It feels like it's been such a long week. I am so glad Friday has come.
I tried out Jackie Warner's Xtreme Timesaver Training DVD this morning. I used mostly 5lb weights and that was a tough workout. I didn't think I was going to get through some of the 1 minute segments and definitely went slower than they did on some of them. It has quite a bit of shoulder work, so I'll be feeling it tomorrow. Hopefully I'll be able to raise my arms. Time will tell.
Kind of a slow day at work which is why I'm blogging now. I may be able to head out early. If I do, I may just walk a little with Leslie Sansone this afternoon before we head out to the Silicon Valley Scale Modelers Meeting tonight. No, I don't build models but my husband does and he likes me to come to the meetings. I do like to see the models, but when they start talking about what paint they used and stuff it starts to get really boring. It's okay. I'll bring a book. We usually head over to the Mini Gourmet afterward for some "dinner". We always eat before the meeting so I usually don't get anything but decaf coffee and maybe grab a couple of fries from my husband if he orders something with them.
I'm hoping it won't be too late a night tonight because I've got to go into work for a little while tomorrow. The hazards of research....random work hours. And I'm on salary so I don't get extra but if I do skip out early today, I still get paid the same. It works both ways.
Have a happy Friday everybody!! A three day week (for most) is coming up!
My ankle and calves felt so great that I ran today. I went 3 miles. My calves were a little sore while running but not much. I'm not sure if that's the new shoes or a little residual muscle tightness.
It definitely put me in a good mood for work and the day went by relatively quickly. The HPLC stopped running so I had to get it going again before I could leave, but it didn't take too long.
When I got home I put some clothes in the washer and started making some muffins. The base is actually a box of Krusteaz Oat Bran Supreme Muffin Mix but they had a suggestion for Coffee Break Muffins. For these you add: 1 cup peeled and diced apples, 1 cup raisins , 1/2 cup chopped nuts (I put pecans at my husband's request...they're for him so he should get to choose) and 1 tsp cinnamon. The batter tasted really good, so I think they'll be a hit tomorrow at breakfast.
Soon it will be time to take the clothes out of the dryer and for me to decide what to make myself for dinner. My husband is going out with some friends....the guys need a night out every once in a while (well, this actually happens just about every Thursday night).
Have a good night all. Tomorrow is Friday!!!
I was feeling good this morning but figured I've give my ankle and calves another day to rest up before running, so I did TurboJam. It's official. I'm uncoordinated. I did have fun, though. And I did something funny and now my ankle is a little sore. I'm hoping that'll pass very quickly. It didn't hurt while I was working out so I don't think I did anything major.
I'm definitely in a better mood than I was yesterday. Must be the exercise endorphins. My boss is heading out of town today for the rest of the week to attend a conference so I'm all alone but he did leave me with one of his horrible spreadsheets to work on...yuck.
I've been making a grocery list. We're going to try to go to our new Whole Foods (it was way to busy last Saturday) to pick up the Thanksgiving stuff. My mother in law has ordered a pie from Marie Callender's. I was going to make a different pumpkin dessert because that's we had discussed in September but she has sprung this pie on me. When I found out yesterday, I was pissed off. I can bake a pie if that's what she wants. I won't eat it, but I'll bake it. I'm over that now. Let them have their pie. I will be baking some cranberry cookies for myself because I hate pie. After I reminded her that I dislike pie she offered to get a Baskin Robbins ice cream cake. I don't like ice cream either. I know...I'm a freak. There will be no ice cream cake. Anyway, I'm sure it will all work out fine. At least I'll be cooking the vegetables this year so they won't be all soggy.
It should be a good day today. Lots of trips up and down the stairs between our two labs will give me a little extra exercise. We're having whole wheat spaghetti and turkey meatballs for dinner. I got some spinach and garlic pasta sauce. We'll see how that is and I think I'll make some okra since it's been in the freezer a long time. If it's too freezer burnt I'll find another vegetable.
Have a good day everybody!! It's Wednesday. The weekend is in sight!! :-)
I ended up putting a hot water bottle under my calves last night when I got into bed (but once it cooled off, I dumped it out). I don't know if it was that or the rolling, but my calves and ankle felt pretty good today. I did the foam roller when I got home and it made my left calf a little sore (but it did that yesterday,too) so I'm hoping it'll feel good tomorrow.
I'm thinking I'll do TurboJam in the morning and save the running for Thursday. I figure another day off the pounding will be good. Then maybe run again on Saturday (we're going out for Indian buffet with my brother so I need to burn lots of calories ;-).
It was a pretty good day. Not too busy at work but there were a lot of phones calls. I don't usually get any, so that was odd. Only a few aggravating drivers on the road (talking on their stupid cell phones..grrrrrr).
Tomorrow will be a busy day at work so I should head to bed soon.
My ankle was feeling pretty good this morning when I did my weight lifting (Jari Love Ripped & Chiseled). I didn't do any flys or chest presses because I think I pulled a muscle in my chest and it hurts to do those. I rolled my calves on the foam roller after I was done.
My calves (especially my left one....the same side as the cranky ankle) were sore today so I did some more rolling when I got home. Not before trying out TurboJam, though. It was pretty fun but I'm not that coordinated so I guess I'm glad I was doing it in my living room and not in a class somewhere. I rolled my calves after I finished and then after dinner. They're still pretty damn sore.
I'm thinking I should take a day off tomorrow and rest those poor calves. If they are feeling better, I 'll try running on Wednesday. As much as I want to do it on Tuesday, I think my legs and feet probably need the break.
It was a busy day at work so it passed quickly which is nice. The drivers on the freeway weren't too bad but as I was getting on both to go to work and to come home, there were some really slow people not paying attention. I know the person on the way home was on their cell phone...don't know about the morning person because it was dark. I didn't get too mad at them.
Boy I hope my poor ankles heal up....I want to run
Have a good night, all!