I cheated on my half marathon training plan. Well, not really. Today was supposed to be a rest day and tomorrow I’m scheduled for 30 minutes of cross training. I work a double tomorrow, so I decided to switch it to today. I needed to fit a leg lifting day in this week, so today it was!
I started out on the machines, completing 4 sets of the leg press and the glute press machine. I probably just made that up, but I don’t know what it’s called. The big room where classes are held had opened up, which is rare, so I moved my workout in there. I started out with 4 sets of this circuit. (i.e. complete exercise #1, followed by exercise #2, repeat)
- walking lunges holding plate over head
- wall sit
My legs were burning, but I wanted to keep my heart rate up so added another circuit.
- jump squats
- box jumps
I love me some plyometrics! While waiting for Joe, I cooled down on the bike.
My breakfast fell apart, but it still tasted delicious!
I made protein pancakes with the typical ingredients: oats, protein powder, banana, cinnamon, stevia, and a little bit of almond milk to get it moving. I layered the two broken cakes with Chobani and various fruit.
Today was a day of vacation prep. Since we’re leaving on Sunday for Portland, Oregon, I needed to run some errands. I picked up a few things at CVS, went to the bank, and got a mani-pedi. Totally necessary for any vacation, don’t you agree?
Yes, I caved to the ring finger mismatch trend. I remember seeing this over a year ago for the first time and I completely refused to conform to the trend. I don’t know, I guess it just sort of annoys me when everyone thinks they’re the first person in the world to do it. Anyway, here I am, being all trendy.
I was starving by the time I got home from running errands and quickly baked some chicken with olive oil and cajun seasoning. I had a sudden cajun craving, so I went with it. As it was cooking, I chopped cucumbers and kale and mixed it with rice vinegar for a cool refreshing salad with a kick. I rounded the meal out with some avocado for healthy fats.
The refreshing cucumber and avocado salad complimented the spicy cajun seasoning perfectly. I also had some sweet potato wedges on the side, but saved the rest for lunch tomorrow since I try to pack my meals for work as much as possible.
Now I am procrastinating on packing. I hate packing, maybe more than traffic. That’s a lie. I want to punch traffic in the face. Packing, I just want to get it over with so I can enjoy my trip!
I almost forgot to debut my new cell phone case!
How cool is my Mom for sending me this? It makes me want to go get a spoon with some peanut butter and cool whip. Thanks Mom!
- Check out this article on Pilates Pro about the Fitness Magazine Meet & Tweet! There’s a super cheesy picture of me checking myself out in the awesome Oakley’s we were given as part of the swag. Which by the way, I run in all the time!
Do you hate packing like me? Or are you one of those people that oddly enjoys it?