**I was so excited to hear all of your thoughts the last few days regarding pre-run nutrition and how you define a “Successful Run“. You guys are all amazing in your approach to running and working out. It was really beautiful to read! Most of you said when you put forth the effort and have a smile on your face, then the run was successful. YES! Totally agree, 100%
My internship has been over AND yesterday was a “no run” day… Just those two things alone added up to me being super antsy and bored yesterday!
I did do a few things to stay busy however!
–I made cookies! My family was SHOCKED! I never bake (I am a horrible baker) and I especially never bake sweets. Well, ok, these were exactly full-on buttery, sugary cookies. They were a recipe from Redbook magazine and they are healthy–put they still came out great!
-I worked more on my gifts for my sister! I gave you a little sneak peak the other day of one of the items I was working on… well here is the second thing I making! ((No secret to this pic, it is what it is!))
–I spent hours at Half-Priced Books. Wow, why would I ever buy a book full price from Barnes and Nobles again!? Half-Priced is amazing… I can walk out with 8 books under 10 $. You just can’t beat that…
-I GOT AN IPHONE! No more droid living for this girl! I love love LOVE it! Maybe it will encourage me to take more pics for you guys so you arn’t just word digesting (boring, I know sorry!)
-I returned to my high school for a visit! I went to a HUGE high school (graduated with over 1,000+ in my class) and I still meet my running group there on Monday’s and Thursday. We meet in the parking lot, and I don’t go in too often, and when I do it is always very weird!
-I watched episode 1 of Orange is the New Black. Everyone has been raving about this Netflix show! I had to check it out. After 1 episode, I can say that I really like and definitely see it being a favorite of mine as I continue to watch!
-I did pushups and situps galore! I did 105 pushups and over 10 minutes of situps… just enough to get me nice and sweaty! Those pushups just about killed me! I did them in sets of 15 up until 60, then sets of 10 until 100, then a final push of 5 just to “solidify” that over-100 number! SO SO HARD!!! My arms were dying and shaking! I gave my self about 15 seconds rest in between each set… not only were my arms about to give out, but my breathing was ragged, making me feel like I was getting some good cardio in as well! Double score 🙂
…. And that leads me to announce my PUSHUP CHALLENGE that I will begin starting NOW!
I love having little goals 🙂 For a while there it was Planks ((I reached a PR of 12min30sec plank!))
…and now I will do the same with Pushups! I will work on them daily! They are such a great exercise for the cardio and muscles!
Some Things to Keep In Mind
-No equipment needed, no excuses! Pushups are so “simple” and “basic”, we can do them while watching T.V, waiting for our toast to Pop, or heating up our tea in the microwave! Wherever and whenever, just hit the floor and bust out as many as you can!
-Reduce the amount of rest time as you get better!
-Be consistent! If you start out on your toes, just keep doing as many as you can on your toes– don’t drop to your knees after 20. Make yourself improve!
-Get creative with the pushups! Do scorpion style, jack-pushups, triangle, tricep, wide,etc. Keep it fun!
They are hard and they suck… but just keep working on it!! Remember they are hard for everyone!!
Have a great and Wonderful Wednesday everyone!
Anyone else as excited as I am about Pushups?!?!
-I definitely have a love/hate going on with them! (same with Burpees!)
Are you a better baker, or better cook?