This morning my husband had to travel a few hours away for some work-related stuff, so I had to go it alone at the gym. I got there just as the 6am spinning class was about to begin. I felt okay during the first class, even though I was a little tired. When I finished with spin class #1, I moved on to a treadmill, where I did a 2 mile run in about 20 minutes. When I finished with my run, I went on to do my strength training. Today's muscle groups: back and triceps. I spent 30 minutes doing alternating reps with both machines and free weights. Finally, I went back to the spin room for spin class #2. Joining the gym was the best decision my husband I have made in a long time. :)
Today I came across something interesting as I was scrolling through my site hits. I saw that someone had come to my blog from another website for runners, so I went to it and saw this (click on the link to see):
So that was pretty cool. I'm glad to know there are people getting something from my blog.
Lastly, I don't do a lot of posts about food, even though nutrition and distance running certainly go hand-in-hand. Just FYI, if any of you are ever interested in what I eat on a daily basis, feel free to go to my www.MyFitnessPal.com page and have a look at my food diary (my user name is PriscillaBake). Unless we're somewhere with no internet access, I log my food and exercise on there every day. I keep my food diary "open" so anyone can look at it. Fair warning: some days are better than others. I have been known to cave to the occasional treat and/or restaurant favorite. Along those lines, I just have to share the recipe for the most heavenly smoothie I think I've had in a long time.
Coconut Protein Smoothie:
6 oz. Silk Coconut Milk, Vanilla or Original
1/2 frozen banana
2 Tblspns. vanilla protein powder
2 Tblspns. artificial sweetener or honey
1 container Dannon Light 'n Fit Pineapple Coconut
1/2 cup ice (more or less, depending on how thick you like it)
This amount makes enough for one big smoothie and is only around 200 calories. :)