Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Hill Repeats, Let's Chat, and Stir Fry

Holy Hill Repeats
Ah, another sunny, warm day here. I think I could get used to this! It certainly makes for better moods. This morning I woke up to Jason's alarm repeatedly going off for swim (which he skipped). I was too much awake to try to fall back asleep for an hour, so I got up and did an easier step from Cathe's Low Impact Circuit DVD. There is a cardio only premix that includes 4 step combos. I just did the first 3 then abs from the same disc and stretched. I wanted to keep the intensity on the lower side as Jason and I were planning on hill repeats at lunch. Also, It was nice to do something to get myself moving this morning rather than roll out of bed and rush straight to work. I seriously roll out of bed and am able to be at work within 30 minutes. I eat my breakfast when I get to my desk.

Do you allow yourself time to wake up in the morning before getting ready and rushing of to work? Like enjoy reading the paper over breakfast?

While the weather was sunny and it was warm, it was fairly windy today. Hill repeats sounded better than running into a wall of wind for 3 miles. Plus, I need to amp up my endurance and work on speed as well. It was sort of at HIIT workout in a way. Short but intense. I love to power up hills. I know, I'm not right in the head most days.

Here's what we did: ran for 10 minutes as a warm up, then ran all out, up hill for 20 seconds then jogged or walked back down for 1 min 10 seconds. We did that 8 times then jogged another 5+ minutes as a cool down.

All I can say is - Leg Workout.

Let's Chat
Well, I don't know how you all feel, but I noticed something yesterday after I submitted my post. It (to me) felt rushed. It was all about the workout, the weather, and quick dinner. Not much fun to read I'm sure. For that, I do apologized. The post was not a representation of the day either, rushed. Perhaps I'm over thinking, that's most certainly not out of character for me. I hope that you, as my readers and friends, know how much I appreciate the time you take to read my blog and to post comments (for those who feel the urge). I see the comments as a conversation and I make a very conscious effort to reply to everyone. I don't have so many readers that I can't.

Do you ever stop back and read the comments and my replies? Do you appreciate it when a blogger replies back to your comment or do you see it only necessary if you're posting a question?

Just curious. Again, I love reading your comments and appreciate every one of them. It makes it feel less one-sided. Me: writing; You: reading.

Hot Debate Ends in Stir Fry
Dinner was a much-debated event this evening. Quite frankly, I did not want to cook this evening. We tossed around many ideas. Jason tends to throw out things like potato salad with grilled veggie dogs while I try to go along a healthier alternative. In the end, we settled on Spicy Veggie Stir Fry. We had a spicy stir fry sauce that we used. In a wok we cooked carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, purple cabbage, peas, edamame, zucchini, and Quorn Chik'n Tenders and served over soba noodles. The one thing I love about our wok is that it's completely non-stick so you use virtually no oil to cook the veggies.