My knees were feeling pretty damn good this morning. I fired up the treadmill and started the last day of week 1 of C25K. I varied the incline between 0, 0.5 and 1%, ran at 5.6mph and walked at 3.5mph. My brother called about halfway through so I had to start walking. Since I had to go out of the app to answer the phone, I had to restart it. I figured I might as well just start over again...skipping the warmup because I was already warmed up. So I did it 1.5 times. Not too bad.
My brother showed up just after I got out of the shower. We all had an appointment with the tax lady this morning. We went out for breakfast first. I had a tasty egg white scramble with asparagus, spinach, mushrooms and chicken apple sausage.
After our appointment we stopped off at BestBuy to get a Playstation Eye controller so that we would have two of them. That way we could have two people playing the games. I also ended up getting Red on Blu-Ray, so when we got back to our house we watched it. Fun movie.
Then we were hungry for lunch and since I wanted falafel for my birthday, we went to House of Falafel.
Here is some falafel:
After lunch we came back to the house and I made the peanut butter frosting for the cupcakes (I used PB2 to make them slightly healthier)
Super tasty. Good thing I got in a little running this morning.
I think I'll give the new Zumba Fitness Playstation 3 game a try with the new controller.
All in all a good 45th birthday.
Have a great night!!!
If you saw my status this morning, I was trying to decide between doing Bob Harper Pure Burn Super Strength and Jari Love Ripped to the Core. I decided on Jari because I hadn't done it in ages. Great workout. Then I thought I'd like to burn a few calories so I hopped on the elliptical and did 4 miles.
I think I twisted my wrist a little funny doing some tricep push ups, though. Oh well. It should be fine by Sunday to start ChaLEAN Extreme.
I baked the cupcakes this morning. I used the King Arthur Flour Bake Sale Fudge Cupcakes recipe but I cut it in half because I don't need 2 dozen of them. I'm not having a bake sale.
Here they are naked:
You won't see them frosted until tomorrow because I won't be frosting them until tomorrow.
I also boxed up the cookies we're giving to our friend, John.
Also a King Arthur Flour recipe. Can you tell I like their recipes?
Now I've got to calculate the nutrition information on the cupcakes and do a little swiffervac because my brother is coming over tomorrow. We're heading to the model club meeting tonight (where we will see John and deliver his cookies).
Have a good night all. It's Friday!!!!
I didn't get much sleep last night and was hungry and craving carbs all day. I did end up eating some peanut M&M's but not so many that they qualified as a meal. At home I had some Trader Joes' version of funyuns...yummy.
I did to C25K W1D2 today. My knees were sore before I started. It continued into the warm up and they were a little sore on and off while running. Not even for the whole minute. I don't think the running is causing them to be sore.
I do wish they would just stop being sore. It's getting really annoying. Sometimes they're perfectly fine and sometimes not. It doesn't correspond to anything I'm doing. Weird.
I baked some cookies this evening for a friend's birthday. I will post a picture tomorrow when I box them up.
I'm very glad I have tomorrow off. I can get in my weight training and do some elliptical...burn off those TJ's funyuns and my dinner of leftover huevos con papas. Hopefully I'll get plenty of sleep tonight.
I will be baking cupcakes tomorrow and there will be a picture of them as well. They won't be frosted yet. I will wait until Saturday to do that.
Have a great night. If you're knees are not bothering you, be thankful!
It was not quite as busy today at work. I did have to check all the samples that came in the shipment to make sure they were what they said they sent. They emailed an excel spreadsheet with all of the sample numbers. I looked at over 1300 tiny vials. Since they had been in the -80C freezer, they were super cold. I thought I was going to get frostbite ;-)
Other random stuff to do and then we had a lab meeting that lasted 2 hours. There went my day.
The knees are feeling pretty good today. They were a little sore in the morning and last night but they seem to feel that at those times anyway. So far so good. The problem with restarted the C25K when your heart, lungs and muscles are used to doing more than that is that it isn't really that much of a workout. I do promise not to skip any days though. My joints, ligaments and tendons need to go slowly.
Tonight I'm meeting up with my BFF to celebrate my birthday a little early. It's on Saturday for those of you that care. We're going out for Mexican because I am craving some huevos con papas. Yes, I could get scrambled eggs and home fries at any restaurant that serves breakfast but it's just different from a Mexican place. I guess I should have scheduled today to be an exercise day, but it's not. I did dance around my office for 30 minutes but that isn't going to offset dinner. I'll only eat half anyway. Take the rest home for dinner tomorrow.
Have a great night. Hey, it's Wednesday! We're nearly done with the week.
I had a super busy day at work. I went in and had to get rid of some old samples from the -80C freezer to make room for some new ones that were shipped to us yesterday. Then I had to drive over to another hospital and drop off some fiber packets and get some blood from one of our study participants. Then it was back to the VA and get the blood ready to run on the HPLC (I'll actually run it next Tuesday) and make an aliquot for the clinical lab. By that time, it was time for lunch...not a moment to soon as I was starving. Then I had to wait for my shipment to come. I finally got at at 2:45. I usually leave work at 2:00 but I had to wait for my stuff. Then I had to unpack it all and put it in the freezer. It was almost 4:30 by the time I got home.
I fired up the treadmill and the C25K app on my iPhone and I was off. My knees felt a little tight during the first few running intervals but by half way through they were fine. No pain at all. They felt a little tight afterward but that happens sometimes with the elliptical as well. They're a little sore tonight but they've been a little sore at night for weeks. I'll see how they feel tomorrow.
Dinner tonight (in case you were wondering) was salmon burgers (I had my on a sandwich thin) and asparagus. Then I realize I was way too low on calories, so I had some almonds.
Pretty good day! Tomorrow is my rest day (meaning I may dance around my office but won't do any weights or heavy cardio).
Happy Tuesday night and have fun watching Biggest Loser if you do (I don't and I only caught a little of tonight's What Not to Wear).