Workout: Today was one of the longest days of my life workout wise, we did 4 different workouts throughout the course of the day. I am planning a big detailed post about it for this weekend so stay tuned. I will say we probably did at least 300 pushups and 300 squats..can you say sore?!
I am currently sitting at a bar by my house with Sean, my roomate Erin and our friend Tom but I didn’t want to miss my 3 Thing Thursday post so I will make it short and sweet.
3 Random Facts I Learned Today:
- It takes 21 glasses of water to rehydrate yourself completely from the amount of dehydration from one Coke.
- The average amount of time an American spends standing in one day is 41 minutes.
- The three most important things to cut out when trying to jump start weight loss (according to the instructor..not my belief!!) is white bread, sugar and dairy.
Interesting right? Hopefully I get to bed soon..big concert tomorrow night!
Did you know the above facts?
How do you feel about cutting out dairy?
I am about to fall asleep on my keyboard..apparently that is what a mid-week 10 miler will do to ya! As I’ve mentioned earlier this week I have big plans this weekend so I needed to get my long run in today. BUT I am going to an all day boot camp training tomorrow so I couldn’t go too far, I need to be able to workout tomorrow!
So I set out to do 8-9..and ended up doing 10! I blame it on this idea that I got from Page. She wrote about watching “The Spirit of the Marathon” on netflix while doing a long run on the treadmill, so that’s exactly what I did! It was such a great movie. I was totally ready to be done at 6 miles but then the movie was getting to the good parts so I kept watching. If you are looking for a good inspirational running movie I highly recommend it.
The other thing I tried to do with this run was working on fueling properly. I know I did a bad job with it on my last long run so I was determined to try harder. I went to the store and got these..
Gatorade for during the run, GU for around mile 6, and chocolate milk for after! I drank about 12 oz of water before switching to Gatorade about 5 miles in. I ended up taking 1/2 of a GU (actually decided to eat my strawberry banana one) at mile 6 and not having the other half. Weird texture but sat fine in my stomach! I devoured that chocolate milk about 15 minutes post run.
And so far so good! No freezing cold experience like last time, then again I was inside for this run. I am hoping my legs are fine to do whatever this drill sergeant has in store for us tomorrow. I came home and ate two turkey, cheese and ranch wraps and some sweet potato fries. Oh and of course a cookie
How was your Wednesday Workout?
Are you scared for me to become Drill Sergeant Smash tomorrow? I AM
HAPPY SWEATY SMASH PIC
As I mentioned earlier today I had been hopes for this dinner creation I had thought up. I had been wanting to try quinoa with cooked apples for a while after I found a recipe using it. Unfortunately I did not follow that recipe at all and ended up pretty disappointed with my dinner.
Step 1: I rinsed 1/2 cup quinoa and added it to 1 cup of water, brought to a boil, then let simmer for 15 minutes
Step 2: Peel and slice 1 apple, 1 sweet potato, and 1 pear
Step 3: Heat 1-2 Tablespoons of olive oil in large pan. Add Sweet Potato cubes then add apple and pear (I added them 5 minutes later, this was not long enough for the sweet potatoes to cook so I recommend waiting for at least 10)
Step 4: Add a few shakes of cinnamon and a touch of vanilla to roasting apples, pear and sweet potatoes. (I didn’t measure this but I needed to do more, or add this straight to the quinoa)
Step 5: Take roasting fruit/potato and put on top of quinoa. Add a little maple syrup on top
Now this wasn’t a disastrous meal by any means. I still ate it. It just wasn’t nearly as flavorful as I wanted it to be and my sweet potatoes were under cooked so that is never good.
So please..assess..try and make it on your own with your own touches and let me know how to improve it! I feel like I have the basics of a good recipe this just needs something more.