!
Plank to Push-up
Start in a plank position. (Yikes! My face is already red!)
After getting into the push-up position, lower yourself back into the plank position. Repeat until exhaustion sets in!
Seems easy enough, right? Well, not so much. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
This morning I finally got outside to do an early morning run, and it was wonderful! Yes, I was quite tired when the alarm went off, but once I got outside running, I was so thankful I was actually able to be out there running. (An injury will do that to you!)
It was dark though, which always leaves me super paranoid a moose is lurking in the darkness. I don’t know how many times I startled myself thinking I saw a moose when in reality it was just a bag of garbage!
This morning I ran 2 miles to the track to do some speed work.
At the track, I did 2 x 800 meters and 2 x 400 meters with a 400 meter recovery in between each repetition. (1 lap = 400 meters)
I cooled down by running 2 miles back home.
I didn’t push myself extremely hard because I am running the Kenai River Marathon Relay with three other friends on Sunday, but since I am able to run again (No more arch pain!), I wanted to give my legs a little bit of a speed workout before Sunday.
Instead of having milk on my cereal, I used yogurt! Trust me; it is good!
Plain yogurt, Kashi – Honey Sunshine cereal, Multi-Grain Cheerios, and frozen wild Alaskan blueberries.
Last night I made up the yogurt base:
- Nancy’s Nonfat Plain Yogurt
- chia seeds
- ground flaxseed
- agave nectar
- pure vanilla extract
This is pretty much what I use each time I make overnight oats or a yogurt bowl. It is a great base for so many different creations!
This is what it looks like before I actually eat it. Not very appealing, but very tasty!
Somewhat of a repeat from yesterday.
Turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread with flax, reduced-sodium turkey, provolone cheese, tomatoes, leaf lettuce, and basil.
The funny thing is that I forgot I put the basil on, and while I was eating it, I couldn’t figure out why my sandwich tasted different than usual. LOL – oops!
Food Should Taste Good Multi-Grain chips.
Tonight I am actually going to make dinner! Yeah, I’m excited! We’ve had so many leftovers in the fridge that I haven’t had to make anything the past couple of nights.
Name one exercise that leaves you feeling exhausted.