Monday, May 2, 2011

Light-Headed Legs

Good afternoon friends!

I hope ya'll are had a great weekend!

My weekend was uneventful. My sleep schedule was all out of whack, so Sunday I slept until 3:30 p.m., got up, showered, dressed, and went to work. Work was reeaally slow, but I got a 17-top at 9:40 p.m. (20 minutes before close), of out of towners wanting to just sit and have a couple drinks, so I let them. If I was gonna be at work, I might as well make money! So I didn't leave until after 11:30 p.m., which was not as late as I was expecting! Cha-Ching!

Breakfast... which was more like lunch because I rolled out of bed around 11:30...IMG_0540.JPGIMG_0542.JPG

2 over easy eggs, hashbrowns, 2 sausages, and 1/2 a whole wheat strawberry muffin with lingonberry preserves, and a side of pineapple. I also had a small glass of orange juice, but I literally had a sip before I was over it.

The weather in Minneapolis is less than stellar. My theory that waiting until May to train would be perfect because it would be warm enough everyday for me to not make excuses, but I was wrong. It was 34* today when I was ready to head out for my wog. THIRTY FOUR DEGREES. That is 2 degrees above freezing. It was lame. But I knew if I didn't go today, if I didn't start today, I would keep putting it off, keep putting it off, and then I would look at the calendar and realize there was no way I was going to have enough time to train. And then I would quit, and fall into a downward spiral of self-loathing, self-hatred, embarrassment, and self-destruction. And I'm not down with that. So, I did it. I don't regret it yet, but that's because my toes are still at the "so cold they're numb," stage and not the "OMG, WTH was I thinking, my toes are on fire," stage.

Workout: 5 min warm-up walk. 60 second run, 90 second walk, repeat until 30 total minutes. I lost track of the time a few times, but I tried to make up for it by addign on 10 seconds of running every time, as well as running the last 1:30. And, drummroll please....

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My very first Garmin Picture!! I got my Garmin on Friday, and have been holding my breathe until I could use it! It made my wog much easier to keep track of, especially because I am wogging according to time, not distance. I completed 1.79 miles in 30:15, which is about an average 16:00 minute mile. But my max speed was a 9 minute mile, which is cray-cray! This wog actually felt good. I was never too out of breathe (my lungs did start to hurt around minute 20, but I think it was the cold air), and even though I was freezing, and my legs went all numb and light-headed (can legs feel light-headed?), it was doable. And as long as it warms up (it is supposed to), I should complete my workouts with ease this week.

After my wog with Boom-Boom (who basically told me my workout was too easy), I made us smoothies for lunch.

Lunch: I was going for a chocolatey, peanut buttery smoothie. Something that tasted like a Reese's peanut butter cup, but I added too much banana, and not enough chocolate. So Boomtastic, and I decided it was more of an elvis smoothie!


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(Ignore my lizard hands, and chipped nail polish please)


Elvis Smoothie for 2

1 Banana, frozen

2 Tblsp crunchy peanut butter

2 Tblsp Vanilla protein powder

2 tsp cocoa powder

2 Tblsp Chia Seeds

1 Cup milk

4 Ice cubes

Put it all in a blender, and Whirl until smooth

This smoothie was good, but not what I was craving...

Afterwards I stretched a little (probably not enough), enjoyed my smoothie, uploaded pics for this post, read blogs, and watched Dr. Oz (do you like The-Oz? I love him, did you see today's ep.? The Dukan Diet sounds like a crock!).

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I'm about to hop in the shower, and get ready for Boom-diddily's softball game. And probably find something else to eat... But I will leave you with this hottness until next time...IMG_0549.jpg

(yes, I do spill on myself on a daily basis)

2 comments:

  1. Ive been dying to get Garmin forerunner! How is it? would you recommend it? And, does it tell you calories burned? :)

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  2. I've only used it a handful of times so far, but I do like it! It doesn't tell calories burned, but it does have a heart rate monitor you can wear. I like that I don't have to do the math when it comes to figuring out pace, and I also really like that you can look at exact pace of each lap! More than anything I feel cool wearing it, and that is enough to get me off the couch and on the trails!

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