Yesterday was a great day, this morning not so much… From the top! I make the executive decision to fill up a produce bin of a fridge at work with groceries to feed myself lunch throughout the week. That way I don’t have to plan ahead every day and if I bike to or from work I’m not lugging food / tupperware. Making myself a salad and heating up soup was super easy and since I brought in bowls from home the portions were actually smaller than the oversized tupperware I normally I bring in. I was just as full though! My plates are playing games with my mind!! My feast came after a good work out that went as follows:
3×10 Deadlift – 45lb bar + 50lbs of plates
3×10 shoulder push ups – plank position rotate your shoulder blades in and out, works the upper back muscles, learned it in yoga on sunday!
3×10 inverted squeeze up rows – 40lbs – stand with soft knees and a flat back at 90 degrees, holding a kettle bell with both hands squeeze up to your chest – to make more difficult stand on toes (the burn feels so good)
row 2000m for time, I thought I was 8:26 but the boy is telling me I was 9:26, we’ll see who is right next time I do it : )
Then after work I biked the 5 miles home, ate some chicken thighs and cauliflower rice and relaxed before soccer. Soccer is where this post gets its name from. It was a great game, tons of running (which I need to start doing again, woof), and a couple of collisions. I went home feeling great and strong because I had done a bajillion sprints during the game. Waking up this morning was not so fun. My back is super sore, which means I did a great job at the gym yesterday, one point Megan. My left knee on the other hand is very cranky. I received a blow to the back of my knee from some one else’s knee who was running full force. I didn’t think anything of it at the time, now it’s easy to see that the muscles behind my knee are badly bruised. So I am now hobbling around…
I am going to be smart and forgo the gym today with a walk to WholeFoods. Its the perfect distance that the walk + the shopping will get me out of the office for the length of time I typically spend at the gym. My reasoning for going is that I want to either buy some fun nut butters OR raid their bulk section and pick up some nuts to make my own! The grocery store I go to does not have a bulk section, it’s a tragedy. I grew up in the birth place of Wegmans so I was grocery store spoiled my entire life. Between WholeFoods and Harris Teeter though I can make it through the week but a Wegmans would make my life that much more complete!
Another reason for skipping the gym is that I am making an effort to start using a bike instead of my car for getting around the city. I am going to see Pitch Perfect with a friend tonight and am biking to and from the theater, which amounts to about 11 miles round trip. I am hoping my knee is feeling a wee better tonight but I doubt that will be the case! Like I said, I’m getting old. I will counter this aging thing with healthy and active habits, I will not be defeated!!! : P
Q – What is your favorite nut to make nut butters with?
Q – Do you have a great recipe for me to try out?
Q – Have you seen Pitch Perfect yet? Is my mind about to be blown?!!