Posts Tagged ‘Interval’
Wow- sorry for the lack of updates! It was just a crazy busy week! By Friday afternoon I was really glad the week was finally over! The days went by fairly fast but there is nothing like the weekend being on the horizon. You can see it, touch it even but when it gets here… your whole world changes. Too dramatic hu? Ok well then. WELCOME WEEKEND. I have missed you for the last 5 days.
Wednesday was welcomed with open arms because at some point during the day I would be hitting my half way point to the weekend. So I woke up and literally had to drag Tim out of bed. He has ZERO interests in going with me today but it was way too dark outside for me to go by myself so I needed a big strong man to protect me. So we headed off to do our full 2 mile run with some walking for the warm up and cool down. We had a full half hour conversation about the I-Phone today! Tim is a technological dork genius so he loves talking about this kind of stuff. See, I have a Palm Pixi and while it functionally works great I am ready for a big kid phone that let’s me play games (ha sounds a little backward right?). I am just ready for a phone that can do more than my current one can. Plus, I can’t get any good running apps and I clearly will need those so that is one very good reason to get the I-Phone. Apparently trends say that the I-Phone is usually announced in like June or something but that didn’t happen so I was very sad. Then Tim read it should be announced in September so I was very happy. Now, I am just getting nervous it won’t be coming! So many emotions for 5:30 in the morning! PLUS Tim was saying how much more expensive this one will be because it cost more to put it together so I was thought it would be a good idea to get the I-Phone 4 when the 5 comes out and get a killer deal (always thinking of ways to save money!). But then I thought… will I be mad I didn’t get the latest and greatest? SO MANY CHOICES when it comes to phones! Sometimes I miss the days of that bigger Motorola phone that either had the back light in blue or green. One choice to make. That was it. That was nice.
So we made it home undecided about the I-Phone but hopeful that I will have a choice here in the next month and a half or so. I told Casey maybe I would have a sweet new phone by the time she got married- not sure if that was relevant at all to her wedding but it was a good time reference for me. After our run we got ready for work and I headed out the door. I can’t even remember what I had for breakfast that morning! OH NO! I am so sorry. I am thinking I had a smoothie so- pretty par for the course. I do remember I had a veggie burger salad for lunch. I put lettuce, tomatoes, olive, feta cheese, and used some poppy seed dressing w/ a Morning Star veggie burger to top it off. It was sooo good and that along with a bag of garden salsa chips filled me to the max yet I somehow found a way to eat the 2 sugar wafer cookies Casey brought me for dessert! It was a productive afternoon at work and I went home to head to dinner with Tim’s dad Mike and Karla.
BUT then Mike and Karla cancelled so we were all “what are we going to do for dinner now” and Tim’s dad was kind enough to let us go enjoy the pasta bar at Fairlawn Country Club since he ditched us. It had been FOREVER since Tim and I were at pasta bar so it was really nice to be there! Oh you are probably wondering what pasta bar is right? Pasta Bar is this amazing night where you go to the club and you can “create” your own pasta. You start with telling the nice chef what kinds of veggies and meat you want. I got shrimp, italian sausage, yellow squash, peppers, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, and I think that may be it. Then she cooks it up and adds in basil and some white wine while you pick your noodle type. There was spaghetti, penne, and bowtie (I got the bowtie), and then after she puts all of your tasty veggies on top of your pasta you go over the the sauce station and pick your sauce (red, meat, or alfredo). I figured it was one of those go big or go home kind of meals so I opted for just a little bit of the alfredo sauce. I paced myself and only ate a portion of the pasta (being a good girl!) but them moved on the ice cream bar where I had vanilla ice cream w/some crushed up Oreos and Heath bars. I had a few bites and then sent the rest back to the kitchen so I didn’t overload myself on all of the tasty stuff for you!
After this we were pretty much in a food coma so we made it back home and into our comfy bed ready for another day to start!
Thursday’s run was easier to get through because it didn’t happen until 6:15ish. I was headed to the dermatologist that morning so we got to sleep in a bit. We decided we really need to push yourself in the morning because this was going to be my last run before the 5K I was in on Friday so Tim and I ran 2.5 miles in the morning with some added walking for warm-up and cool-down. I thought this run went really well and the weather was perfect and my breathing was good. I was dog tired at the end of it but totally proud of myself for making it!
After the run and a bowl of Peanut Butter Puffins I mixed up a smoothie to-go which ended up tasting more like chalk than anything else. WAY too much protein powder and not enough fruit or something so I only made it through about a ¼ of that thing and decided to call it quits. I noticed when I got home Tim thought it was gross too because he left most of it in the cup in the sink.
Day went by fairly fast since I got to work a little late and I enjoyed lunch with the rest of the marketing team. We were doing some presentation for a new addition to our team so we had a catered lunch of tomato basil soup, a turkey, tomato, lettuce, and onion sandwhich on flatbread along with some regular mixed greens salad and fruit salad for dessert. There were cookies too but I didn’t get any of those little guys. After the work day I headed to my mom’s for workout class where I got my butt kicked! Tim joined us ladies again and he was my “partner” for class so we just worked as hard as we could and got one hell of a workout. We did an interval where one partner rowed for 5 min while the other did a 30 second on, 30 second off workout that contained squats, and burpees, and mule-kicks, and throwing balls and catching balls, and working your butt off balls haha. It was TOUGH and I was sweaty and gross but it was exactly what I needed before I headed into this weekend of fun.
We had some BBQ chicken with my parents for dinner w/ some corn on the side (random side dish I made) and talked about lots of things going on in our lives before we headed home. I have some to really LOVE these weekday dinners with my parents because I feel like it is so easy to let life get ahead of you and sometimes you stop communicating about the little things that matter. So these dinners matter a lot to me and now that Tim has been able to join class it is great that the four of us get to hang out once or twice a week! After class and dinner it was an early to bed kind of night because that class just exhausted me.
Hello Friday! I knew today was going to be a good day because I had a lot of stuff going on at work and then we had a family and friends day at work in the afternoon that my mom was coming to along with Tim, Paul, and Amanda! So in the morning I jumped out of bed and got ready for work. I skipped my run this morning so I didn’t wear myself out before the 5K on Saturday which turned out to be a good thing because that workout class on Thursday made me SO SORE. Tim too! So at least I knew I wasn’t just being a baby! I put some FiberOne Cereal in a to-go container and took it along with some Almond Breeze Almond milk to work to have for breakfast.
When lunch rollled around I wanted to grab lunch with a few friends so we went to Pizza Hut for their $4.99 buffet- what a great deal! Totally unhealthy for me to have had that much pizza in 2 days but it was the company I wanted to keep so I was down with that! I didn’t eat too much because I knew I would be eating again in the afternoon with my mom and friends!
When 3:00 rolled around my mom was right on time so we made our way around my campus at work to see all of the fun sites! About an hour or so later Tim, Amanda, and Paul got there and we all enjoyed some early dinner/late lunch together. I had a veggie burger, a few bites of the pulled pork I got before I realized there were veggie burgers, and some fruit salad. I stuffed myself and it was probably the first time in a long time I did some mindless eating and should have considered how my body was actually feeling because I ended up eating waaay too much and then feeling kind of bad the rest of the evening! Note to self: don’t do that again.
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I was dragging this morning because my legs are ridiculously sore from last night’s workout. It was of a heck of a workout and my legs and butt were so so tired. So a few 11 min runs mixed in with a very sore lower body made for kind of a long morning and I was a little whiney looking back at it. Tim managed to randomly burst out in song in the middle of the run so he was clearly feeling pretty good but I was just all “oh that hurts” and “gosh my butt is sore” and “how many minutes do we have left” so now I am regretting feeling so whiney this morning. But hey, we aren’t all perfect right? Even someone who wants to love running is going to hate it sometimes. When I got home and got in the shower I was proud of myself though! Regardless of how I felt during the run it still felt good to look I the mirror and say “yep you made it this morning and you should be proud of yourself”. So my biggest learning of this morning… PUSH YOURSELF! Push yourself to be happy in your life. Push yourself to create a life with a wonderful person you love. Push yourself to be proud of yourself and make the good decisions you know you should make to be the better you know you can be.
This mornings run made me very hungry so I enjoyed an egg and tomato bagel with melted muenster cheese at home and still took a smoothie to go! I was just ridiculously hungry this morning for some reason. It must have been the mix of the workout last night and the run this morning but I felt like a monster this morning running through the kitchen picking up anything I could to put in my mouth!
For lunch I went to a little café with Casey and Tiffany! Tiffany just started work this week so it was great to catch up with her and see how things are going. I did a “create your own pizza” and had a pizza shell wit olive oil and salt and peppers as my base. Then I added on some grilled chicken chunks, tomatoes, green peppers, mushrooms, and topped it all off with some buffalo sauce! Oh and don’t forget the small handful of mozzarella cheese! It was DELICIOUS. I LOVE these pizzas and probably eat then more than I should but it was well worth it.
Tim and I headed to the grocery store and a few other random places to get some errands done when we got home. After stopping at Lasar Quest to get some gift cards for 2 boys that are having a birthday party tomorrow we went to Acme to get a few things. While we were there we also grabbed some stuff to make some dinner! We decided to get chicken and this spice that creates chicken similar to General Tso chicken and put some rice on the side. It was pretty good- I mean let’s be honest it didn’t taste exactly like it would have had we ordered it but it was a pretty good alternative. At least I knew where that chicken came from and how it was prepared so I knew that helped make it at least a little healthier for me and still gave me that same taste I way too often crave.
We spent the rest of the night cleaning the house and organizing closets. Very exciting Friday night hu? The house needed some TLC though… with my travel schedule for work and Tim just being busy at work neither one of us looks forward to the cleaning process nor it certainly is not a priority during the week. I try to concentrate on working out, spending time with Tim, and enjoying my evenings as much as I can so the last thing I want to do it clean every minute of the day. So. Yea I just pretty much tried to defend why my house is not clean during the week haha did it work? You feel bad for me right? Yea right! But it was nice to get those closets cleaned up. Out of the things below what do you hate to clean the most?
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When I got to the airport I did enjoy a Superpower smoothie with a protein shot and I don’t think I remember everything in that smoothie but it has acai in it with strawberries, blueberries, and fat free vanilla frozen yogurt. I am finding out that I am obsessed with frozen yogurt yet no one around us has it! HOWEVER they are opening up a new place called Menchies… anyone ever heard of it? I am pretty sure I am going to live there when it opens! Check out the website link.. such a cute site! I got on my Delta flight and headed to my layover in Memphis, TN. There I did enjoy a sub that had turkey, cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and some seasonings. Then I got on another Delta plane and finally made my way to Dallas, TX. I kind of loved Dallas a city, mostly because the people I came across had big diamonds and big hair… 2 of my favorite things!
The next morning I found the workout facility at the hotel and headed down for a run on the treadmill. 2 things I noted about Dallas
- It is WAY too hot to run… even at 5:30 in the morning
- It is WAY to dark to run at 5:30 in the morning when you factor in that time change
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