Hi, guys! I hope you’re having a fabulous Tuesday!
As expected, today’s WOD was a good one:
2000 meter run
2000 meter row
Ever since the Boilermaker 15K, I haven’t run very much (that race kicked my butt), so I was psyched to get out there and run today. The run was only 1.25 miles, so I really pushed myself for the entire distance and finished at 8:20, which was an average pace of (holy crap) 6:40. I spent about 10 seconds catching my breath and strapping my feet into the rower before starting the 2000 meter row. The row was tough, and I felt awful for most of it, but I managed to pick up my pace for the final 250 meters. I finished the row in 9:21 and the WOD in 17:41.
Once I finished the WOD, I felt kind of bummed because I realized that I wussed out on the row. I had a nice and steady pace for most of it, but I know I could have pushed myself harder. On the run, I was able to overcome that “uncomfortable” feeling (when you’re completely exhausted and just want to stop) and push past it. I have a lot more experience with running, so I know what my body can handle and how to push through that feeling when I need to. Rowing, however, is still pretty new to me, so as soon as I felt that “uncomfortable” feeling, I babied myself and slowed down instead of toughening up and just doing it. I guess that drive comes with experience? All I know is next time I row at CrossFit, I’m not going to be a wuss!
How do you motivate yourself to push through that “uncomfortable” feeling? Do you think it’s easier to push past it when you’re familiar with the exercise/sport or does it not matter for you?
After CrossFit, I ran a bunch of errands, which included buying Murphy more dog food.
And picking up a couple of boxes of Birthday Cake Oreos for tomorrow’s giveaway on Trading Up Downtown. Yummm”¦ I know you want to win some!
Today’s lunch was an open-face BLT. We only had three slices of bread (leftover from the mini club sandwiches at our party), so Mal got two and I got one.
On the side: raw veggies.
With sweet roasted red hummus.
With lunch, I also finished drinking a protein shake.
Toward the end of the meal, Mal broke out our jar of Teddie Peanut Butter.
So I dipped a few celery sticks in it. Delish!
Of course, the pug wasn’t far from the peanut butter action.
After lunch, I had a quick phone interview and then Mal and I headed out to tackle our newest house project.
On the drive, we stopped to buy a couple of iced coffees. He got Dunkin’ Donuts; I got Marylou’s (obviously). Thankfully, they’re right across the street from one another, so we didn’t need to travel far. I went with a White Russian iced coffee, which really did taste like a White Russian (minus the booze, of course).
Are you wondering what our newest house project is all about? We’re re-doing our bathroom this weekend! Woohoo!
Our bathroom is easily the worst/most outdated room in our whole house. The sink alone drives me crazy””no matter how much I scrub it, it just never looks clean. Plus, our toilet is two-toned. The toilet itself is beige and the seat is white. Ugg-ly. Mal and I tried to spruce up our bathroom by painting the walls back in September, but it didn’t really help. So, this time, we’re going all out and replacing the floor, vanity/sink, and toilet.
So, this afternoon, Mal and I checked out the usual home improvement stores (Home Depot & Lowes) and then visited a small tile place that a friend suggested. The folks there were super helpful and let us take samples home to try in our bathroom.
We ended up ordering the tile on the right, which should arrive on Friday. Now that we have the tile picked out, the rest of our decisions will (hopefully) be a piece of cake.
After spending the majority of the afternoon shopping for bathroom stuff, I was absolutely starving. There was no way I could wait until dinner to eat something, so I made a whole wheat wrap with honey, sliced apple, and Brie cheese inside. Holy yum x 10.
shoving that snack into my face eating that snack, I’m still hungry, so I’m going to start making dinner. FEED ME!
Enjoy the evening, friends!