Saturdays are for Rest, Right?

6 Oct

I was feeling a little bummed earlier because today is Homecoming at my Alma Mater and I’m not there. I’m not tailgating, I didn’t run in the Alum Run, I didn’t go to the parade — despite still living in the same town!! I know, but I just have so much on my plate today, it wasn’t possible. I was up super early this morning and I’ve been going ever since. So now it’s 3 o’clock in the afternoon and I’m already worn out. I’m typing this on my oversized recliner, football is on TV and my eyelids are getting heavy. I think a nap is in my very near future.

But first, I wanted to update my many, many readers (ha!) on my October Goals progress so far this week. I still have one more day to fit some miles and fitness in, but so far I have had:

    1. 2 yoga sessions — my goal is three, but I’m thinking of doing some yoga tomorrow. I’m planning a 9 mile long run, so I’ll definitely need it. I’ll probably do this 25 minute Yoga for Runners session on YouTube, which I love. I was a little nervous about getting all my yoga in this week (I pledged 3 sessions), because by Friday morning I hadn’t done any! But I went to the early class Friday and then again today, so I’m pretty caught up.
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Penny greets me after yoga

  1. 3 weight training sessions — 1 at home, 1 on my own at the gym and then I went to a really great Weighted Workout class at the gym this morning. Feeling strong!
  2. 7 miles — ok, not so hot, but like I said yesterday, I’ve been having some hip/back/leg pain that I’m trying to work through, so I don’t want to push too hard on the running front. If it gets worse, I’ll go to the doctor, but for now, stretching and rolling my back muscles on a tennis ball (I NEED a foam roller) seems to be helping.

So far, so good! I’m proud of myself. My eating has been mostly under control. I’ve still reached for the sweets maybe one too many times this weekend, but I’m not going to beat myself up over it. I’m planning to make a healthy pumpkin bread today or tomorrow that will satisfy my sweet tooth but still get in my healthy fats and whole grains. I’ll post the recipe soon!

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Breakfast this morning was healthy and delicious! – Sweet potato has with egg, half an avocado, salsa and a whole wheat tortilla

The reason I’m so tired is that I woke up at 7:30 this morning and hit the gym for three hours! Don’t worry, I didn’t go overboard. I wanted to go to the early yoga class, and I wanted to go to the Weighted Workout class, so I just stayed for Zumba, which happens between the two. Zumba is less a workout and more just fun. I did sweat a bunch though and I’ve been drinking water like crazy since. I’ve also been hungrier than usual so I think I burned a ton of calories.

Now, there is a pork loin in the crockpot (making pulled pork sandwiches for dinner), football is on TV (my alma mater plays their Homecoming game this afternoon — Go Herd!!), and I’m relaxing in my favorite chair with some cats. Nap time!

I graduated from Marshall University, home of the Thundering Herd. You may have heard of the team from the movie We Are Marshall, starring Matthew McConaughey. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it! And I’m not just saying that because it’s my Alma Mater!

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