Hello hello kiddos!
As expected, this morning’s Fusion workout was fantastic: sweaty and to-the-point.
The Strength and Conditioning part of the workout was particularly interesting, since we did a move that I rarely (if ever) do, working a muscle that I rarely (if ever) pay attention to.
Focusing on the Glutes with some Donkey Kicks:
This move is pretty challenging to begin with, particularly if you are a runner who never pays attention to your glutes. But Gavin (the owner and fantastic trainer at Fusion) had us take it a step further, with the promise of better booties, by adding a resistance band into the mix.
We did 3 sets on each side, alternating sides every 30 seconds. What a burner, and the after-burn was even crazier, wow! I am legitimately walking around the office like a moron today.
A gift from the Greek God’s: Yogurt
After this morning’s workout, I was particularly ravenous once I arrived at work. I couldn’t get to my desk fast enough to dive into some of this deliciousness:
This is a pretty standard breakfast for me, so nothing new here. Greek yogurt has become such a staple in my diet that sometimes 7-8 containers a week just isn’t enough.
Otherwise not too noteworthy, the greek yogurt creation was noticeably purty today, so I thought it should get some blog status.
This is what’s typically in the mix for breakfast:
- 6oz Fage Plain Greek Yogurt
- Assorted Fresh Fruit, about 1 cup total (Strawberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Mango, Peaches, Nectarines, etc. Whatever is in season or on sale, really)
- Small shake of Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
- 2-3 teaspoons of chia seeds
- A generous dash of cinnamon
Throw in a grande cup of Sumatra coffee, and I am ready for the day!
Big Salad Girl Strikes Again
I hate to keep bragging (wait, no I don’t), but my lunch wasn’t too bad-looking either.
I was in rush to get out the door to work, so I didn’t have a chance to get anything prepared at home. Luckily the salad bar at my office cafeteria is pretty phenomenal, and always has fresh local ingredients, and some interesting and nutritious stuff too. Score two points for Sodexo.
Further evidence that I have fully evolved into The Big Salad Girl: my favorite cafeteria cashier was laughing hysterically at me today when I placed my salad on the scale to calculate the price. She claims that my salads always win the most-expensive-salad-of-the-day award, which is sort of ridiculous, given the number of large men I am up against in said daily competition.
Let’s take some time to admire this work of salad bar artistry:
Up in the mix here:
- A bunch of Spinach as the base
- Cherry tomatoes
- Shredded Carrots
- Red Onion
- Steamed Broccoli
- Black Beans
- Beets (gotta keep this in check though
- Roasted Vegetable medley (delish!)
- Makeshift dressing with a splash of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and a few hearty turns of the pepper grind
I hope you all are having a great day and enjoying the nice crisp clear weather on the East Coast these days.
I’ve got plans to hit up the Art Museum steps tonight for a good plyometrics workout with Fairmount Runners.
Tomorrow morning I am back to Kelly Drive to meet up with the Philly Runner Track Club girls for a speed workout, gulp.