Here they are! My new running shoes. gorgeous huh? I ran a couple steps on the treadmill to make sure they are keepers and they felt awesome. Can’t wait to run in them tomorrow! and the pink is SO pink. they’re perfect. I’m excited to run them in the 5k this weekend too.
I had grand plans to get up early to do my arms n abs workout on EA active this morning but I couldn’t fall asleep last night – I just kept waking up! So waking up this morning didn’t happen but I managed to squeeze in arms n abs right when I got home from work. After a superfast shower the Husband and I went to dinner at my grandmas to eat with her and my mom. She had tossed salad, home made rolls and a veggie lasagne. She also had some homemade italian dressing which was delicious. My grandma always has tons of desserts (what grandma doesn’t right?) so I had a little bit of strawberry roll and a homemade cookie. She sent a lot of goodies back with us – leftover lasagne, cookies, strawberry roll and a box of Thin Mints. I’m thinking some of the cookies and strawberry roll are going to be going with me to work tomorrow – there’s just too much for us to eat!
Heh, I wish it was the weekend already. hopefully these next few days will fly by
So here is a photo of the amazing banana muffins I made last week. They are awesome. The recipe was one I randomly found on allrecipes.com It has a yummy crumb topping and is super banana-y. Highly recommend.
As far as exercise, yesterday was a rest day. Today after I got home from work I did a quick 30 minutes on the treadmill, it felt great. I expected it to drag and drag because the treadmill can be so boring but I really felt great after it.
I’m feeling pretty excited because I ordered a new pair of running shoes on Saturday, and they’re scheduled to be delivered tomorrow. For my first 1 1/2 years of running I ran in Asics Gel Cumulus, but I found that my ankles bothered me a lot. So I decided to give the Asics Hyperspeed 4s a try. I really wanted something with a very small heel to toe drop because I had a suspicion it was causing my ankle pain. After my first run in them I felt great. The only issue was that they are technically trainers and thus wear pretty quickly. I have only about 250 miles on them but I started getting symptoms of needing to change shoes – shin splints ick – so the husband and I did some research this weekend to find another good neutral shoe with very minimal heel to toe drop. We came across the Saucony ProGrid Kinvaras and I’m hoping they’ll do the trick. The best part was I was able to get them in pink! I’m always a little sad to say goodbye to running shoes – I feel like I spend so much time with them on my feet and they’re with me through good and bad (corny right?) but I’m excited to get some new ones and give them a try.
Hello hello. Wow the weekend flew by!
My banana muffins tasted as great as they looked, I’m going to have to figure out how to post a picture on here so I can show you and share the recipe!
My current work schedule allows me to alternate between taking a full day off friday and taking a half day off on friday. This friday was my off day – yay! I woke up early with the husband and spent some time in front of the TV doing Yoga from the On Demand menu. wowsa, my hamstrings were tight! I was taking yoga weekly before we moved and I have to find another place to take it now so I can get back to it regularly. I feel such a difference just from doing it once. Until I can find a class to take I’m going to stick with On Demand for sure. After yoga I took a quick shower and then met up with a high school friend of mine for breakfast. Veggie omelet, english muffin and a fruit cup – perfect for a friday off of work breakfast.
Then my day went a little crazy. The plan was to go to the grocery store, go home and unpack the groceries, clean a little, and then go to a 2:30 doctors appointment. I was planning to go grocery shopping after breakfast but realized I didn’t have a pen – and I really needed one. Our list was so long I knew I’d forget stuff if I didn’t have something to cross it off with. Luckily my parents live near the restaurant so I stopped by to go borrow/steal a pen from their place. I opened the door and my dad scared the crap out of me – I had no idea he was working from home friday. We chatted and caught up for about half an hour, and as I was leaving, I realized I needed an oil change and this was a great opportunity to stop at Valvoline and get one. So I ran there, got an oil change and started driving to Wegmans. Then my dad called and said my brother had stopped at home and wanted to see if I wanted to get lunch. My brothers away at school so I thought, this sounds like fun. Keeping in mind that I had a 2:30 doctors appointment to get to. So we meet for lunch at a local brewery – I get a personal margarita pizza but only eat about half because I’m still super full from breakfast. After lunch I head to the grocery store. It’s 12:45 at this point. I have a little less than 3 hours to grocery shop, stop at home to unpack, and get to the doctor. I have a HUGE list of things to buy so I literally ran through Wegmans grabbing stuff off of shelves and throwing it into the cart, and somehow made it out of there in 45 minutes with a cart full (a full sized cart, not one of those small carts). I get back to the apartment around 2, unpack, and then leave to get to the doctor. After my doctors appointment I had to run back to Wegmans and pick up a few things I forgot (including Burritos for dinner) since I was in such a rush. whew. Thank goodness this town is small and theres very little traffic. Definitely not a relaxing day off though, that’s for sure!
A few other highlights from the weekend: Husband got his Pennsylvania license plate and registration without having to go to the DMV – yay for AAA! We mailed our taxes which was the best feeling ever, glad that’s done. I signed up for the Air Force 10k in September – my moms going to do the 10k with me and my dad will be doing the half. I was tempted to sign up for the half but I have a horrible time training for anything in the summer because of the heat, so I figured the 10k was a safer bet. I’m also looking at another half in October… hopefully I’ll make a decision on that one soon. Exercise wise I did a 6 miler with my dad on Saturday and did an EA Active custom work out that I made that really works my arms and abs on Sunday. I’m feeling my abs and arms for sure today!