Today I went on my last 20 miler before Grandmas. YAY! IT felt good. But I was kind of wondering because yesterday I went out to lunch with my dear sweet Grandparents and my Gramps wanted McDonalds..... so, thats where we went. I figure they have lived long lives and deserve to eat lunch wherever they want.
I think they are just cutie's!
I decided that instead of getting the cheeseburger meal (which is typically my choice, I tried to health it up a notch and go with the crispy chicken sandwich....I thought, I guess we'll see how I feel tomorrow?) Yes I still had fries because I really don't think I could actually go into McDonald and not eat fries...
Prior to meeting them I made my way to the gym for my swim class. (Which I am still loving! I highly recommend it. Get in the pool people, it feels great.) But before I hopped in the pool I went up to try and lift some weights....but then I looked and realized that I have no idea how to use ANY of this equipment. I typically do a barbell class which is similar to body pump so someone is telling me what to do the whole time. Every time I try to attempt strength on my own I end up walking around like someone who is lost and although I do actually figure a few things out I am never sore after...feels kind of pointless.
If it wasn't for classes or at home workout videos I am sure my strength would be Nada. Any suggestions on how to do strength on your own and actually feel like you did something?? Please help.
Then last night I decided for my carb dinner I'd cook pizza on the grill. Thanks Tyler Florence. I have used this recipe several times and I am never disappointed. There is something very thrilling about throwing dough onto the grill and watching it cook! I dunno. try it, let me know your thoughts =)
And here I am trying to take a morning self portrait of myself before I start. I had two girlfriends meet me for the first 12 and they were willing to get there butts outta bed and by at my house by 4:30! I have the best friends....I tried my new arm warmers and although I felt they were too big, they still totally worked and I felt like I was perfectly happy with my body temp. Hello Spring, YAY.
And again, here I am after the run. It felt good. After feeling all overdone I am happy to report this run went smoothly and I feel like I am ready to give Grandmas a real run for her money! I hope to be tough that day....any advice on how to be tough? I am only tough sometimes....
So here is what I am looking for.....
How do you stay tough during the last miles of a marathon?
What do you do when you see a sea of strength machines?
A specific workout would RULE, and FYI, we are going to be putting a workout page up with all the different plans and workouts we do so that if you are looking to spice it up, we can tell ya what worked for us =)
When you eat at Mcdonalds can you pass on the fries?
So far, I cannot.
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Happy Running all -Jen