The Inadvertent Interval SprintsPosted: July 29, 2010
As I sat down to write this post, I realized I rocked three workouts yesterday! I’m a champ, baby!
My first workout came in the form of an epic two hour game of park tag. Seriously, folks, it was like doing interval sprints with rock walls and monkey bars thrown in. Those kids weren’t messing around, either – they were relentless! My shirt was literally soaked through with sweat by the time my sorry behind plopped down on the bus. I actually woke up a bit sore in my arms from one of the contraptions that required you to hang on to a handle while jumping from one wobbly mushroom to the next. Intense, I tell ya!
Workout two was a gorgeous, three-mile run through a light, drizzling rain after work. For once, the temperature was below 90 degrees (only slightly, but I’ll take what I can get!) I nailed the 3 miles in a respectable (in my eyes, anyways) 28:08. I honestly can’t wait to get back to treadmill running, where I find it easier to be consistent with my time as well as monitor my splits. The air conditioning doesn’t kill the appeal either 😉
If that won’t make you want to sit down and eat two pans full of food, I don’t know what will…
So that’s exactly what I did!
Volume eating was definitely in order! No veggie was safe from a massive roasting project!
Lemon pepper broccoli, garlic and sea salt green beans, eggplant cubes with Montreal Chicken seasoning, naked corn.
For some obligatory post-workout protein, I spread a dollop of peanut butter on a few apple slices. I had no idea that would also turn into pre-workout fuel for round number three: Power Yoga! I was definitely feeling some tightness from the afternoon, so I busted out a few Downward Dogs and Extended Mountains on my own, but it felt so amazing that I decided to go for this 20 minute podcast from yogadownload.com. This was hands-down one of the favorite classes I’ve done so far!
Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Off To Work I Go…Two more days and then I get a two weeks off from work! As much as I could use some solo downtime, I’ll be headed home for a belated birthday celebration with the family, and I think I’ll be crashing there for the extent of my vacation! I could use some home pampering 😉
Do you ever find yourself accidentally working out?