Gooood morning! That is me trying to be enthusiastic that it’s only Thursday, ha!
I’m feeling good about my runs and workouts so far this week. Though I’ve been stuck on the treadmill, I got in three 3-milers, and I do feel like I’ve been able to go a little faster than usual, so that’s a nice feeling. Having the pace shown on the treadmill screen is a nice motivator.
Kickboxing yesterday was awesome. The instructor told me that I can start working on speed because my form is there, and wow that felt good! Kickboxing is totally out of my comfort zone and for a while I would even get nervous before class. But I feel like I’m really starting to get it now, and my muscle memory is getting better, so much so that I don’t even have to think about it much to do the combinations.
I did have to miss Zumba Tuesday night, but for good reason. I got to see Chris Powell talk! If you haven’t heard about him, he is the trainer on Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition. He was totally inspirational, and I’m working on getting a post together to share what he had to say.
In other random news, I made a pretty awesome smoothie this morning.
My standby concoction is usually peanut butter + vanilla protein powder + spinach + ground flaxseed + Almond milk. But today I decided to mix it up. I was sort of craving some fruit after my run. So I took spinach + frozen pineapple + frozen strawberries + vanilla protein powder + ground flaxseed + Almond milk (I use original unsweetened). It took me a few tries to get it to blend well in the magic blender, I think because of all the frozen stuff. But I just kept adding Almond milk and it came out deeelicious! It almost tastes tropical which is a nice since it’s 19 degrees outside.
That’s all I’ve got. Have a good Thursday!