Wednesday’s Workouts – run – hardly; swim – 45 min
Thursday’s Workout – run – 3.5 miles (?)
Yesterday I really tried to run. I really did. But I really didn’t want to. AT ALL. I hemmed and hawed around the house after work debating between going to cycle and running. I actually really didn’t want to do either. It was just one of those off days that I didn’t feel like working out in any way. Lounging around the house, reading, cooking/eating dinner before 9:00…all of that sounded wonderful. And I almost just went with it. But at the last minute, I laced up my running shoes and hit the road. I ran for a grand total of…oh…10 minutes. Around the block. And I was done. It didn’t help that yesterday’s high was record-setting and I was running around 6:00 PM, which isn’t much cooler than the high temp. So I arrived back at the house, drenched, and decided the pool was a much better option (I had planned to do that anyway following whatever I chose to do prior). So I went to the gym and swam for a good 45 minutes. It felt great. Then I came home and cooked dinner and ate at 9:00. Oh well.
This morning, I kind of redeemed myself. I got up and was determined to run in the cooler morning temps. I fueled with a banana and a glass of water and hit the pavement. I ran for about 40 minutes, which I’m guessing was a little under 4 miles at the slow pace I was maintaining. It felt fine and I’m glad I did it. But what is with me and running?? I really struggle with making myself try to like it. Add to that the fact that I had to skip my usual Thursday morning swim in favor of a longer run and I downright resent it. 😡 Does anyone have any tips for enjoying running??
whining training talk – here’s a quick recap of a few recent meals:
Breakfast was another bowl of Kashi U and almond milk, unpictured.
Lunch was more leftover eggplant parmesan and a small salad. I snacked on apple slices and almond butter. Pardon the less-than-aesthetically pleasing presentation but this is what portable lunches look like! 🙂
Dinner (at 9:00!) was a delicious new recipe that I had saved in my email from WebMD’s Daily Bites. If you aren’t aware of this website, check it out! I get healthy recipes in my inbox regularly – it’s nice to have them given to you sometimes instead of searching and searching for new ideas…anyway, these Pesto-ricotta Portobella Burgers were awesome! However, high-napkin-count alert – they were totally messy to eat. I ended up scraping my plate with a fork to pick up the remains. I did them in the oven as the recipe calls for but I bet they’d be great on the grill, too.
Aaand breakfast this morning – a nice way to beef up that last little bit of cereal remains in the bottom of the box. You know, that amount that’s too much to add to the last bowl you ate to finish the box but not enough on it’s own for a full bowl of cereal (am I the only one that has this issue??)? Anyway, instead of pouring milk/almond milk over it, add some Greek yogurt and fresh fruit. It ups the protein and is much more filling. And who doesn’t like a little crunch in their yogurt? This was a satisfying, yummy breakfast.
And with that, I’m off to get ready for work. Hope your day is great! Thanks for reading!
Do you struggle regularly with some aspect of your workout? How do you work through it?