10 happy things
|March 22, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Uncategorized|
I am just SO happy right now, and on a bit of a HIGH!! This is probably mostly due to the amount of sugar I have just consumed (date addiction…), but also because there has been SO MUCH to be happy about!! So here are 10 things that have made me happy in the last two days…
Pre-workout snackage. Convenient + tasty = WIN.
3. Double excitement: I am officially a gym member again (of the cheapo gym not the posh one- cheap gym is MUCH closer to home…and cheap) AND on my way to the gym I bought a BUCKET of peanut butter.
I am hiding behind the bucket a) to show that it is nearly the size of my head, and that really says a lot about how big the bucket is, and b) because my face is the same colour as my hoodie (cheapo gym=rubbish air con).
Love it!! Still won’t last long though around me!
4. Having a killer running-day-off workout. Monday was a running day off, so I spent some time resting my shins by staying away from the treadmill, elliptical, summit trainer, etc. and instead spent some quality time bonding with the bike whilst geeking up…
…on Sports Nutrition!!
Monday workout: 35 mins speed intervals on bike + BodyPump. My Monday instructor (who I LOVE) has changed pretty much the whole routine to ‘challenge’ us more. My muscles today are telling me her challenging routine worked. Ouchie.
Medjool dates stuffed with nut butter (one PB, one almond) and chocolate chips. SO yummy. If only Medjool dates weren’t so darn expensive, I would probably eat this all day, every day!
6. Tempo Run Tuesday.
Took it a bit easier than normal so I didn’t overdo it on my shins, but still it still rocked!
1 mile warm-up
1 mile @ ‘comfortably hard’ pace- 6.44 min/mile
1 mile @ ‘easy run’ pace- 7.35 min/mile
1 mile @ cool down/chill pace- 8.20 min/mile
…but were mostly okay. And I iced them up afterwards
I have been saving that almond butter jar for SO long, and it finally got put to good use! My first YIAJ- AMAZING stuff!!
I ate so much ‘cookie dough’ straight from the food processor and it was GOOOD! Adapted from Averie’s recipe. I subbed mango for chopped dates and white chocolate for dark chocolate chips, because if you don’t know by now how addicted I am to these things, then you never will! Anyway, these balls are the most DELISH thing ever, and taste almost EXACTLY like cookie dough!! WIN!! Averie is a genius!
9. Early morning spin tomorrow. And I mean early. I don’t think I have EVER gotten up at 5.45am before to workout. So this’ll be a first! I’m slightly freaked out by the time, but since I looked like this last time after spin…
…I can’t wait to get my early-morning sweat on! BRING ON THE SPINNER’S HIGH!!
10. My upcoming giveaway, which I will be announcing TOMORROW. Or Thursday…but anyway, SOON!! This is an AWESOME one, so stay tuned!!
Aaah I love life
Tell me one thing (or more than one!) that has made YOU happy!
Are you a spin fan? I love it! It’s SUCH a killer workout, and turns me into a sweaty beast!!
Are you an early workout person? What time do you work out? I do the majority of my workouts in the afternoon/evening, but on a Sunday I have an early one. Even that though is only a 7.30am start, so not that bad!
Enjoy the rest of your week friends!!