Today’s Mini Goal: Meet someone new in one of my classes! Friends have always helped me flourish, and I like meeting new people, but I’m a little shy about it. I’m going to try to approach meeting people with less anxiety, at least for today (tomorrow, actually).
Alright, I’m speed-posting/reading/commenting tonight my friends. Lots to do! I went to a women’s mentoring/networking event tonight that took up my whole evening. It was worth it though. I met lots of cool lawyers, public officials and artists.
The event had lots of tasty catered food, including these desserts! I definitely indulged, but I feel fine since I didn’t overdo it. I like dessert. When I was little, my mom used to tell me that I couldn’t have dessert everyday, and I would get so mad that sometimes I would refuse to eat my dinner without the promise of dessert afterwards! I was naughty.
Mini chocolate covered tiramisu!
Mini cannolis (I had one).
Perfect milk chocolate truffle. I also had a small chocolate covered piece of raspberry cake (my best guess).
Pile of delicious.
Okay, so I only took one other picture today, and that was of my afternoon snack. I’m usually ready for a snack between 4 and 5, and then I eat a later dinner. This snack was phenomenal, and the flavors were amaze together!
Dried pineapple and dark chocolate covered pineapple. Protein, fiber, carbs, pretty colors, chocolate? What more could I ask for in a snack? Nothing. I truly believe that this is the epitome of aftenroon snackage.
I wish my posts could be organized like Janetha’s, and they would just have a meals section and a moves section. But my posts would just get boring if I did that. Janetha, on the other hand, seems to hvae mastered the creativity-within-a-framework format!
I had one of my best lunches ever today. It was a HEAB inspired egg scramble. No pictures, because it looked a bit funny. But it included sauteed onions, mushrooms, and zuchinni, two organic eggs, salt, and cheddar cheese. Why haven’t I been adding salt to my meals? I actually tend not to want salty things, but every once in a while when I do a really hard, sweaty, or long run, I crave salt. I think it’s a hydration/electrolyte thing. Anyways, this was a delectable combination (I feel like I’m running out of adjectives to describe my tasty morsels! Any suggestions?)
I woke up early to get it done today. I kind of go back and forth on getting up between 6 and 7 to run before classes or going in the middle of my day if I have a long break or going on the treadmill in the evening. For some reason, I just knew that I was not going to wanna do this run later in the day, so I sucked it up and headed out at 7 this morning. I’m not sure what it was about today, but this run was super fabulous. Maybe because I had a small handful of nuts before I left? Usually I don’t eat anything, so I think this gave me a solid energy boost.
I had 8×800 with 400 recovery between each on the schedule today. I still have no functional garmin, so I converted the workout to a time-based one: 8×4 minutes hard followed by 3 minutes easy. I think my fast parts were roughly a half mile each, so it worked out nicely.
I did this workout all the way around Central Park (plus a mile warm up and cool down), so there were some tough hills thrown in there! I really pushed myself, but I never felt like I was dying. I actually really loved this workout. Shocking. Speedwork normally makes me so anxious that I feel like I’m going to throw up, but today was different, and I am grateful for that. If you are looking for a workout that combines speed and endurance, this is it, but I don’t recommend doing it if you haven’t been building both of those up for a little while.
No mental health news or stories today. I do have to say though that I am feeling infinitely better this winter than I was at this time last year. I have a history of rough Februarys (bad things always happen to me in February; it’s actually a little bit eerie), but I am confident that my newfound self-esteem and my strategies for dealing with my emotions will help me have a good month, and a good semester. I can do it!
What’s your favorite workout? Do you have a “fallback” workout that never fails in a pinch?
Do you have a least favorite month?