Silver Medal for Me
Wow, I can’t believe there are just a few more minutes until we can turn the calendar to April 2010. This year isn’t taking it’s time…that’s for sure. Have any tricks up your sleeve for tomorrow? =]
Today California honored Cesar Chavez with a holiday. No school para me. I slept in way past my scheduled alarm, and then made a bowl of latte oatmeal:
1 1/4 cup water
2/3 cup rolled oats
1/2 T instant espresso powder
1 /2 T ground flax
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla
bittersweet chocolate chips, almonds & a splash of 1% milk
It gave me that little buzz I needed to get pumped up about my final workout of my Move It in March Challenge. My roommates and I decided on a spin class to take together. Usually we have to leave extra early in order to get a bike…but that wasn’t the case this afternoon. It seems as though everyone else was taking a vacation from exercise.
We warmed up by running 1/2 mile together around the track before the 30-minute class. Then I ran on the treadmill for another 20 afterwards [2.2 mi.] + 1/2 mile cool down around the track.
Move It In March Results
Days of Exercise: 24/31
Run: 14.0 hrs. [~91 miles]
Spin: 5.0 hrs.
Other: 4.25 hrs.
Looking at the results, I am pretty pleased with how much I moved. I am a little disappointed about the 7 rest days [1 entire week], but think that I worked pretty hard during the three weeks I did exercise. My goal was to move more during the month of March. I didn’t have anything to measure my results against, so that would be something I would change if I do such a challenge again. I am proud of myself for pushing myself to run faster, as that is something I haven’t concentrated on in the past; I have certainly witnessed my strength – especially in regards to speed – increase this past month.
Are you working on any fitness goals currently?
An hour later, after picking up paperwork for a prospective new condo, I came home starving. Enter lunch:
Wrap a la Homemade Hummus, Cucumber, Tomato & Baby Spinach
0% Greek a la Homemade Granola & Strawberries
…and cookies [x2].
Have you had Lu European Biscuits? They are a favorite of my family. We prefer the darkest of the dark, of course =]
After my late lunch, I got ready and joined the masses in the streets downtown “celebrating Cesar”. It felt odd lettin’ loose on a Wednesday afternoon, but what the heck. The rest was history…