Hey-yo my world web friends!
Are you set for Halloween?! I was originally supposed to go down to Tennessee for a Masquerade party, but somehow work always seems to get in the way of fun. Now that I think about it, I believe I would actually be in the car more than I would be in TN. I’ll settle for a bathtub of popcorn and The Exorcist.
In the midst of my half-marathon training, I tackled a 5 mile run
…in the dark. It was amazing and scary as hell at the same time.
I’ve been trying to keep up with strength training as well, as much as I feel like taking the days in between running completely off.
I love strength training, but I get so bored so fast. It’s hard for me to tell if I am actually making any progress since I change my routine just about every other time.
20 minutes and you feel like you just rescued a baby from a burning building. Okay, not like I would know how that feels, but you’ll feel pretty damn good!
In the spirit of the season, I wanted to share a 20 minute tabata workout I did on Monday. I named it the Mwahaha Tabata, which after you complete it should be reason enough to know why. Mwahahahahahhaha!
The push ups are 5 seconds slow lower down, and 5 seconds back up.
The slow reverse leg raises are just like leg raise crunches, but you start from the top and slowly lower your legs to the ground for the entire 20 seconds.
I was a sweaty mess by the end, and questioned why I always do this to myself…and then I do it again.
And now it’s on to the food for WIAW!
Breakfast was a couple slices of my spinach & feta frittata chowed down as I ran out the door. It’s like a portable omelet!
Then my orange once I settled in for the day. Is it just me or does peeling oranges make your hands all dry and nasty?
Lunch was a couple slices of my zucchini crust pizza eaten cold. Yes, even veggie-crusted pizza tastes better a day old and cold.
And one of my orange chocolate bites for dessert.
My afternoon snack attack was my pb cookie dough..cookie. It was pretty crumbly despite the fact that it looks baked here.
I ate dinner early when I got home since I just feel better with some real food in my belly before a run with enough time to digest before. Yet again it was one of my salmon patties done Greek style and topped with hummus with a big pile of greens! There’s some spinach under that broccoli somewhere..
Then some roasted kabocha with pb post-run. Eaten straight from the fridge. No picture. No shame.
Thanks again to Miss Jenn for hosting!
Make it a great day!
Do you have any plans for Halloween?
What was your favorite Halloween costume? Either Cinderella or I Dream of Jeannie