I woke up bright and early yesterday morning to get my sweat on. The hotel where I stayed in Des Moines had a pretty nice gym (I actually worked out there the last time I visited), but I decided to do a CrossFit-inspired workout in my hotel room instead.
The best thing about creating my own workouts is that I get to pick all of my favorite exercises and make it as hard (or as easy) as I want. This workout incorporates some of my very favorite moves (yay, Burpees!) and gives you a mix of upper and lower body strengthening and core work.
Have fun with this one! It’s definitely a butt kicker! Maybe I wasn’t totally awake, but I stopped a number of times to catch my breath and rest during it. It’s a total body workout, and it took me almost 15 minutes to complete.
After my workout, I took a quick shower and then met Chandra for breakfast. She lives in Des Moines, so she met me at my hotel and then we walked across the street to Mr. Filet Steakhouse. A friend of Chandra’s told her their breakfast was really good, so we were excited to check it out.
As soon as we sat down, our server came to our table to offer us coffee. Without thinking, I said yes to a mug of (caffeinated) hot coffee and proceeded to drink it. Chandra and I chatted non-stop, so the caffeine + my colon/colitis didn’t even cross my mind. But, hours later, I’m happy to report: NO ISSUES! Hooray!! I don’t plan to start drinking caffeinated coffee on a regular basis, but I’m glad to know I can enjoy a little bit every now and then without issues.
For breakfast, I ordered two eggs with homefries and toast, which is clearly my favorite diner breakfast. I ate this same meal the day before!
One of the signature dishes at Mr. Filet’s is their Greek omelet (Chandra ordered it for breakfast), so our server brought me a side dish with part of one so I could try it. How nice is that?
The Greek omelet was awesome—definitely order it if you ever visit Mr. Filet’s! Inside was Gyro meat, crumbled feta, and sautéed green bell pepper and onion. Holy yum indeed.
Chandra and I hadn’t seen each other since March 2011 for the Black Cat 10-miler, so it was great to be reunited. Luckily, we won’t have to go as long before we see each other again. We’ll both be in New Orleans for the Rock ‘N’ Roll Half Marathon in February with Monica. Woohoo! Can’t wait!
Question of the Day
When you go out for breakfast, do you typically order a sweet (pancakes, waffles, muffins) or savory (eggs, bacon, sausage) meal?