Thursday, August 29, 2013
Okay, over the last month…the downsizing was a success! I moved from a 3/2 duplex into a 1/1 apartment. Although I was DREADING the sorting, garage sale, packing and unpacking of my stuff went well; I can say that now that it’s all past me. It’s time to get back to a routine!
Running-I am trying to train for a half marathon, for two reasons. I have the Tough Mudder obstacle/mud run coming up in October and its 12 miles. I also want to just simply run a half marathon, to prove to myself I can do it. My new place is very close to the trails where people run and bike so I have no excuses. I also am part of a social running club that meets 2-3 times a week and that will help me as well. I don’t doubt I can work up to running longer distances; it’s my knee and ankle that tend to bug me on occasion. I wear a wrap/brace type thing that seems to help and of course, R.I.C.E.
I always pack a lunch, snacks included, to take to work. I am getting burned out and would welcome any ideas. I have a small backpack cooler that holds everything and I have access to a microwave for re-heating. My old faithful is: whole wheat pasta, spinach salad, cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, and whole grain crackers. Today I added a broccoli normandy mix and a Nutri grain bar. I always have almonds in my desk as well. I am not opposed to healthy sandwiches but I can’t get out of the thought “I need chips with my sandwich” so I avoid that usually. I just need to get online and do some research. Honestly, I hate the prep involved but after I have 2-3 days packed up and waiting in my fridge at home, I feel so much better.
September will be here soon. That means the 30 Day Squat Challenge from August is wrapping up, thank goodness!!! I have one more day to go, 250 and I’m done. I should have a rest day before then but I just want it overwith already! I am bored with them at this point. BUT…my quads, hamstrings and booty are firm, slightly sore too but worth it! I didn’t take any measurements before I started so I have no idea how they changed shape or size. I know they didn’t get any bigger, just toned. At the beginning when I saw this challenge would end with 250 squats I thought “no way” but I have surprised myself. I kept up with it (through a move even) and will complete it on time. And to those that did the challenge with me, thanks for the constant support & encouragement!
Now, what to challenge myself with in September…
Thanks for reading my blog and hope everyone is having a great week! Enjoy your Labor Day weekend also!