Welcome back to yet another riveting edition of Fancy Oatmeal!
I can’t put my finger on it, but the past three runs that I’ve completed have been simply a delight. On Saturday, Monday, and yet again today, I was able to put up higher mileage and faster splits than I have for quite some time. It’s like I have a natural craving for it.
Not being a nutritionist, biologist, or qualified in anything more complex than making yummy noises when I eat, but I am thinking that all signs point to the raging increase in fresh fruits, veggies, and unprocessed foods I’ve been eating since Saturday afternoon.
It’s like a farmer’s market in my stomach! I mean, take a look at the last three runs that I’ve had:
Umm..please excuse the fact that the last three runs are 6-6-6; please be more joyed that they were between 2 and 3 miles longer than my average runs throughout the month.
Here was my run from today:
I ran during Monday’s episode of the Wendy Williams Show and it really helped keep me going with a “feel good” attitude all the way through the 6th mile.
I’m doing just fine, especially because I revved up the treadmill from 6.0 to 6.5 during the commercials for an extra kick of spice to my run.
Following my cardio, I knocked out four sets of the following lower-body workout:
- Squats with 12 lb. weights in each hand X 25
- Knee Raise/Backward Lunge X 15 per leg
- Side Lunge X 15 per leg
- 1 minute Wall Sit
Afterwards, I cleaned myself up and did some housekeeping: emptied around 10 of 35,000 boxes that we’ve shipped to Michigan. I didn’t take a picture because I was far too excited to get out of the house and into a FA REAL bookstore!!!!
You know how I love me some readin’ books!
There is a rule in my house that if there is a book that I absolutely loved reading on my Kindle, I have to have the hard copy version as well. I spoke awhile ago about needing to bulk up my thumb muscles from getting too lax from two years of reading a feather-weight edition of novels, and I’m hoping that when I go back to reread the current love of my life, John Green, that having the tangible version will help me in that strength training endeavor.
I picked up two copies of John Green’s novels, and will probably reread them after finishing the book, When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle for my new Facebook/We Went to High School Together Book Club.
*P.S.* The “You” in the title does NOT refer to an insatiable metabolism, and if it didn’t I wouldn’t have bought the damn book as I have never possessed one that could outrun a sloth tangled in flypaper.