Dear Friday, welcome back

February 17, 2012

Three cheers for Friday!!! 🙂

Day three of fighting this cold and at least I can say that it hasn’t really gotten worse.   Its been a pretty consistent cycle of wake up clogged and stuffy, have a strong run in the morning and lose my energy mid-afternoon.  Lucky for me and my training schedule, i’m pretty stubborn.  I’ve been able to hit each goal for this week training wise, even though I swapped a few days and skipped a morning workout today in favor of some rest and an evening run.   Here’s a look at what i’ve been up to:

I’ve run a total of 9 miles so far, two days of 4.5 miles.   Happily, despite being sick, I’ve been able to keep both runs at under a 10 minute pace.

I’ve done two mornings of XT on the bike and have been trying out different workout programs to keep from getting bored.

This week I also joined a gym!  I stepped outside of my comfort zone and went to a class on my own for the first time ever.   Despite feeling drained and sniffly – I wanted to start making the most of my money right away.  So I took my first Body Combat class last night.  The class was SO Much fun – a high intensity mix of different Martial Art forms.  It was great to get back into some kickboxing moves and to be sweaty and out of breath.  I did some lifting before hand too, so my body is TIRED today.   I love that achy sore muscle fatigue that lets you know you did it right 🙂  I can’t wait to go back next week for another Body Combat class and to start mixing in other classes into my routine.

Lifting wise, I was sort’ve slacking this week, despite increasing my weights last night when lifting.  I”d really like to start seeing some change in muscle definition and I’m worried that the same old lifts just aren’t cutting it anymore – anyone out there have some lifting advice for how to tone up the arms???

Even though I’ve been half sick for the 2nd part of the week, I’ve really felt my best during and after a workout and even though its probably more of a mental thing, those smoothies I made the other night just make me feel 10X better and i’ve been on a HUGE greens kick ever since.  Almost every meal, while relatively unexciting this week, has included some sort of greens.  I just feel better after eating them, I even jazzed up some already delicious leftover Pad Thai with a mix of sauted brussel sprouts, kale and broccoli.  Ob.sessed.

And now, I am off to enjoy some hot tea with a bit of homemade bitters in it and fight to stay awake – 8:30 is an acceptable bedtime, right???


PS for your viewing pleasure – here’s some of my favorite quotes this week that have kept me going.   The first is from my Body Combat class last night and the pictures can be found on my pinterest boards, some “pinspiration” if you will…

“This is a fight and in a fight, somebody’s gotta win and somebody’s gotta lose.”  Don’t. Lose.



So true for this week.



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