Books: Diet Failure…The Naked Truth. I was sent this one for review. It’s a tad hard to wade though but so far it’s packed with good information. If you want a full understanding of the role insulin plays in fat storage and weight gain, this is for you. Stay tuned for a full review.
Running Path: Ha! Is this some kind of a joke? My mill isn’t really a ‘path’ but that’s where the bulk of my runs are happening lately. I got out for 11 solid miles last weekend on one of my favorite, hilliest (by flatlander standards) routes.
Non-Running Workout. I’ve been sneaking in Pear Sports workouts. This app is beyond cool. Workouts are downloaded to your phone and you wear a heartrate monitor. A coach talks you through the workout and kicks you in the behind if you’re not in the proper HR zone. What’s not to love? More on this to come.
Drink. Recently I’ve been giving Oatworks smoothies a whirl. They’re gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, and non-gmo with the added benefit of oat fiber inside. They’re fairly high in sugar for my taste, so I save them for really hard training days or share one with a friend…or kiddo.
Excitement: Spring break is coming up! I don’t think I’ve ever longed for a break and some warmer temps as badly as I do this year.
Garden item. I picked up a seed starting tray from Costco the other day. Our snow may be here until August but I’m starting my garden anyway, dammit.
TV. You know I have to say The Bachelor. Despite how far south it’s gone this season, I finish what I start and I’m hanging tough for the final two episodes…plus I have nothing better to do on Mondays nights…except help with homework…because I love homework so much…said no one ever.
Indulgence. Because of the impending spring break swimsuit event, I’ve been trying to rein in the indulgences. I’ve got Death by Chocolate ice cream crying from neglect in the freezer. I have been carbing up for hard workouts with a childhood favorite though. Rice pudding. With plenty of cinnamon. My kids think I’m nuts. They don’t know what they’re missing.
Website: My Fitness Pal. I outed myself last week that I’m a food journal dunce. Tina suggested My Fitness Pal, so I’m giving it a try. So far I don’t love it…it didn’t know what running drills were and didn’t assign any calorie burn to strength training…but I don’t hate it either. I just keep logging all that rice pudding I’m throwing down. Let’s see how long I can stick with it this time…
Pet Peeve. It’s a tie between tailgaters and people who go like 15 mph under the speed limit. For the record I never go too slow so there is no need to tailgate me. I don’t tailgate those that go too slow either. Like the guy in the red minivan doing 35 on a 50 mph, single-lane road the other day. I may have been muttering obscenities, but tailgating? Me? Never.
Mood. Tired. Is that a mood? Ok happy it’s the weekend, even if I have to take the dogs for shots and sustain the trauma that is swimsuit shopping. Rice pudding and swimsuits don’t mix well, in case you were wondering.
What are you doing currently? Do you like rice pudding? What’s your dream spring break destination?
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