Thursday, July 31, 2008

Gave Blood and took a day....

Jen and I didn't get home from our baseball bonanza until almost 5a.m. this morning! Well worth it as the Cubs won and we had a great time. Got to watch the last inning from the second row behing first base!

Our "free day" wasn't too nasty! Air popped pop-corn (which I think is good for a non-free day) at the ball park....then an hour later some AWESOME waffle-fries. We did NOT get cheese with them. Miller Park has some awesome brown mustard! Is that a Wisconsin thing?

After the game, we stopped at Wendy's. Jen got a single burger. No cheese and threw out the bun....BUT WAIT!! I came up with the idea of using a "flat-out" wrap instead of the bun (if you don't know about flat-outs then we must tell you.....) and Jen came up with the master stroke of using a wedge of laughing cow we had in our cooler. The result: a much healthier and I think tastier burger! I got the grilled chicken wrap, threw out the wrap and used one of our "flat-outs".

We of course had our frosty's which is the whole reason we went to Wendy's in the first place. And Jen cut up a bannana and put half in each and we put our fiber ceral into it for the crunch. That is better than any blizzard you could get from the DQ!!!!

Today I gave blood. And took a day off from any training at all. Legs are happy, I think they were a little shot from the week. And it is NEVER a good idea to exercise before of after giving blood. It's a day for rest......

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tuesday-Yoga Class!!

Had a wonderful yoga class with Chris at CityYoga, and though it was challenging, what a nice diversion from the intense strength workouts we have had for three weeks!

I asked Chris if he would mind me doing an "old fashioned" weight workout tomorrow, as my legs are a bit tired and my upper body is chomping at the bit to have a weight workout. But Chris said that is exactly what he wants us to be feeling be a horse at the gait excited for the next phase to start...but no starting it 'till next week!

So....I'll run easy tomorrow.

One thing that we talked about at the end of class tonight is how cool it is that aside from some little tweaks, no one has sustained an injury during these intense workouts. I love that! And my hip hasn't given me more than a small tweak in a few weeks, and I haven't missed a run workout yet! And don't plan to!

Tomorrow Jen and I travel to Milwaukee to see the Cubs and Brewers play.....can't wait!! And it's our "free day" but I don't think we're going to hit 4100 calories least I hope not!

Speaking of that, if I had that day to do over, I would omit the Starbuck's sweets. 600 calories for both of us, and they went into our bellies so fast, it wasn't really worth it. The pizza, however, was awesome. 1100 calories for us both, but that was enjoyable for about an hour. The pastries? A few minutes at best...... I'll post how we do! Go Cubs!

Entry for Monday, July 29, 2008

Had a good run today. 10 miles! Even though we were at the theatre until 1:30 a.m. Sunday and I had to be up at 6:15 to get to the dentist. 10 miles on 2.5 hours sleep. I am glad I did it but I must get more sleep! (He said as the clock strikes 3 a.m.!!)

Struggling with the late night eating. I know my weight is fine, but I do feel "cleaner" when I stay away from big portions late at night. Even if they are large portions of veggies. I know it's emotional as well......Oh well, a lifetime to work on it!

Giving Blood on Thursday with Jen.

I would like to sub my wednesday run with an "old fashioned" weight workout. I wonder if Chris will ok that.

More later....must sleep!