Today was the perfect weather to exercise outside! It’s about 80°F, very cloudy and most importantly low humidity. The humidity has been killing me lately. I didn’t realize how horrible it gets here (Gold Coast, Australia) in the summertime. The weather is predicted to be rainy for the rest of the week, so I’m glad I got a nice run in before the storm(s)!
I covered about 4-5(ish) miles. I walked for the first half hour or so. It felt so good to walk for some reason and I just wanted to enjoy nature for a while. Then I alternated sprinting (about 20-30 sec. at a time) & power walking. I wish I had a Garmin watch like This One so I can track my progress for real instead of guesstimating. Ooh I just noticed Allie has a pink iPod Shuff, too! Very handy for running (clips right onto my shorts).
Before… I drank a nice cup of joe and was more than ready to get running. During, I felt like my head was going to float off because of a big ‘ol coffee buzz. After, I was sweaty and extremely attractive 😉 . Notice my vibrant pink sports bra (from Target).
After my invigorating workout, I had some yogurt!
This consists of:
- Non-fat (low sugar!) Berry Yogurt
- A Chopped Small Apple
- The rest of my Failed Granola Bars
- Flax Seeds
I settled in bed with it as I watched my favorite movie of all time: Center Stage!
[Fun Fact: I met two of the main actors at my past hostess job in NYC – “Charlie” and “Cooper.” The restaurant where I worked is right across the street from Lincoln Center and turns out… they still dance there! I wanna go to the ballet when I get back to the city and see them perform.]
When the movie finished, I was hungry again. So I made a nice lil salad. It’s sort of a combination of my favorite salads: Caprese and Tomato, Cucumber & Feta.
The simple ingredients:
- Dressing: EVOO, Balsamic Vinegar, Squeeze of Lemon, Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper
If you make this, I suggest you add in either feta or mozzarella. Also use less onions than I did. WEW! A very strong mint couldn’t even cover up my crazy onion breath. It was really good though & I think the lemon squeeze makes a big difference.
Oh and did I mention the two squares of dark chocolate I devoured after this salad? Mmm.
Now I’m thinking about what I should make for dinner. Life is hard. BYE!