This race was HARD. I think part of that was most likely due to a few unfortunate factors combined…
1. I hadn’t really been able to eat much the week before.
2. I hadn’t really been MOVING much the week before.
3. I HATE running in any heat (which is why I signed up for Tough Mudder Virginia Beach on June 8??? Sorry team, I should have mentioned what a wimp I am in the sun!!!)
4. I dislike running up hills just about as much as I dislike running in the heat…and there were many of these:
This picture doesn’t do the hills justice…I was unpleased! (Yes, I used this blog as an excuse to stop and take a pic!! Like I needed an excuse for a break…) I definitely had a few moments at the tops of hills where passing out seemed imminent…but thankfully, I was able to power through and finish. Yay for finishing, although NOT my best time for a 10miler at all. Oh well, I’ve got two more lined up for this summer anyhow
On Monday night a friend and I planned a healthy dinner night, which was a lot of fun. She made curried sauteed chicken with spaghetti squash, and I made meatloaf and green beans.
Everything was SO GOOD. I started buying grass fed beef from Evermore Farm and it is amazing, plus I feel good about eating it. Seriously, if you can spare the money, it is a great investment. If the additives in commercially sold meat isn’t enough to turn you off of it, then the treatment of the animals might change your mind Eat happy animals!! They taste better, for sure.
Here’s a pic of my workout buddies from this morning! I did 3 sets of:
10 pull ups (ok so I can do 1 full pull up with a jump start and then 9 hanging pathetic 1/8 pull ups)
10 push ups
10 tricep dips
10 bicep curls
10 tricep extensions (think this is what they’re called…)
5 lateral raises (this is pathetic, I know, but 10lbs is heavyyy!)
10 rotational dumbbell presses
Not so bad for a get up too late to gym it so have to work out at home workout!