With a day of meetings and then a reception, I knew there wouldn't be any other time for a workout if I didn't get it in early. So before hitting the road, I headed out the door for a quick run in my neighborhood.
It went something like this:
5 min easy
1 min hard, 1 min easy
1 min hard, 1 min easy
2 min hard, 1 min easy,
1 min hard, 1min easy,
1 min hard
6 min easy
It was raining out, which actually was pretty refreshing for a 5 am wake up call. When I got back inside, I followed it up with five min of strength - push ups, dips, push ups, tricep kick backs and plank.
It was short, but sweet: 21 min of running + 5 min of strength. Adding the bursts of speed definitely made the workout go by faster and feel like I was getting more bang for my minutes if you will.
View from my hotel window
Somehow, I escaped the rain in Portland, which made for perfect city walking weather. I met up with my brother and Sabrina for dinner on Saturday night. The view from my hotel windows reminded me how much I love this city.
Saturday morning, I also put a quick 30 min session in at the hotel gym with 20 on the treadmill (including speed/incline fun) and 10 min of strength (weighted jump squats, push ups, abs). It definitely makes me feel a little better about sitting for a few hours in meetings.
A few months ago, I talked to a writer for an upcoming story in Eugene Weddings about great proposal stories. Ours was one of the three featured in this winter's edition and I finally got my hands on a few copies. It's fun to see it in print.
Honorable mention of the week:
Pete made his first dinner for me from a RECIPE!
Now, he's made dinner before (spaghetti, Annie's mac 'n cheese, salads, etc), but never something that required buying specific ingredients, prepping and then baking. I was so happy to come home last Wednesday after a short run in the rain and studying at a coffee shop to a warm dinner!
I'm looking forward to see what he comes up with next...
Sorry about the bright light near his head
The meal: Healthified chicken tortilla casserole
This was definitely a bit indulgent, but very tasty! In true Sassy fashion, he used about half the amount of cheese, swapped plain yogurt for sour cream and almond milk for regular. I topped mine with a little salsa and added spinach on the side. I especially liked the kick of the green chiles.
Seeing as how I'm the foodie and enjoy cooking, I do a majority of our meal making around here. But with school getting stressful, I've asked Pete to cook dinner at least once or twice a week so that I can study a bit when I get home from work, running, etc.
Do you or your spouse do the majority of the cooking or do you take turns? And what about the dish washing? Have a great rest of your Sunday!
P.S. This week The fitnessista starts her Winter Shape Up. I don't typically follow her meal plans, but I love most of her workouts. They are often a nice mix of strength and cardio and have you dripping sweat in 20 min.