Happy Tuesday! Some exciting stuff is in the works here at BLWB, and I can't wait to share it all with you later this week. Today, though, I have a new cardio workout and some great articles from around the web.
I knew I wanted a long cardio session (no way would I be able to lift weights after yesterday's killer tabata workout), and I made up a little routine that I hoped would beat boredom. The idea was to walk 3 minutes, jog 3 minutes, run 3 minutes, then run 3 minutes, jog 3 minutes, walk 3 minutes--and repeat the same pattern with 2 minutes and then 1 minute. Confusing enough for you?
|Forget it. I'm going to sleep.|
I figured focusing on the times and speeds would entertain me, but no need! For some reason, I was totally in the zone today. In fact, when I was supposed to drop my speed down to 6 mph, I stayed at 7.5 for at least an extra minute each time. Was it my awesome half marathon playlist? Was it watching the Giants game while running? (Go Giants!) Was it that I read Molly's inspirational marathon recap right before I hit the treadmill? (Congrats, Molly!)
Doesn't matter. I was feeling it, and I rolled right on through those 45 minutes. Even when my treadmill shut down in the middle of that last set, I shrugged, switched to the next machine, and kept right on truckin'.
I think this workout gets you to just over 4 miles. (Since my treadmill shut off around 3.4 miles, I can't be too sure, but let's go with it.) Anyway, the workout felt fantastic - give it a try!
Dinner tonight was comfort food to the max: whole wheat waffles with a fried egg. (You'll notice we switched around our original menu plan for the week.)
Maybe tomorrow I'll squeeze in a vegetable with dinner? Or is that asking too much? (<--sarcasm alert)
I leave you tonight with some fantastic posts and articles that I highly recommend:
- Gina's post, "Finding Your Zen" - how stress affects your body
- From NPR, "Instead of Surgery, Man Pedals off the Pounds"
- Colleen's post, "I'm Hooked: Why I'm Lovin' Yoga" - for those who might be against trying yoga
- Food Babe Investigates: What to Watch Out for at Whole Foods