Ohh Sunday nights. How as I teacher I dread you! (But alas, once Monday comes and goes, the anxiousness fades).
Sunday nights usually go a little something like this BAHHHH.
Except last night was a little different. A much more welcomed different. A couple days ago, Meghann sent out an invite on her blog for anyone who wanted to meet up for dinner Sunday night. We went to Herbivore in San Francisco. This was my kind of place and I was happy to hear that there is one in Berkeley!
I met a bunch of wonderful new ladies – fellow bloggers and readers! I also got to see my gal, Stef, who I met up for coffee a few weeks ago. We vowed not to let as much time go between hanging out next! Then again, we did have a crazy two months! She also snapped a picture of this lovely lady ( I made it into black and white hehe)…
oh my gawd. Who is that?! Silly, that’s me without all my running get up. A rarity if you ask anyone.
My Sunday night did not go as it usually does and for that, ladies, I am thankful!! Hope to meet up with you again 🙂
A morning person
In college I always considered myself a morning person. In that sense, I would work out before classes. This would get my energy up and it would get me going for a grand day. As a teacher, I’ve dabbled with working out before school, but because running is the usual cardio, the sun’s not up, and my work hours would mean I’d be up TOO early for my solid run, I had to put that idea on hold and work things in after school. BUT what I do miss is doing a quick 20-30 minute strength routine. I paused that for a bit, but now that I can do hand weights and put pressure on my left palm, it is time to acclimate myself to a slightly earlier wake-up.
Why do this?
- In the fall, I did Jillian Michael’s 30 day shred a few times a week before school and I promise you, the school day seemed a lot easier after her kicking my butt 🙂
- My training plan for America’s Finest Half in August calls for strength training 3-4x/week. There is no way that I want to do that after a run or cross training after school – haha.
- I love NOT rushing before work and feeling like I had a morning.
Therefore, I am making an attempt! An attempt to throw on workout clothes, grab my hand weights, and let Ms. Michaels destroy me work her magic.
I finished creating my training plan and I decided instead of setting tempo days right after my weekend runs, I made Mondays my cross training day. Today I did 30 min on the Cybex doing a hill workout which severely had me sweating! Then, took to the bike for another hill cycle for 30 min! I was a drenched mess, but it felt good.
Okay, you heard it right. I can and will get up earlier tomorrow to start my training cycle right!