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!