Today’s Happy Note: Food Network! There are a few shows on FN that annoy me but for the most part I’m fascinated. I love Ace of Cakes and Next Food Network Star. I tend to be a much simpler cook than most of those on FN, but it is nice to be inspired sometimes, even if the dishes are a bit complicated for my tastes.
Lots of great workouts this weekend! I wanted to do a long run but just was not in the mood to run in the heat or to do a long/continuous/boring workout. I was actually going to be doing another ultramarathon around the island today (with the same guy I have done the last two with) but, when I realized it was going to be 85-90 degrees all afternoon, I passed. I am NOT a heat/humidity runner at all. Send me out with four layers in a ten degree blizzard and I’m fine. But the heat? I just sort of wilt. The sun exhausts me! I would have loved to do an ultra today but I knew it wasn’t going to happen. I’m glad I listened to my body — I just had these terrible visions all morning of me lying in a hospital bed dying of kidney failure. Not a good image to go into a race with.
Anyways. My actual workouts: Yesterday I did a 4 mile run followed by 15 minutes HIIT on the elliptical and 10 minutes weights. Today was split up into three sections: Three mile walk, 30 minutes kayaking (!) and 30 minutes yoga/kettlebell.
I must say, it is quite refreshing not dragging myself through long, monotonous workouts when I don’t want to!
What do you do for a workout when you don’t want to do something long but you still want to sweat?
Dragging my hands and feet in the water definitely lowered my core body temperature a good ten degrees. To a normal level. Or so.
Lots of cold eats. Seriously, I think all of my meals today involved yogurt. I don’t like to eat more than one or two servings of dairy a day since it can be harder to digest. But there are just not enough cold foods on this earth. Especially now that my blender is broken. I do not know how much more of summer I can handle sans blender.
Anyone have any cold food suggestions that don’t consist of yogurt or frozen fruit or require a blender?
I saw someone make a list of thing to look forward to for the week the other day. I thought it sounded fun and decided I want to participate. 🙂
- Gymnastics class (assuming I find time this week)
- Friday night yoga
- Long run
- Meeting the students I’ll be working with for my non-profit job
- Getting paid (hey, it’s important)
- Therapy (I’m weird; I do indeed look forward to my time with L)
- Working on my book of poems
- Ocean swimming this weekend?
Sounds like plenty of fun! What are you looking forward to?
Mental health note: I have become really good over the last few weeks at identifying stressful situations. This sounds obvious, but sometimes when you’re in a moment of panic — the internet stops working or you find out your great uncle is dying or anything really — it can be hard to talk yourself down. I’m proud of myself for beginning to institute my self-soothing and destressing techniques. Go me!