While I'm a little tired at 6 a.m., it helps that I usually set out my sports bra, tank, shorts and socks on the dresser the night before. When the alarm goes off I don't have to think too much about what I need.
Lately, I've been just enjoying pulling up YouTube and choosing a few fun follow along workouts from some of my favorite fitness bloggers.
This morning I selected:
- Fitnessista's Six Pack in a Sweater Ab Burner
- Fitnessista's Humpday booty burner
- and part of the Tone it Up Bridal Babe Workout
During an 8 mile hike on our mini moon
Because my current goal is simply to stay strong overall throughout this marathon training cycle, it's been nice to be a little more lenient with my strength workouts and mix it up a lot. In fact, that has probably been my key to rarely getting bored with exercise. Even if I'm running a lot, I mix in cross training and change up the locations, types and distances of my runs often.
I've also been inspired by Peanut Butter Runner's smoothies as of late and made a fruit, almond and spinach smoothie this morning. Ingredients included: 1 frozen banana, 1/4 cup frozen blue berries, 3 ice cubes, 1 cup almond milk, 1 scoop Sun Warrior vanilla protein powder, handful of almonds, a handful of spinach and a little splash of vanilla and cinnamon. It kept me full for several hours!
I'm trying to get a little more wear out of some of my favorite warm weather duds as fall slowly starts to creep in. This week was super humid around the northwest so I was all about the skirts and dresses. Keeps it easy and comfortable!
A combo you've seen before...
Please notice Jonah Bell to the right of me. She's not a fan of me leaving for work.
Love the colors and stripes of this dress and happy that my bridal shower dress has been multipurpose. Almost everything from these two outfits is LOFT.
In Other News
I'm still trying to kick this dizziness and possible sinus infection, but it seems to be getting a bit better. Oddly enough, I feel less dizzy when I'm running, jumping or sweating in general.
On deck this weekend I have: 9 miles at marathon goal pace (Sat) and 18-19 mile long run (Sun). Let's hope this week's long run is better than last week's sufferfest.
Do you have any favorite Youtubers you follow? Any favorite smoothie combos? I have to say, my favorite smoothies are when I dump in a nice glob of peanut butter. It just adds a little somethin' somethin'.