I woke up to find it pouring down rain yesterday morning. Peanut was still sleeping so I fixed a quick and filling breakfast to get me going.
You know there was coffee.
I made my to-do list while I ate, planning around the idea that I’d probably be inside all day because of the rain. Once Peanut was up, fed and dressed I grabbed my heart rate monitor and got ready to hit the gym. That’s when I noticed something unexpected…the sun! I stepped outside to assess the situation and found that not only were there blue skies and sunshine, but it was also warm. My original plan of running on the treadmill was quickly scrapped. I plopped Peanut in the stroller (which she loves!) and we headed outside for the run instead. I completed Couch to 5k Week 5 Day 2 and felt like I could have kept going forever. I guess that’s a good sign that I’m finding my “running groove” again. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that I enjoy running outside so much more than on the treadmill. Being in the fresh air makes the time go by so much faster than watching the time display or even the TV.
I wasn’t ready to come home after I finished my scheduled run for the day. Peanut was content so we walked the long way home. Once there, I grabbed some hand weights and did 3 sets of 12 reps of the following on the back patio:
- tricep extensions
- lateral raises
- lawn mowers
- heavy pants
- upright rows
Lunch was a turkey pastrami sandwich on an Arnold’s thin with camera-shy Laughing Cow Light Swiss & a slice of tomato:
and a lettuce-less salad of fresh mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, croutons, and the last of the bottle of Ken’s Healthy Options Honey Dijon dressing. That’s one I’ll definitely be buying again.
Have I ever told you all how much I love iced tea? It borders on an addiction. I can’t wait for it to be warm enough to make sun tea. For now I’ll settle for the microwaved version.
According to my to-do list, after lunch I should have been cleaning. I did wipe down the kitchen counters, kitchen table, end tables, coffee table and dust the living room. I got distracted by the sun shining in the window and decided to postpone the rest until another day. Peanut and I did some front porch sittin’ and played fetch with the pup until the baby got hungry. She ate and then I got down to business preparing dinner for my husband and I. Nothing fancy at all, but he was a happy man.
Chicken meatballs and cheddar broccoli rice prepared from a mix we bought at the Amish store. I had some unphotographed green beans on the side.
Do you prefer to exercise inside or outside? Why?