Fitness

FOOD

It took me a while to drag myself out of bed this morning, and I’m still working on my time management skills as I adjust to this new summer schedule. So, breakfast was made in a jiffy.

Waffles topped with almond butter and strawberry preserves. It has been so long since I’ve had waffles. I wish that I had a waffle maker and didn’t have to rely on toaster waffles! These are from Vans and were pretty good considering that they’ve been in my freezer for quite some time now.

Hodge podge for lunch, as per the new usual.

Then I had a protein smoothie after my workout, double chocolate-style!

Dinner was a variation of yesterday’s.

This time, however, I used bulgur instead of quinoa and blueberries instead of cherries. I also added in some cinnamon and took out the almonds, but I’m sure the almonds would have been fine with this as well. OmnomnomHave any of you tried this out yet?! Mayhaps for brekkie? Tell me about it if you do!

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LIFE

KIN today was all about FITNESS. Fitness can be measured in five ways: Cardiorespiratory Endurance (most important), Muscular Strength, Muscular Endurance, Flexibility, and Body Composition. We also learned about the tests that can be done to measure each of these aspects.

I received the most wonderful e-mail this morning: my second class was cancelled! Meaning that I got to go home early 🙂 I didn’t even care that it was rainy out; not having to stay on campus for another 7 hours is always a great thing. I just barely caught the bus so that I didn’t have to wait around for 40 minutes and was home before I knew it for lunch, after which I went for a run. I probably should have waited another 15 minutes or so before setting out, but it turned out okay. It was just spitting rain so it was perfect weather for me to go out in. refreshing

When I got home, I got the mail and found that my Spanish textbook finally arrived! I finally have both of the books that I need until July in my possession. Hurray! Week 1 of classes is almost over and all’s well so far. I’ve done my homework and am keeping up with readings for the time being.

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FITNESS

I played basketball fir the second half of my KIN class today. Lesson learned: I am really bad at basketball. Just because you’re taller than a lot of other girls does not mean that you are good at basketball, people!

It feels like I haven’t gone for a run in ages; probably because this week has seemed so long and jam-packed with classes and work starting up again this week after pretty much having two weeks of nothingness. I did my scheduled 4 miles and some change:

Mile 1: 8:54
Mile 2: 8:27
Mile 3: 8:10
Mile 4: 8:00
Mile 4.2: 1:31
Total: 35:03

Not bad! My bootay was killing though. Okay, not killing, but it certainly is sore. After my 9-miler last weekend, I’m really starting to think that the distance won’t be as much of a problem as I thought it would be. So, I’m really going to try and focus more on cross-training from now until my race in September and especially my race next month (lots of hills!). I think that I put too much emphasis in building my total mileage each week, but mileage isn’t everything! Overall fitness is better than mastery in just one area of fitness. Being able to run for over an hour straight is great and all, but I’d like to be able to pick-up and hold a two-year-old as well (Reason #22 why I would make a bad babysitter, I’m not strong enough).

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Does anyone else get really cranky when their blood sugar drops? – Beware being around me if I haven’t eaten anything in a few hours, I may bite your head off. It’s a real problem!

Have you tried my grain-fruit-nut-butter combo yet?

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10 thoughts on “Fitness

  1. YES i defs get cranky when that happens!! WHAT I LOVE BBALL! I gottta admit im pretty dang good at it.. ive got a killer shot! but iv been playing for a while!.. AWESOME RUN!

  2. I get so cranky when I haven’t eaten in a while too. I just start to tell everyone to leave me alone 😛

    Don’t worry it’s on my menu to try your little creation soon!!

  3. Oh my gosh yes! When my blood sugar drops I turn into a meanie! I’m a pretty easy going, happy person until I get hungry. I pass out if it gets too low, so I have to eat or else I will be a passed out grouch! 🙂

  4. I’ve always sucked at bball. I’m too much of an “individual”.. yeah… that’s a good word for it!
    Your dinner looks good! I haven’t tried it yet… but I should!

  5. NICEEE run!! Get you and those negative splits!! I definitely recommend more cross training! K, well now I have to do it all the time cos of the injury, but I wish I’d done more before to PREVENT it in the first place! 😛

    Hehe and trust me if I don’t have food for a couple of hours I would eat ANYONE I came across! I get hangry!! 😉

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