This post is coming to you from drowsy-land, where I currently find myself. I'd tell you this post will be short but whenever I say that, I tend to ramble. Before I forget, I took a picture of my post-run meal on Sunday and forgot to post it! That can't happen.
|TJ's vegetarian chili and a fruit salad|
Ok, on to the now. My workout schedule this week started with a bit of a thud when I couldn't exercise yesterday. I didn't feel up to it and something had to give. That means if I want to hit my goal of exercising four days during this week (plus a weekend outing), I will be exercising four days in a row, something I generally try to avoid. We'll just have to see how this plays out.
Today started out good. And then I had lunch, a vegan "power bar" at a local coffee shop where I was having tea with a client. It tasted like it was mostly peanut butter and was about the size of a brownie, but MUCH denser. It actually filled me up just fine despite its small size. Must have been packed with protein. But let me tell you, I got SO tired about 30 minutes later. It was tough keeping my eyes open the rest of the afternoon.
Then, as the day dragged on, work backed up such that I had to work late. By the time I got out of there I had about 50 minutes at the gym, which meant more like 40 to actually exercise. I got there and was hustling to change clothes when I realized...no shoes. I forgot my tennis shoes. Grrr. This hasn't happened in ages. When I pack my gym bag I always tell myself, six things, I must have six things...
- sports bra
They are made by Birkenstock but are more like regular shoes just built around the Birkenstock footbed. I've had them forever and still really like them. Since today was a bike day I didn't actually need tennis shoes. And weight lifting didn't require them so why not? Here I am all dressed to workout but with my work shoes still on.
I know you can hardly see the shoes...
They're black and leather and flat so I don't think anyone even noticed I was wearing street shoes. They actually worked fine and I was happy with my stroke of luck that I didn't have heels or knee-high boots on today. That would not have worked. So I rode the upright bike on a hard level for 15 minutes and then did back/biceps/core. I got through most of my workout, only had to drop a few sets of core stuff to get out on time. I exercised for a total of 41 minutes and burned something like 280 calories. I'll take it.
I was glad the shoes didn't stop me because I needed my workout today. Two days in a row with no exercise would have made me grumpy. I should say grumpiER because I was plenty grumpy tonight. I don't know why, just not in the mood for any of it. I came home and made dinner. Thankfully, or maybe intuitively, the kids ate it without complaint. It was a pasta dish with tomatoes and I thought they might balk. Only one peep out of Myra and I told her what was what and she ate dinner happily.
After dinner I had a bit of housework to do and then we finally got some time for Legos on the kitchen floor. Next time I might save the housework until after they're in bed. I just don't feel like I'm seeing them enough. After they were in bed I did some meditative sweeping and laundry folding, which actually relaxed me some. I wonder if I'm PMSing? On that happy note, I'm off to bed. I have to get up extra early tomorrow to be in the city for an all-day training. 5:30am is going to come awfully early :/