Well. I’m much more chipper today.
Probably because I got my cookie yesterday.
Totally needed it. Considered it pre-workout fuel. Because that’s how my thought process works.
Thanks for all the kind words on how my speed work session went. I’ve spent all this time dreading it, and think I may have built it up into something that is much worse than it actually was. Don’t get me wrong- it was challenging, but in a good way.
I was asked a few things about yesterday’s post, and here are my answers:
1. I walked a minute between each interval. Is walking a no-no? Should I have jogged? I’ve heard debates on it. Seriously, I need to Google this situation more. Because Google is my answer to everything. And I believe it will someday take over the world. Don’t ask me how, I know it’s simply a search engine, but it’s gonna happen. You saw it here first.
2. The Samantha Bee book is going fabulously well. I really like her. I think because I’m one to appreciate dry humor. It’s a collection of essays, basically, about how she grew up. Some I love more than others, but they’re all generally entertaining. As a warning, she can be crude at times. So if that’s not your style (I don’t judge), don’t take my recommendation. If it is, go check it out.
3. And it is beyond me how people cannot smell themselves when they reek and are affecting the productivity of those around them. No clue. If you have the answer, please inform us all. Thanks.
Last night was killer, too. My plan called for 2 miles and cross training. Which I consider as a free-for-all at my gym- last night that meant the run, elliptical, crunches, and some arm weights. And there was a lot of energy bursting out of me (afternoon coffee?), so I was ok with the long session. I even decided part of my arm workout would be my resistance band dvd workout. It has three circuits: front body, back body, and core. I’ve done them all together in a row, but like it much better to do one session (each is about 15 minutes) as part of a bigger workout. Last night I chose front body. And I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I’m crushing hard on the band workouts. They don’t feel like that much of a strain compared to free weights, but I always feel the resistance and break a sweat (or continue sweating, in this case).
Last night I made something different. I sort of took a few of the things I’ve liked over the last week or two and threw them together. Spinach base? Check! Sautéed veggies with a curry seasoning? Yes! Peanut butter dressing? Holy yumminess. All together? Eeeehhh… Totally not cute. Downright ugly-looking salad, if we’re being honest. But did it taste ok? Considering I can’t say “YES!” right away, that should probably be my indicator not to make it like this again.
Another look?Yep, still ugly. I think what kills it is that the curry powder totally turned the veggies a semi-neon color. And that the spinach is a bit wilty as it happens to be on it’s last leg. Oh well…
What’s the last “eh” creation you’ve made?
Today is my rest day. I’m excited about this not so much because I want to rest (kind of indifferent on that one), but because I’ve got plans. Mon and I are having a spa night. I’m an avid Groupon gal, and when a spa near us advertised on it one day, we swooped. I need a massage. It’s out of control. I’m tense. So when I saw 60% off for a salon gift certificate? YES PLEASE. My muscles cried tears of joy. It’s kind of pathetic.
Assume that tonight I will be a mellow ball of happiness. Now the question is will I have enough leftover on the gift certificate to cover a pedicure for my friend’s wedding that I’m in next weekend? If not, I may be in trouble. Who’s got ugly feet? This girl! Seriously… not cute!
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