Ever since colitis flare #2, I’ve taken it easy with workouts by scheduling more rest days into each week and completely nixing my twice-a-day sessions. With that said, I woke up this morning feeling pretty sore (and just kind of blah) after last night’s CrossFit workout, so it was no-brainer to take a rest day today.
Murphy had a lot of energy this afternoon (and was driving me nuts), so I took him for a long “adventure” walk in the woods near our house.
I knew we’d be out for awhile, so I grabbed my Garmin to keep track of how far we walked.
I also took my iPhone and headphones so I could listen to music.
Murphy and I ended up walking for a little over an hour and covering nearly two miles.
Our time out in the woods got me thinking about whether I’d count it as a workout. I mean, I brought my Garmin and headphones and threw on my sneakers like I would for any other workout, but I never broke a sweat. I got my heart rate up at few times since the pug and I walked up a bunch of hills, but it didn’t seem like a workout since we were just wandering through the woods.
What do you think? Did my walk in the woods count as a workout? What do you count as a workout?
I ate lunch at NuVal today. I packed leftover Israeli Couscous with Chickpeas, Brussels Sprouts & Asparagus and sweet potato wedges. Easy, delicious, and nutritious.
After my walk with Murphy, I snacked on a vanilla Oikos Greek yogurt and some more sweet potato wedges, which I didn’t snap a photo of, but you know what they look like.
And, for dinner, I ate a big plate of whole wheat pasta with roasted broccoli, marinara sauce, and grated Parmesan. Woah, surprisingly filling meal.
Now, I want something sweet. Perhaps some butterscotch chips? Mmm! I think so.
Enjoy the evening! I’m off to veg-out on the couch!
P.S. Local runners: You still have time to enter my giveaway to win a free entry to the Tory Row 5K! I’m picking a winner in the morning!