Wednesday Workout: this morning-3 mile run on the treadmill (28:58 with 1 min. walking) – making up “Tuesday’s run” and 2 faster miles tonight for my “Weds. run” outside
As you can see, I skipped my Tuesday run (3 miles) after BodyPump last night and did it this morning! My chest is so sore from BodyPump because I tried to go higher on the weights and had to take some off half way through the track. I thought I could handle it, but I guess not!! I DID go up to the BIG weights for squats!! I was so excited to get the big 5 kg weights for that track!
If you are new to my blog, I am a music teacher and this week I help teach the high school’s marching band. We have two full weeks of camp: this week is 9:00-4:00 and next week is 8:00-6:00. I spend almost all day outside teaching the kids how to march with my friend Kim. We have been good about sunscreen, but it is impossible not to finish the day as a sweaty mess. We have been breaking the kids up into groups and working with different sections during the day. We have the kids always start with stretches and exercises (calf raises, jumping jacks, push ups, **planks!!** – new this year!) and Kim and I make sure to do them too! After doing these exercises four different times and spending the rest of the day outside, I was gross.
After camp yesterday, I rushed to my gym to make a 4:30 BodyPump class. It was strangely uncrowded, but I enjoyed the extra room. I’m really enjoying the new Pump release and almost have all the moves memorized :) When I left the room and headed towards the treadmills, I saw that they were super crowded. I was exhausted and starving and decided to go home. I thought there might be a chance that I would run on the treadmill at home, but knew it probably wasn’t going to happen. So I decided to double up and do both training runs today!
Last night I was in a cooking mood because I was so hungry and made the Barefoot Contessa’s Guacamole Salad that I made a few weeks ago. I’m taking it for lunch today along with lots of gum to chew after wards to get rid of the onion breath! I love the colors of this salad and think it tastes a lot like Chipotle and would be good in a burrito!
I also stopped at the grocery store after Pump because I had no food and picked up some new items to try …
The cream cheese is in a lot of dessert recipes… I am scared of making my own tofu and tempeh. I see tempeh on a bunch of blogs, so it must be pretty good, right? It has a crazy amount of protein and fiber!
I did try to make her chocolate chip cookies with sea salt tonight…
Along with my favorite chocolate coconut milk dairy free “ice cream” by So Delicious that doesn’t hurt my stomach :) The cookies were good but I only had whole wheat flour so I think they would have been better with some regular flour and more sea salt on the top! The salt tasted so good on them!
**Thank you** for all the nice comments on my “flirting with veganism” post yesterday! I was kinda worried about writing it because I didn’t want to get unfriendly feedback… but of course bloggers are amazing and I loved hearing what you guys do and do not eat!
Something I was thinking about today, do you have any foods that you will not eat because you think they are so unhealthy they just aren’t worth it? Mine would have to be DONUTS! I have this thing against donuts and in my mind I think they are like the worst thing you can eat. Are they really that different than a piece or two of cake? Probably not, but I won’t eat them! I’d rather eat brownies (my favoriteeeee)
Watch out for my first giveaway this Friday!!!!! It’s a good one!