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Happy… Wednesday

18 Jan

Happy Tuesday Wednesday!

For some reason I keep thinking that today is Tuesday. I guess I’d rather be one day behind than one day ahead πŸ™‚

This morning was a little crazy. My mind is feeling pretty scatterbrained right now. I hate when that happens!

Two attention-whorish things I wanted to share on the exercise front:

1. Our zumba instructor kicked our butts last night. My coworkers and switched to a different instructor because we wanted to change class times. And wow, this new instructor is CRAZY!! I was sweating by the end of the FIRST song. wowsa!

2. At 6:07 am this morning I woke up and was out the door on my run by 6:30! It was a little snowy along the roads but I dressed warmly in tights and a jacket, and wore my trusty reflecting vest and head lamp. It was really nice to be out running early and watch the sky get lighter with each step that I took.

I have a happy hour tonight so I knew that if I didn’t get out the door this morning it wouldn’t happen. It definitely felt great to have my run done by 7am! I’m tempted to try to do it again tomorrow because they’re calling for some heavy snow tomorrow evening. we will see. depends on how much will power I have.

I noticed that I have been SUPER hungry this morning, despite eating my typical breakfast (chobani greek yogurt + bear naked granola) – I wonder if there’s any correlation between morning running and hunger level?

I’m not a huge fan of snow so I’m happy to see that the sun has come out and the snow is melting little by little.

Enjoy the rest of your hump day!

Planned workouts for the week
Monday – Rest
Tuesday – Zumba
Wednesday – 30 minute easy run
Thursday – 35 minute tempo run
Friday – Hot Yoga
Saturday – Rest
Sunday – 6 miles

I have no voice

13 Dec

I woke up this morning and went to say something to the hubby, and my voice sounded raspy. It was easier to whisper.

I don’t know what happened to my voice but work has definitely been interesting today. I don’t feel sick at all so there was no point in staying home, but I preface every conversation with “sorry I’m losing my voice so I can’t talk very loudly.” I’m just hoping maybe it’s from the air in the apartment being dry because of the heat being on, or just some passing thing.

I’ve been sipping tea all morning and sucking on Ricola. Hopefully I won’t wake up tomorrow and feel like I was hit by a bus.

Lunch today is Thai leftovers! My favorite. We ordered Thai on Sunday for dinner and I had enough green curry w. tofu and veggies left to bring it for lunch yesterday and today. YUM. My coworker claims it would be super easy to make at home – just veggies, curry paste and coconut milk – I’m just not sure if I want to try cooking with curry.

My run last night was awesome. I told the hubby I had to just get changed as soon as we got home and get out the door and not think about it. I did exactly that and it felt great. Once I warmed up the cold didn’t get to me at all. It was funny though, since it was so cold and dark I got SO “suited up” to run. Running tights, long-sleeved wicking shirt, running jacket, headphones, reflective vest, headband, watch, gloves. It took a while to get out of it all once I got home.

Despite my raspy voice, I’m still planning to go to heated yoga tonight. I feel completely fine – I just sound awful. I’m actually kind of hoping that the sweating will help. I often go for runs when I have a small cold to “sweat them out” and it helps a ton. I have no idea if this is actually sound medical advice, but I know it works for me.

Workouts planned this week:
Monday – 30 minute run
Tuesday – Heated yoga (60 minutes)
Wednesday – EA Active arms and abs
Thursday – 30 minute run
Friday – Zumba
Saturday – Longer run
Sunday – Rest