You guys, how amazing was the Boston Marathon yesterday? I watched Rita Jeptoo and Meb Keflezighi from my computer at work and was so impressed. It’s incredible how fast they were!
After watching the race I was all pumped up and, “I’m totally running later!! I’m gonna fly like the wind!” I spent all day thinking about how fast I was going to run when I got off work.
Then I got off work and next thing I knew I was eating leftovers on the couch and watching HGTV. And this is why I work out in the wee hours of the morning. Apparently even the Boston Marathon can’t motivate me to sweat after 5 PM.
While I enjoyed my dinner, Bella kept me company. Despite being perfect outside and having the back door open so she could play, Bella preferred to stay in with me. She likes to keep watch from her “perch,” aka the chair next to me.
While Coco frolicked around outside, Bella just sat there, watching from the perch. I’ve never met a dog who’d rather watch the cat play outside through a window than actually go outside herself. She’s very attached to her people I guess!
Workout & Breakfast
This morning, I woke up at 4:30 and convinced myself to get out of bed. I used the ol’, “just go for some easy cardio and stretching, nothing strenuous!” trick and it worked.
Once I was at the gym I hopped on the adaptive motion trainer and built up the intensity over 35 minutes until I was at max resistance and super sweaty. Afterwards, I grabbed a medicine ball to do 200 reps of ab exercises. After a little stretching, I was nice and awake!
Breakfast today was leftover quiche from Sunday and a banana on the side.
I just realized that having “marathon inspiration” in the title of this post might make you think I was inspired to sign up for a marathon or something. Don’t get excited- that’s not happening. If my attention span lasts me for 6 miles it’s a great day, so 26 isn’t anywhere in the foreseeable future.
Now that we’ve cleared that up, it’s off to work. Have a good one!
Did you watch the marathon yesterday?
How do you get yourself to work out after a long work day? I feel the same way about evening workouts that others feel about working out at 5 AM. I have no idea how people do it!