Friday, April 07, 2006

April showers & TGIF

Wasn't able to blog yesterday since I was out last night. I was so tired when I got home that I only had the energy to read & comment on other blogs. Anyways, yesterday's LBWO superset workout was fairly successful. I hit my 10's in some of the supersets, but not all. So next time I do it, I'm going to increase the weights on some of the exercises. I'm still sore today from yesterday because I did enough new exercises to shake up my body a little bit, so I'm still very happy with the outcome.

Last night, I went out with a friend to Max & Erma's. Does anybody have this restaurant in their area? The food was pretty good! My friend ordered hot soft pretzel for appetizer. Of course I ate some! The meal part wasn't bad - Carribean Grilled Chicken with Mango Salsa, rice, & steamed vegetable. It came with 2 chicken breasts, so I took one home for tomorrow (can't eat meat today coz of Lent). Then I had their signature chocolate chip cookies, which are are to die for! You have to order it in the beginning so that they bake it right then & there, then they give it to you after your meal fresh out of the oven. Yummm! I had one piece at the restaurant, then another piece at the movie theatre where we saw Ice Age 2. Definitely a kids movie, but there wasn't anything out that we wanted to see! I would have seen Phat Girls or the movie with Antonio Banderas about ballroom dancing, but they didn't open until today.

Surprisingly, I woke up early enough this morning and made it to Spinning class. The Friday morning instructor is a riot! She must have had a massive dose of caffein intravenously injected into her before she left for the gym, because she was just bouncing off the walls! Really super peppy! She was pedalling really fast, even during the climbs! At one point, we had to do jumps where we had to stand then sit down, but she did it one second up then one second down - and while pedalling like 100 mph! I tried to keep up with her but I was afraid I was going to fly off my bike! I looked around and I felt better when I noticed that I wasn't the only one not able to follow her pace. Needless to say, I had a great cardio HIIT workout this morning. I don't know if it's her or the cookies from last night, but I had so much much energy during the workout! Afterwards, I did my ab workout using the physio ball & weights.

I was doing so well all morning and into mid afternoon with the eating until I went to the kitchen at work to refill my water bottle. Sitting on the coutertop was a big plate filled with brownies & cream puffs! I just about drooled! So what did I do? I took a small piece of brownie & one piece of cream puff & ate them. And the remainder of my day at work, I felt so guilty! It was raining all day, but when I went home, the rain stopped, the sun came out, and it was warm! So as soon as I got home, I went out for a run. Pretty insane, huh? After yesterday's LBWO and this morning's Spinning, you would think I've had enough! I took it easy and did a light jog to start with. Next thing you know, I just kept running without any walking breaks! When I got home I immediately mapped out my route. Get this - I ran 4 miles straight! I had to walk .1 miles each for warm-up & cool-down, but that's still frickin unbelievable! Shoot, I've never even ran 3 miles straight outside before, let alone 4 miles! WOOHOOO!!!

The funny part is, after now getting the hang of running outside, I don't think I can go back to the treadmill except for HIIT. It's just so boring! I still need the treadmill for HIIT though since I don't know how & when to change the speed on my own. Plus, I get a kick out of bettering my 20 minutes HIIT personal best. ;)

That's it for now folks! Thanks for hanging with me! Sorry for the long, boring post. Have a great weekend!


Donna said...

We don't have that restaurant around here, I've never heard of it. The chocolate chip cookies sound yummy!

What a workout! Congrats on running the 4 miles. You must have felt great. I still haven't gotten outside, the weather has been crappy this week. Next week is supposed to be nice though, so maybe, just maybe.........

Melissa said...

Oh my, that cookie sounds so good. I LOVE warm and chewy chocolate chip cookies...I'm thinking I'll have to have one or two on free day! :)
GREAT JOB on the 4miles! That's awesome! I'll bet you had such a runner's high goin on. Way to go!

Jess said...

I've heard of that restaurant but never been there -- it sounds wonderful.

WAY TO GO on running 4 miles straight!!!