I am getting all GETTY this morning, only 1.5 days till BREAK!
Yesterday was the best day ever. School flew by, and then I fought going to they gym after work but I remembered the HBBC and I made it in! I am so glad because I had an amazing workout. I was going to go to AKB but my class was canceled. I started out on the ET for 15 minutes to warm up, and then I hit the treadmill for a FAST 5k! I debated on whether I should stay on the ET for the entire 45 minutes or run, (because once again I loath the treadmill). But I knew I would get more points if I got in some miles. In order to make my run more fun and exciting I made it a speed workout. I ran the first mile at 9 minute pace, and then I picked it up for mile 2 to an 8 minuet pace. The last mile I speed up to a 7:40 pace and finished in 23:45, not the fastest 5k I have ever run, but it was on the treadmill so I am just GLAD I did it! I donâ€™t know how people train on that thing!
The treadmills at my gym face the outside, and the whole wall is windows. So as I was running I was watching it rain outside, nice and calm, and then it started SNOWING! Yes SNOWING, in So CAL! It hasnâ€™t snowed here this early in the winter in forever. We do live at a higher elevation, but still you rarely ever see snow stick. It made my run a lot more fun. But then I started thinking about how I was going to have to DRIVE in that! After my run I hit the floor did a great 25 minuet medicine ball ab workout, and a little stretching.
TOTAL HBBC: 57.25
When I got done with abs, I got all bundled up to go outside. As I got into my car, I blasted the defrost for a while but I was impatient so I got out of the car and shoved the snow off the back window. I have NEVER driven in the snow so this was my FIRST FOR TODAY! I drove soooo slowâ€¦lol..but home was only 3.5 miles away so I made it there safely. Hubby was there to greet me with a hug and a kiss, we both were like 5 year olds ready to play in the snow!
Thank you for all the comments yesterday about hubby and his job situation. Itâ€™s so nice to know that people are praying for us, and keeping us in their thoughts. Hubby is feeling MUCH better, itâ€™s like a weight has been lifted off his shoulders! I will be praying for you all too as you are seeking jobs, and other opportunities.
Ok back to our evening. Hubbys softball game got canceled so I didnâ€™t get a chance to wrap any of his gifts but I did get A LOT done! I made my BSI entry last night ( the BSI was carrots), oooo itâ€™s easy and a winner! Check it out:
What came first the Rabbit or the Chicken?
The Sunny Side of Carrots
- 1 large carrot chopped
- 1 sweet potato chopped coarsely
- parsnip chopped
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 cup of chicken broth or veggie stock
- salt to taste
- 1 tbs of nutmeg
- 1 egg cooked sunny side
Directions: Put all vegetables in a small crock pot add nut meg and mix. Pour chicken broth over the veggies, cover and slow cook for 5-6 hours. Once cooked take out about one cup and a half and put it on plate top off with one sunny side egg. Add salt if needed.
BAKING FOR THE CO-WORKERS
After dinner I was the baking machine! I pumped out 6 dozen of my oatmeal, chocolate, and cranberry cookies to give to all the office staff and my co-teachers at work! I was so licking my fingers and nibbling, whatever TIS THE SEASON!
Donâ€™t you love the packaging!
When I woke up this morning, the snow was so beautiful to see! I LOVE IT! I am so in the spirit of winter, much more now. But that meant no running outside:( So I am doing this little work out that Mark posted yesterday, it couldnâ€™t have come at a better time! The Thaw Out Challenge!
(this is my MY BACKYARD) well part of it.
Run in place for 3 minutesâ€¦..get the heart rate up.
1) 10 push upsâ€¦start on toes go to the knees if necessary.
2) 25 squatsâ€¦get the booty down as far as you can!
3) 30 second Planksâ€¦rotate from elbows to hands
4) 15 dipsâ€¦back to a chair and dip away!
5) 30 seconds of jumping jacksâ€¦.try a minute if you feel ambitious!
Repeat 2-4 times and you will surely have thawed out a bit along with burning some calories!
well that means I got to get going, I am thinking about making something new for bfast we shall see! Have a Terrific Thursday!
P.S. Look what I got from my Secret Santa at work:) ANOTHER NEW!