Monday, April 29, 2013

2 Workouts in 1

Because I needed to get a 4 mile run in before the end of the month…and before tomorrow’s 8 miler…I made myself get out of bed by 7:15 this morning.  I woke up rested and clear-headed when I rolled out of bed.  My alarm actually went off at 7am, but I laid there trying to get my sinuses to clear out for another 15 minutes before getting up.  I brushed my teeth, got my coffee brewing and turned on Good Morning America.  At 7:50, I ate my bowl of honey nut toasted oats with a banana and skim milk, then I got dressed for running.  I filled up my gym water bottle with filtered water and my running water bottle with Gatorade, then I headed out the door.

When I got to the gym, I did chest/shoulders/triceps strength training for about 45 minutes (305 calories burned).  Then, I changed from my regular heart rate monitor to my Garmin and headed out to the car.  I plugged my earbuds into my phone and strapped it to my arm, hid my purse and locked the car.  Then, I headed out for my 4 mile run.  The way I initially started going got shut down about a ½ mile into the run and I had to take a detour.  I miscalculated at what mileage I needed to do my turnaround to hit the 4 mile mark and ended up going 4.75 miles instead (burned about 613 calories).  Even better! 

As a result of all this, I feel absolutely fantastic today!  I just want to listen to music and dance!  Tomorrow, I plan to wake up at 7am again so I can get my 8 miler in before it starts warming up.

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