Week 4: 25 Miles
|Mon||Jan 28||Rest / XT
||60 Min Yoga DONE|
|Tue||Jan 29||Easy Run||Dist: 3 Mi @ 8:58, Core, & Soccer DONE
|Wed||Jan 30||Rest / XT||1 mile @ 9, Upper Body DONE|
|Thu||Jan 31||Tempo Run
||Dist: 6 Mi, inc Warm; 4 miles @ 8:25; Cool DONE
|Fri||Feb 1||Easy Run||Dist: 3 Mi @ 10:01|
|Sat||Feb 2||XT / Rest|
|Sun||Feb 3||Long Run||Dist: 12 Mi @ 10:01|
I am rather sore today and I blame that on the last two days of work outs. I have been having fun with the half bosu ball and it makes such a difference doing things like bicep curls, lateral raises, and tricep extensions while balancing on the ball. I also tried out a few different kinds of push ups yesterday. The first was walking my feet up a wall until I was in a handstand, walking them back down, and doing a push up (I mustered up 2 of those!), then I went to pike push ups, which are just a forward bend, walk your hands out until you are in plank, do a push up, walk your feet to your hands, then walk your hands out and so on. I got tired of that and decided to burn out on modified push ups. I did those until I collapsed and called it a day. My chest and shoulders are hurting today! I partially called it a day due to a slight clothing malfunction… Never mind I can’t match and think that brown, 2 shades of purple, hot pink, white, AND black are a good combo… I wore my new PV.Body Ellie brand capris. They were super comfortable BUT they are brown. I sweat… A lot… certain areas of the pants started to turn darker due to my excessive sweating and I was a little bit uncomfortable so I called it a day. I blame myself not the brand though because I just should have purchased the black ones. These capris may need to be reserved only for yoga. If I sweat through in there at least the lights are low.
On top of some good sweat sessions this week I have obviously been cooking. My favorite thing of the week is by far the chocolate that was made in my kitchen last night. I took the recipe off of Alyssa‘s blog and added some sea salt after I put the mixture in the pan. My roommate and I discovered that a little bit of sunbutter with a little bit of this homemade chocolate is THE BOMB. I used dark cocoa powder instead of regular and wildflower honey. I would probably add more honey next time / cinnamon / something else to mix it up. I LOVE the plain and salted version that I already made, I just think it would be a blast to make some flavored chocolate!While I probably could live off of chocolate I don’t know how my body would really handle that. So I have been making some real food as well. I used dill instead of salt on my eggs and loved the different flavor. The picture on the right is some sausage, kale, onions, zucchini, and an entire heart of romaine lettuce. Yes you heard me romaine lettuce. I HATE throwing things out and I had one romaine heart left from last week that needed to get used. I prefer mixed greens for salads so I decided to just throw it into dinner and roll with it. It made my dinner 2x the size it would have been other wise so I was totally fine with it! In other news – wrapping up January means that I succeeded in my mouth of no booze! I am actually tempted tonight because of an impromptu invite to a concert. My roommate is going to see Walk the Moon tonight and texted me earlier today to say one of her friends dropped out so I jumped on the ticket. I fell in love with this band when I went to the Firefly Festival last summer. I’m so excited!! It is unfortunate that is not February yet but I will live… I will be going to Avicii tomorrow and drinking then but I am a little nervous about my body handling the booze. I see my alcoholic beverages being washing down by lots of water and being well spaced out. In addition to 2 concerts back to back I also bought tickets to see David Guetta! What is going on with me and all this rave type music?! I am going for a friends birthday – just goes to show that I can handle just about any concert if I am with the right people.
Q: For all you runners / athlete readers – do you drink? A lot, a little, not at all? Just curious!
I’ve turned into a wine lover, I see myself probably have a little on Fridays but the weekdays / Saturday are probably a no go because of running.
Q: Any shows lined up this year??
I’m pretty amazed that between January and March I will have been to 4. So not like me at all!
Q: Homemade chocolate… how soon until you make it?
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