Hi! So, I did indeed make it to the gym, and it felt so good just to run. I used to hate it when people said that and just figured they were lying. But it really does relieve all kinds of stress and get your endorphins going!
A lot of it, in my opinion, depends on what you’re listening to when you run, and how many BPMs and all that. A sample playlist from my IPOD:
I think my top five fave current workout songs are:
1. Love and Memories (OAR)
2. Back to Indiana (The Elms)
3. I Gotta Feeling (The Black Eyed Peas)
4. Crazy Possessive (Kaci Battglia…even though clearly it’s cooler to spell Casey with a C.)
5. Shout It (Mitchell Musso. Radio Disney…don’t knock it till you try it.)
What are your favorites?
P.S. Can someone please explain the age-old question of why girls end up a sweaty, stringy-haired mess at the gym, and guys just end up looking charmingly rumpled and glistening? I’d really like to know the origin of this unjust truth.
So anyway, I did 3.25 miles total on the treadmill, including a 5-minute walk warm-up and two 50-second walking breaks in the middle, and finished the whole thing in about 32 minutes. Like I said, not fast, but that’s ok. I’m sure my times will improve the more I run.
Of course, when I came home, I felt the need to eat immediately. But I knew I should hold out for dinner. So I made a pitcher of this instead:
The Target brand of peach tea…it’s SO good! My friend Bonnie got me hooked on it. It just comes in these 8 individual packets:
Homemade pizza! I eat a LOT of pizza. You’ve been pre-warned. This is just Dr. Krackers topped with tomato sauce, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, sliced mushrooms, and spinach. I baked it for about 25 minutes at 375 on a foil-lined baking sheet (why the foil? Because I’m lazy and don’t want to clean the cookie sheet afterward). Here it is pre-cooking:
It was really good. 🙂 And then I had a bit of unpictured peppermint ice cream for dessert. Because what kind of meal doesn’t include dessert? Not a complete one.
Well, I’m full and happy and ready to finish off DEXTER! (Ironic sentence there…hehe.) I don’t want the season to be over…sad face. But of course, American Idol and smarmy Ryan Seacrest are right around the corner! Aside from said icky host, I love it.
Blogger out! Take THAT, Seacrest.