I’m having a great week in the world of exercise. This past week brought Bari to my house where we were good influences on each other and didn’t slack off on a workout on Wednesday. I did the Tough Mudder workout again and it kicked my ass again. But I like a good exercise ass-kicking. Bootcamp really made me like the strength stuff. I guess I always needed a plan and never had one. The Tough Mudder website says that at least once before the event you should do their workout twice – back to back. That? Scares me. I’m *beat* after once through. But I figure I’ll get it done by the end of this month and then promptly need resuscitation. I’ll make sure I’m not working out at home alone so if I die, someone can call for help.
I’m only partially kidding.
I did miss the ToughMudder workout on Friday but that’s because I had an awesome run with Bari. In looking back at my long runs over the past few months, I realized that I haven’t run over 6 miles since my half marathon back on May 2nd. Huh. That kinda freaked me out. But on Friday morning Bari and I got up early and went out for an 8 mile run. We did it at a leisurely pace and I really enjoyed it. This weekend I’m not sure how I’m getting my long run done. T has drill, so that probably means a treadmill run, but I’m not sure I have it in me at this point to spend an hour plus on the treadmill.
Did I mention that I signed up for a half marathon on September 11th? Yep. Just a local one (which = inexpensive) but they have medals so I’m happy. Have I mentioned I like medals? I do. I like having something tangible and bling-ish to show for my hard work.
For the mini-challenge this week. I have no issues getting my dairy in. I always have a big bowl of cereal every morning and a big glass of milk with dinner. There is usually something else throughout the day. On workout days I have a protein shake made with milk. This week’s challenge of no ice cream will be easy. I like ice cream but lately it’s sounded to heavy. Though now that I say that I will probably have a craving for it.
I will go ahead and put it out there that my birthday is next Monday. I will be having cake…to be specific chocolate cake. And I will enjoy it immensely.
I’m hoping you all had a good week and got your exercise on and challenged yourselves to stick with the plan and not let the little voice win out.