I know I haven’t posted much lately but I promise its for a good reason. The past few weeks I have been studying everything I’ve ever learned in OT school for my licensing exam and finally took it last Tuesday (I didn’t tell you because I didn’t want to jinx it!). I’m still waiting for results so in the meantime I’m trying to de-stress with lots of running and strength training!
I’ve gotten in a few short runs lately, which have all been pretty good although very cold. I am really SO ready for spring-time running weather! I also did some speedwork on the treadmill, which I find is the easiest place to do it. My fastest speed the other day was 7:31/mile during speedwork! I only held that for .25 miles but for about 6 repeats. I was very proud!
I was going to shoot to run 7 miles today but the weather this weekend was so bad I decided to wait til tomorrow since it will be almost 50 and sunny. Crossing my fingers the run goes well and the weather is on my side!
I have also been doing a lot of strength training and got the chance to try out Equinox with Karl using his guest pass (he is a member, I am not). Karl is great to lift with since he really pushes me and helps me work out like a guy (aka makes me stop being so much of a wimp). I decided I want to build muscle by the summer and get serious about toning, so I am really pushing to my max during lifting.
I have been breaking down strength training days by muscle group according to Karl’s schedule and had a great time using all the machines/equipment for arms, legs, etc. I already noticed a very small amount of definition in my arms the past few days that I didn’t see before. Me likey! I’ve also kept up with #AbsByApril and loved the workout this week, my core is starting to feel really strong!
I am also OBSESSED with the Kiehl’s shampoo, conditioner, and lotions in the locker room at Equinox. Ah-mah-zing. I have been smelling my hair all day after I washed it there. It probably would have been better if I never tried it at all because now its all I want to use! I wish.
This week I have planned more running, lifting, and perhaps a few spin classes. Since I have some time now after taking my exam, I’ll be working out lots and lots.
As you know, I am a Sweat Pink Ambassador and through this great group I recently got the opportunity to try out and review a cool new product from a company called CORE. They sent me three varieties of their CORE Defender Meal, which are high-fiber full meals to go. Since I am usually busy and always running out the door for a run or to get to spin class, a quick meal is exactly what I need.
- CORE Meals are bar-sized fresh, raw oatmeal you can eat on the go.
- Store in the refrigerator or bring anywhere for up to 1 week.
- Included in each bar is all 13 amino acids, high plant fiber, and essential fatty acids.
- Eat a bar and drink water for the equivalent of a bowl of oatmeal.
- Created from 7 whole, raw, 100% organic, tested GF ingredients.
How do you de-stress when life gets crazy?
Would you try CORE meals?