No blog post does not mean no workout, thankfully. (Did that sentence just have an explosion of double negatives?) Anyway, I went to the gym early yesterday and did 2 spin classes, a mile on a treadmill and 45 minutes of strength training. My muscle groups for the day included primarily triceps and back, but I also threw some ab work in there. Today my triceps are super sore, which makes me quite happy. Usually after doing triceps, I find myself wondering if I'm doing the exercises right because rarely am I sore there.
This morning I slept in until 7. It felt really good. Once I was up and at 'em, I spent some time on the internet researching "clean" eating. Of course I had previously heard of it and read some articles on what it means exactly, but I finally decided that my diet still needs some tweaking so that I can fully reap the benefits of all the working out and running that I do. One of our spin instructors (who is also a competing fitness model, certified trainer, well-educated mother of 3 with one rock-solid body), touts following a clean diet, and if it works that well for her, well who am I to argue?
After looking at some recipe ideas and ingredient substitution lists online, I made my grocery list then Chris and I headed into town. After we did an awesome midday spin class, we went grocery shopping together. Then I spent pretty much the rest of the day cleaning, slicing, dicing, storing, juicing and generally preparing fresh produce, fish, chicken, whole grains and nuts for the next week. I will keep you posted on how things go over the next few weeks.
In the meantime, 3 weeks and counting until marathon day. Tomorrow I have a fun 11 miler planned that involves an uphill climb on the first half. I think those are becoming my favorite types of runs. I love being rewarded for working hard on some hills with an amazing view at the top followed by a downhill cruise back home. :)