Last night I took a break from BLWB to enjoy a midweek dinner with friends. Today, I took a break from working out, because my body needed a rest. Yesterday boot camp called for 40 minutes of steady state cardio, and I had hoped to run at a nice, easy pace. Unfortunately, my IT band was aching pretty badly within the first few minutes, so I took it down to a low-impact incline walk (4.2 mph, incline 8). I am always impressed at how great of a workout I get from incline walking. I love having that option for a non-running workout, because I really hate the elliptical.
Anyway, between the IT band, my exhaustion of late, and the giant knot in my neck/shoulder, I thought perhaps a rest day was in order. It feels great to give my body a little break, and hopefully I'll be good to go tomorrow. Today it's all about the foam rolling...wish me luck.
Today's Halloween festivities stayed fairly mellow. We continued our tradition of watching a semi-Halloween movie--tonight was Edward Scissorhands (last year was Beetlejuice and the years before were Sweeney Todd and Nightmare Before Christmas). Next year apparently we're doing Sleepy Hollow (Terry chooses, as it's "his" holiday, but I've liked them all so far). We also carved pumpkins, unlike last year.
|Guess which pumpkin is mine!|
And now, our favorite part of Wednesday:
6:30 am - Breakfast - Oatmeal with a splash of milk, cinnamon, a bit of maple syrup, a scoop of peanut butter, 1/2 banana, and 1/2 pumpkin muffin, plus teaWhat I would have been for Halloween if I was cool and had somewhere to go:
1:00 pm - Lunch - cottage cheese and applesauce with 1 1/2 pumpkin muffins (plus a mini Butterfinger from a student!)
5:30 pm - Pumpkin-carving snack - scoop of peanut butter and milk, plus a cup of tea
7:30 pm - Dinner - BBQ chicken sandwiches, sweet potato fries, and a lager
10:00 pm - dessert - as a special Halloween treat, Terry got us a Snickers to share!
- Kate Middleton (and Prince William for Terry)
- Tina Fey
- a hipster
- Lois Lane (and Clark Kent)
- Hogwarts professor
What did you dress up as for Halloween? Or, if you were awesome like me, what did you think about being while sitting on your comfy couch?