This week has been CRAZY!! Work has been full steam ahead. I was supposed to be off on Friday, but the work load just didn’t allow it. We only have 5 days for our event that supports 850 Pakistani families…so of course I was more than happy to work, but blogging had to take a back seat!
Thursday morning I started my first day of training…to be a runner! I know, I know, super dorky. Most folks train for marathons and what not, but over the past year I have fallen off the exercise wagon. I’ve always been athletic, but I’ve never fully committed myself running. So I’m excited to build my stamina. I’m still in week 1, which consists of running for 2 minutes – walking for 3 minutes – and then repeating that 6 times. Since I’m a new runner…
I drink coffee before I run! I’m not a morning person. As much as I would love to say that I bounce out of bed at 6:30 ready to go…it takes a bit (of coffee).
The run was great! I felt ahh-mazing afterwards and Max was panting up a storm. He proved himself to be an excellent running buddy!
So cute! He looks like a young pup, but don’t let those sad eyes fool you! He’s a middle aged man, and he’s not starving!
Even though he was SUPER tired, he still maintained his post by the breakfast table while I enjoyed my Gluten Free overnight oats!
Sort of like my regular breakfast, but with an oaty boost! To make overnight oats, you just take rolled oats (Bob’s Gluten Free Rolled Oats) and mix with equal parts liquid (Silk Light Vanilla Soymilk).
Stir and let sit in the fridge overnight. I may have used a bit too much liquid, but I still thought they were great! I mixed in Gorilla Munch (of course) and sliced strawberries. Tasty!
Friday flew by! My Green Monster and Amazing Grass saw me through.
This morning I woke up feeling fairly refreshed…but ready for coffee, only to discover that I was out of creamer!! :) That sounded like a perfect reason to stop by Starbucks for a non-fat, no whip Pumpkin Spice latte!!!
It was a 3 shot morning! Gluten Free Update on the Pumpkin Spice Latte. Absolutely NO side effects for this gluten free gal!
Work today was great! Boring eats (steamed veggies) but it was great fuel for my day. Late night but I did come home tonight to this:
BFF Jam Session! Parrish on the left and his BFF Danny (who we nicknamed Danda) They’re going to see the Carolina Chocolate Drops tonight and were gearing up for the show. I wish I could go, but I have to work tomorrow and Monday. This past week has been a marathon, not a sprint, so I don’t want to stay out too late. (How very adult of me!!)
So, I thought I would update my Ipod instead! I made a killer playlist and can’t wait to use it in the morning. That will def motivate me to run.
What do you guys use to motivate yourself to exercise?