Rise and Grind! I indulged over the weekend, so hit the gym early to log some quick (4.5) miles and get in some core. I took to the deadmill knowing that spring temps would bring lots or running outside! It was a busy day at work of jam packed meetings, luckily I got away for a lunch date with the hubs!
AM: Another meeting filled day, including a lunch meeting so hit the spin bright and early for a 40 minute ride, followed by a Tone It Up Full Body Work Out.
Fuel post-work out with all the greens. My current favorite is tropical greens
- almond milk
- chia seeds
- dash of PB2 peanut butter
- dash of Vega Protein Powder
- handful of Trader Joes’ Tropical blend frozen fruit
I’ll post more recipes for blends soon!
It was also International Women’s Day! I loved seeing all the empowering posts on social media from so many different women in my life.
“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” — Maya Angelou
PM: Power Yoga session at Enso Yoga. And a soak in the tub!
AHHH….. SPRING IS HERE!
AM: Running brings to me life. I got to rock my new Oiselle FlyStyle for 6 morning miles with 3 at marathon pace! The most perfect temps to break in my knew KC Knickers. Followed it up by some strength training for the upper body. Because, gun show.
Post-run fuel included the new blueberry flavor from SO Delicious topped with KIND’s blueberry granola.
It’s spring break on campus, so some co-workers and I had a chance to dine al fresco for lunch! It was amazing, we went to House, a cute little spot that has the most amazing grilled cheese. Since it was so warm out we all opted for the half and half special — salad and sandwiches. I had the Winter Salad, not pictured, (spinach + figs + pecans); not pictured and the Southwestern Sandwich, pictured above, (panini w/ turkey + chedder + ranch + bacon + pico). If you are looking for a tasty lunch, I highly recommend.
PM: I was able to get back OUTSIDE for a quick mile warm-up and some kettle bell work to unwind from the day.
Then met some of my best girls for a late dinner at Firebirds — and I did a terrible job at documenting what I ate. 😦 #fail I guess it was because the company was just so great I was distracted from anything else. Because, girlfriends are the best friends.
AM: Some days I wake up before the alarm because I’m just so excited to RUN. And this weather has me soooo in the mood to run all the miles! It was a perfect morning to log miles, the temperature allowed me to wear shorts and a tee and to rock my brand new Oiselle Heads Up Wings Out hat!!!
8 miles | 8:16 pace | 3 @MP
Spring I hope you are hear to stay!
Post Run fuel: Another round of SO Delicious + banana + KIND vanilla granola (I suppose I’m a creature of habit).
And to prove that I’m not always in running gear…
Sometimes I adult, well most days… Thanks to The Limited, it’s not Claire Underwood’s wardrobe, but it’s close!
PM: I was able to get out in the warm temps for a quick mile warm-up followed by my leg workout from hell… three weeks later and it’s not getting any easier… YET.
Followed by the most delicious and colorful salad! Perfect way to quench my thirst for greens this week!
After an evening conference call, I was able to pop in for a quick mani (OPI “You Don’t Know Jacques.”) I gorgeous taupe color for spring!
I even made it to Zumba at Fuel House Fitness Studio (three weeks in a row with mama). And bonus, my girlfriend I had dinner with Wednesday as also there!
The morning breeze and yesterday’s workouts pushed my crosstraining session to the afternoon…. unfortunately I had a to hit the bike to give the legs a rest to prep for a long run over the weekend, even tho temps were perfect for a run. I opted for 40 minutes of spin and back strengthening.
I know my back is something I often forget to work out, but it’s vital to keep strength there as a distance runner, so I try to do it a few times a month. My workout includes: low rows, lat pull-downs, upward rows, and back extensions, with some core work thrown in there.
I came back to the office to a surprise of the BEST chips and pico with avocado dip I’ve had from 320 Market. HAPPY FRIYAY!!! TGIF!!!!
Looking forward to kicking off my birthday celebrations tonight 🙂 Hope you have a fantastic weekend and get to enjoy the weather while it’s nice!