Thursday, August 4, 2011

Running, Lifting & Kitchen Rest Day = Hubby Cooking

Treadmill Run & Weights
Thankfully, we all slept better last night. I think Bella may have just been overly excited the first evening. I actually woke up at they time I would try to get up for an early morning run. Unfortunately, the index was already 90 degrees. I just didn't have it in me to try to force a run. Of course, I did kick myself most of the morning as my treadmill run loomed ahead.

I was definitely not into the treadmill run one bit. Sometimes I can handle it better than others. Today...not so much. I decided to do myself a favor and do a short run with intervals then hit the weights for the rest of the workout session.

I started with 1 mile then did 1 mile with intervals, followed up by another mile to round out the mileage to an even three. The intervals were as follows:
2 x 2 minutes (8:13 and 9:31 as recovery)
2 x 1 minute (8:13 and 9:31 as recovery)

I really struggled to keep myself on the treadmill for the last mile. Totally counting down the minutes and tenths of a mile. Even worse, my favorite earbuds died yesterday and the backups kept slipping out. So very annoying. Anyway, After the run, I got to work on biceps and legs.

GS - 3x8
Alternating curls
Hammer curls
Incline curls

SS#1 3x8
Squats with low-end pulse
Plie squats

SS#2
Alternating lunges - 3x8
Calf raises - 3x15

Alternating squats with front kick - 2x10

I didn't think I hit the legs that hard until I was leaving the gym and going down some stairs. Shaky shaky legs! Good thing tomorrow is my rest day.

Kitchen Rest Day
Speaking of rest days, it was a rest day for me in the kitchen (ladies, can I get a Hell Yes). I had emailed Jason asking if he had any ideas for dinner (this is sort of a ritual by the way, even if I have something planned). I told him I was clueless and it was too hot to even think about eating. His first response was that we could have cereal then he said cold soup and salad.

If anyone knows me, cereal won't cut it. I was super busy today and only had time to say, no to the cereal and no to cold soup. I thought I'd have to come up with something on my own and let it go.

Apparently he channeled his inner "Heather" and started plotting and planning a recipe (or recipes). Here's his response:
actually, I was thinking of the gardien chkn with a strawberry balsamic sauce (not salsa) with feta & fresh basil then I was thinking of angel hair pasta with a little olive oil and lemon and some nutritional yeast then I picked up  a big zucchini to shave for a veggie side. I also thought about zucchini noodles if you really don't want pasta then maybe a little side salad
Wow, ok... And he has the nerve to tell me I go nuts with recipes ;-)
 

I did nix the pasta, so we had zucchini pasta on the side with side salad. I promise to get recipes tomorrow, because the balsamic strawberry was awesome.

Daily To-Enjoy List:
  • Not having to cook