I probably should be doing something other than writing up this post at the moment, say working on school work or rinsing off my sweaty skin from my time at the gym, but no… I feel the need to write.
I was having a pretty decent Monday: it started with a couple pepita pecan pumpkin muffins and iced drip coffee, a cute outfit, and clear blue skies. All four classes went swimmingly, and my backpack was stuffed with healthful autumn-inspired snackage:
- 2 crunchy carrots + flax almond butter
- plain 0% Greek + 2-3 T pumpkin & drizzle of agave
- … topped with 1/3 c. Nature’s Path Flax Plus Pumpkin Granola
- 1 banana
I like my carotenoids [a.k.a. orange pigment]!
Seeing as I am at school beginning before 9:00am, I am always more than ready to get home when 4:00pm rolls around. Unfortunately, I must wait for the 4:20pm bus, and when the bus doesn’t end up departing until 4:50pm, I become very peeved. It doesn’t help, either, standing outside all that time in the hot hot sunshine, hungry and parched.
Eventually, I made it home just in time to slip on some workout gear and head back to campus to The Resort. After my unplanned rest day yesterday, I was eager for to fit in a run before my bi-weekly BodyPump class.
- 1 mi. indoor track run @ 8:10
- 20-minute treadmill run – 1.0 incline
5 min. each @ 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5mph
Glistening from my 8-minute miles, I headed over to the studio where BodyPump is every Monday and Wednesday night to find an empty room with no instructor in sight. I looked at the schedule posted on the door… nope, NO WRECPump. I had heard a rumor the class may get cancelled, but I had my fingers crossed it wasn’t true. My roommate and I just stood there in the middle of the gym for a few minutes like sad sad puppy dogs. I double-checked with the group fitness coordinator passing by that what I had read was in fact true. It was… so not the news I wanted to begin my week with =[
Well, I wasn’t just gonna stand there enjoying the eye candy, while turning into plump pumpkin myself. I picked up a 15lb. barbell and started to do a bit of pumpin’ on my own. Then I ran 1.5 more mad miles.
- 0.5 mile @ 3:55
- 0.25 mile walk
- 0.5 mile @ 3:40
- 0.25 mile walk
- 0.5 mile @ 4:10
It wasn’t my anticipated happy Monday evening exercise regimen, but it was movement. I can be thankful for that.
Here’s to a rejuvenating Running Tuesday!
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1. Are you a BodyPump lover?
2. What’s your favorite orange fruit or vegetable?