Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Cold Snap

I haven’t posted for a few days, so let me do a recap of what’s been going on.  Sunday, I went and met a couple friends for lunch, then we went to some stores.  We ended up at Academy so I, of course, bought a couple new sports bras because some of mine are pretty much worn out and need to be tossed.  I have to take one of them back because I didn’t realize it was cotton instead of the wicking material.  After I left their house, I went to the fabric store to use a 50% coupon I had and get me some black fabric that I need for future use in skirt making.  After that, I went home and about an hour later I got ready and drove to the gym.  Oh, I should explain because I think I last posted that I was going to run 7 miles on Sunday.  Soooo…a cold front blew in nice and strong on Sunday and it was COLD and WINDY and a little rainy too.  I’ve said before I can do the cold, but the wind turns me into a big sissy.  Also, besides all that, I was still dealing with the chest congestion and sinus issues, so I didn’t think it was a good idea to try and run in that for over an hour.  So I decided gym on Sunday, run on Tuesday.
I got to the gym and this is the workout I did:
• TRX bicep curls 4 x 20

• TRX tricep extensions 4 x 15

• TRX deltoid Y's 4 x 15

• chest to military press on exercise ball, 1st set with 10# did 20 reps very easy to do, 2-3rd sets 15# did 10 reps very difficult to finish

• bent over rows w/20# dumbbells 4 x 15

I skipped the abs portion of the workout because when I attempted the obliques exercise with the TRX straps, I didn’t feel I was doing it right, so I just opted to skip abs.  I’ll find and watch a video on youtube about how to properly do that exercise the next time.

After the gym, I took a shower, of course…then I headed out for dinner with a new friend.  We talked for a good long while and it was really nice.  He and I are going to be really good friends and he’s a vendor at the renaissance festival so he can give me advice and such for when I go in a few years to try and be a vendor at the festival as well.  Awesome!  Makes me even more excited to start that chapter of my life.  Of course, I won’t be able to commit to it until after I’ve [hopefully] gone through and passed the basic peace officer’s course in 2016.  Between now and then, I’ll do what I can to beef up my inventory and then I’ll take 2017 to beef up that inventory even more and then in 2018, I’ll apply for a booth at the Sherwood Forest Faire festival in McDade, TX! 
Anyway, after dinner with him, I stopped at the grocery store on my way home to get my food for the week.  I bought some “healthy” frozen dinners (I say healthy that way because really, how healthy is a frozen dinner, even the Lean Cuisine and Healthy Choice, etc ones) and a BUNCH of fresh stuff…fruits, mostly.  I love fruits.  Something I’ve noticed a lot of people I follow on Instagram doing lately (the healthy bloggers) is taking a picture of their grocery store haul.  So, I figured I’d start doing the same thing.  I didn’t include the frozen dinners in the picture, but they were all SmartOnes and Indian food ones.  In fact, I think I’m going to go out of my way to find Indian (and Thai) food frozen dinners in the future and eat those more than the other “healthy” ones
Monday, I had a dentist appointment at 9 to fill another cavity.  Joy.  I was there until almost 10, then I had to hit up Sam’s Club for a pallet of 16 oz bottles of water.  Then I went to Hobby Lobby, bought a stencil I need to make a “RUN” wall plaque and a couple other things.  By the time I got home, it was 11.  And I felt horrible.  Worse than I did on Sunday.  So, I just laid down until it was time to get ready for work instead of running.  Sometimes, rest is more important to your body than getting exercise.
I went to bed shortly after getting home Monday night so I could get lots of sleep and feel better today.  It worked.  While I didn’t feel great when I woke up, I definitely felt better than yesterday.  Before I go further with what I did today, here’s what my phone and the Weather Channel app said about the weather last night:
So, yea, freezing temps AND freezing rain overnight.  What does that mean?  It means frozen sidewalks which means running outside is not safe or a remotely good idea.  So, I hit the treadmill this morning.  Before I did that, I had a brilliant idea to help make my time on the treadmill less dreadful.  I downloaded the U-verse app and now I can watch shows I’ve recorded on my DVR on my phone!!!  So awesome.  
Tomorrow’s weather is supposed to be waaaaaay better than today’s and the last couple days’ weather.
I’ll probably eat a whole wheat bagel with egg salad in it in the morning.  That’ll be really good pre-long run fuel. I'm planning to get that 7 miler done...finally!  I plan to be out the door no later than 10, so that's low 40's.  7 miles, that's an hour and, say, 15 minutes (over estimate).  So, done and back in the apartment and in the shower by noon.

1 comment:

  1. As far as frozen meals go, I know they suck, but they're so convenient sometimes and better than the alternative. I end up doing a frozen meal for lunch most days at work. My favorite by far is Indian -- it's Amy's brand Mattar Paneer (NOT Mattar Tofu, that one is disgusting I think). If you find it and try it, let me know what you think!


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