I still have two (maybe one) more recaps of Portland, but don’t worry, I’m managing to squeeze my usual posts in as well!
I didn’t do WIAW last week because I was in Oregon, so here we go!
As I mentioned, last night I ran a 5K in Hoboken. It was about 95 degrees so I wasn’t expecting to feel awesome. I warmed up at home before leaving by doing a quick ab workout.
I moved from one plank to the next and repeated this sequence twice without putting my knees down.
- elbow plank – 30 seconds
- high plank – 15 seconds
- shoulder taps – 10 each side
I did four sets of these back to back.
- 100 bicycle crunches
- reverse crunches
Finally, I worked on obliques by completing four sets of 25 reps of the following.
- lying side to side heel taps
- seated russian twists
I ended with another round of planks – the same as the first circuit. It was a quick 15 minute workout that left my abs burning. Plus, I broke a sweat so I was warmed up a little for the race!
The starting line was extremely crowded so I stood outside the tape until everyone started to move. I got off to a really slow start because of the crowds, but eventually it broke up a little bit. I pretty much used the water stops to drench myself instead of drink because I was so disgustingly hot. I thought I was going to have to stop a few times during the race, but it was definitely my mind. My body had not given up yet.
I checked the results as soon as they were posted and was happy to see that my Garmin was just about right. I was pleased with this time being that there was a heat wave advisory! This is my 5K PR being that this is the first 5K I’ve run: 26:32!
After eating a ton of pork and drinking a lot wine last week in Oregon, I was ready to detox this week! The refrigerator needed some desperate loving when we returned. I bought a massive amount of produce and have been trying to incorporate some of it at every meal.
I bought the usual milk, eggs, hummus, sprinkles, cool whip, cottage cheese, and flax bread. As for produce, I went wild!
- blueberries (from a farm in Oregon, I know…)
- organic strawberries
- local cucumbers
- jersey tomatoes
- organic spinach
- collard greens
- organic sweet potatoes
- organic red peppers
- organic baby carrots
I am really trying to buy local or organic lately, especially after eating local in Portland and reading about why you should support local farmers. My grocery store has a small section of NJ farms produce, but I really should get to the farmers market weekly!
Anyway, I just finished an upper body workout and breakfast.
I had this sample packet in the cabinet for a while so I decided to give it a shot. It wasn’t bad blended with almond milk and 1/2 a frozen banana.
I ate it with some almond butter and another half of a banana.
I have to finish some things before heading into work. Later!