I texted my running buddy and had to cancel because not only was I not going to run in a thunderstorm but I was a little bit scared to drive in the storm that was brewing! Now, fearful that I would get used to all this sleeping in crap that I have had going for the last two days I actually got out of bed on time today and cleaned up my house before I had to get ready for work. I kinda killed two birds because my house is not clean and I had to wake up early so I didn't break my routine.
I went to work like normal and around lunch time I ran out and got myself a new chair...I got a 75 cm stability ball instead of a chair. So far I am loving it...I have to keep my core engaged so I don't fall down and every now and then I would just drop and do a few crunches! While walking into the sporting goods store the bottom fell out again and I got drenched from head to toe! The weather was really working against me today!
I got back to my office just in time to spend the last half of my lunch break watching the debut of the royal baby....he was sooo sweet! I'm just a little obsessed with this baby and I don't even know his name yet, nor do I live in England.
After work I knew it was time to get some calories burned. I was off to boot camp and I had some ground to make up. I really pushed hard in boot camp tonight and did pretty good until the last mile, we did about 7 steep hills leading up to that last mile and my legs were pretty burned. And I got to talk to my running buddy who I didn't get to see this morning.
Luckily, the rain held off long enough for us to finish our class and this was it for running boot camp. I really did enjoy this class more than I thought I would. I already want him to do another one because I think I got stronger and faster and defiantly able to climb more freakin' hills!!!
After Bootcamp I rushed off to the pool. I didn't want to waste much time cause I had to get my burn in for the day, I also was ready to get home and try a little experiment I had been planning. I did a new pool workout where there were more breaks between each swim. I did 100m and then 200m with a very short break in betweeen. I also went harder on those swims, not quite a sprint but pretty quick.
I noticed that I was a little more worn out when I was done swimming and I did less distance that I have done before. I will definitely try this workout again.
Once I finally got home I was on a mission. Food! I did not do so good on my lunch today. And not like you think....I didn't pack enough food. I always have too much and today I was ready for some more to eat about 3:30 and I was completely out of food! Don't worry, I have already packed for tomorrow and I will not have this problem again.
Then tonight I was on a mission to find a veggie that I like. I have very few that I like, carrots and green beans, that's pretty much it. So tonight I cut up/prepped a few that I have never really tried, not an honest try anyway and gave them a whirl. I tried broccoli, squash, and green/red/yellow bell peppers. I tried them both raw and roasted and it turns out that I don't like them either way. This was an honest just put it in my mouth and give it a go...not good!!
I'm taking suggestions if you can think of any other way to try these.
Then I was ready to try one more...at this point I was starving! Remember, I didn't pack enough for lunch and it was after 8pm. I tried spaghetti squash. This one was actually pretty good. It had the same texture as spaghetti and with the marinara sauce my taste buds were confused. I wasn't fooled thinking that I was getting pasta but I was able to eat a squash without gagging and without the unwanted carbs.
The only other thing that I accomplished tonight was giving myself a mini-pedicure. I am long overdo for a visit with Peter (the guy who rubs my legs) and it was about time to clean these toes up. I am hoping to get them painted before October but I make no promises.
I am officially late for bed and tomorrow its early wake up call again, maybe this time I can actually get up and go to the gym! I sure hope so!
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