I’ve been blogging a day behind, and my OCD is starting to get on my nerves about this. Let’s see if I can catch it up.
Thursday morning started off with a 5 mi. interval run.
Pre-game: one egg.
By the way, I can’t believe I never thought of microwaving eggs sooner. We’ve lived without a microwave for two years before moving here, and I completely forgot it’s an option. Now I’m nuking everything out of novelty and sheer convenience. Plus, they come out of the bowl in a convenient round shape, perfect for fitting on the plate.
Anyway, my intervals were:
- 1 mile slow (pace ~ 12:00/mi)
- [1 mile fast, 2 min slow] x 3 (pace ~ 10:30/mi)
- 1 mile slow (pace ~ 12:00/mi)
Duke was happy I was back. “IT’S WALK TIME!!”
He never sits correctly.
I had a lot of fun with the WIAW post, so I tracked most of my eats again. Breakfast was bacon ‘n ‘eggs with some leftover sweet tater fries from Wednesday night.
After doing the work thing all morning I came home and threw together a quickie lunch for the Squish and me: sausage and an heirloom tomato caprese salad, minus the basil. I don’t have any fresh basil (sad panda).
I might stop eating sausage just because there’s no way to make it look good in a photo.
The afternoon I was yawning in my meetings, and decided to use my Starbucks treat reward on a pumpkin spice latte.
Fall is here, y’all! Sorry about the dirty street, I was going for “gritty urban” but didn’t look closely enough and instead I ended up with “who puked here?”
The PSL didn’t do enough, so I had a couple of these too.
And a few unpictured squares of dark chocolate. My biggest takeaway from my London 2011 trip was ALWAYS have afternoon tea. 🙂
After all my post-lunch snacking, I really wasn’t feeling hungry for dinner. So Squish and I ran a few errands, and I decided to whip up a treat for when Hulk gets home today. I was feeling bread-snacky, so I tried out Carrots ‘n’ Cake’s Chocolate Pumpkin Bread (maybe with a glass or two of unpictured wine). At first it came out heavenly,
So I gave myself a sample slice for breakfast this morning with my eggs, sliced heirloom tomato, and olives.
See? Working on the “pretty” factor.
But on further inspection of the pumpkin bread, I found it was wayyy undercooked. Baking #fail.
Oh well, it’s like chocolate pumpkin lava cake bread. Still delicious.
Duke was disappointed there was no bacon.
“Seriously, why do I even get out of bed? You’re a terrible human.”
Had an awesome arms/core session in the gym this morning. Due to my back injury and Hulk’s suggestion, I’m holding off on leg/lower body training while I’m running. That’s right, I listened to Hulk. I’ll wait here while you let that sink in. Done? Cool. So, I am doing light stuff with my legs but I’m not trying to push the weights like I was before. However it was my first time in the gym this week, so I felt like touching on a bit of everything:
- Light warm-up: joint mobility, arm circles, etc.
- 3 rounds of 10 reps:
- Shoulder press, 20 lbs
- Squats, 45 lbs
- Deadlift, 45 lbs
- “Regular” sets of 3×10:
- Bench press, 30 lbs
- Rows, 30 lbs
- Lat pulls, 30 lbs
- Dips, bodyweight
- Another 3 rounds of 10 reps each:
- Chest flys, 12.5 lbs
- Shoulder flys, 12.5 lbs
- Tricep kickbacks, 12.5 lbs
- Everybody’s favorite, 1 min plank hold
Time to shower my stinky self, get the Squish going for the day, and go earn my bacon. I’m so, so happy it’s Friday! We have a super-fun weekend planned, I’m so excited! Squeeeee!