Pre-workout eats: Kashi Dark Chocolate Coconut Fruit & Grain bar (Buy these. The taste awesome ... to me at least.)
Workout: Ran 6.00 miles
Hello new readers! I'm waving to you from my desk right now. I am. I swear. Just a shame you can't see me ... or the giant cup of decaf hazelnut coffee sitting next to me.
1. So you'll never guess what I did today. I mean it's so out of character that you might need to sit down. Are you sitting? OK.
I ran ... on the TREADMILL.
I know, I know. It's quite the feat seeing as a) I HATE the treadmill; b) I have no gym membership; and c) I don't own a treadmill.
I promise I didn't go covert and break into Anytime Fitness or a neighbor's house.
I actually hit up the fitness center at the local college that's 5 minutes from my house (or 15 minutes if you get "disoriented" leaving the parking garage). A day pass is $5, which gets you a decent treadmill run in Tempo shorts. Sure beats trying to brave the treacherous sidewalks with a snow-eating beast after yesterday's ice. I'm not sure I'll do it all the time but it's nice little option to have in your back pocket when it's 8 degrees in the morning.
2. I'm going to take a minute to pat myself on the back. I ran 6 miles on the dot - the farthest in, like, ever ... or since Dec. 16. And, had the dern treadmill not cut me off at an hour, I really think I could have gone 7 - at least. Kim's getting her groove back! Sure, it was a tad slow but I'm always slower on the treadmill.
3. Seeing as I got "disoriented" on campus and ran a mile farther than anticipated, my schedule was a little crunched this morning. Factor in that I actually spent 5 minutes blow drying my hair, I was teetering on being late for work. My solution? Not slicing my green pepper, which is part of my afternoon snack. I figure I'll use a plastic knife ... or break off pieces. It should work. Right? Right!
Now, go off. And have a fantabulous Thursday while you are at it!