Wow, what a busy Monday! I can’t believe it’s 5 o’clock already. I’ve been glued to my computer almost all day. I actually accomplished a lot today, so I really have nothing to complain about, but I still wish I had a couple more hours to work, ya know?
I’m starting to think I might be a workaholic or maybe addicted to social media? Are there signs that I should look for? I really need to unplug more often.
After lunch, I ran some errands and then popped into the gym for a run on the treadmill. I used a workout that I found in Runner’s World as a guide.
I started with a 20-minute warm-up at a 9:30 pace then moved onto the first interval, which was 15 minutes at half marathon pace. From there, I did two 10-minute intervals and a 5-minute interval, each one at a faster pace.
Here’s how the intervals broke down:
- 20 minutes
- 15 minutes
- 10 minutes
- 10 minutes
- 5 minutes
I felt pretty good and covered 6.4 miles in 60 minutes, but I’m getting a little nervous for the race this weekend. I know I’ll finish; I’m just not sure how fast I will be. I hope I am ready!
When I got home from the gym, I refueled with a smoothie. In the mix: frozen banana, plain yogurt, almond milk, vanilla protein powder, ground flaxseed meal, and a couple scoops of cooked brown rice, which added some serious chew.
I sipped my smoothie while hanging out with Murphy in the backyard. I have no idea why he looked so upset– maybe he was bummed that I didn’t share?
Third Annual Yoga Challenge
Once again, I plan to challenge myself to a month of yoga starting tomorrow on March 1. My goal for this Yoga Challenge is to practice yoga for at least 20 minutes three days each week. I have an intense racing schedule starting this coming weekend and not ending until the second weekend of April, so I want to regularly practice yoga to help keep my body healthy. Hopefully, this little challenge will help motivate me.
In years past, I’ve invited CNC readers to join me for the Yoga Challenge and set personal yoga goals for themselves. I hope you decide to join me!
Time to unplug. Off to do non-computer things!