Hola! Happy Tuesday! Today feels like a total Monday (as far as how tired I am) but that’s okay – at least it’s not Monday, right?! THANK YOU SO MUCH for your sweet comments on my longest run ever! I really am so pumped!!! I know so many of you run what to me seems like impossible distances, so thanks for supporting my venture into running and for motivating me to run even further next time (well, after three more workouts at 25 minutes per C25K - i'm such a stickler for the schedule!). So, the story of my blogging life lately, backing up again!
I left you all Sunday when I headed back to B’ham – just me and Reuben – Austin had to stay overnight for Monday meetings. We got back in at 9:30, ate and passed out. Lame, I know! I ended up at 1,771 calories, 143 carbs, 55 fat grams and 148 protein grams. Here’s what I ate. Not too bad! Especially with the 335 calorie burn!
Monday was a Monday for SURE. When Austin isn’t there I just don’t function right! I just worked, walked 4 miles during lunch with Stacy (burned 180 calories), worked, then walked 1 mile and did legs (the workout below three times!) to burn another 130 calories (total burn 310).
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Austin got dropped off by his co-worker at my office, then we were off to the house! Fun to catch up – I told Austin he should commute home with me every day! LOL We got home, had dinner, chatted, watched TV and called it a night. I ended up at 1,823 calories, 239 carbs, 49 fat grams and 98 protein grams. Here’s what I ate. Was a little disappointed in myself. I was done eating for the day. Done. But I was a little hungry. Could have had some turkey, or crackers or a piece of cheese, but no. I had M&Ms. Grrrr.
Book Review: So I finished the last audio book in the most recent batch of purchases from Barnes & Noble! Today I finished up Walter Mosely’s The Wave. The book was about a guy who starts getting phone calls from, what sounds like his father… who is dead. And it is his father, or a part of his father rather, in the form of a younger version brought out of a meteor that takes life in dead humans (called STs). It turns quickly to army operations to control these STs and you learn more about what happened, how the government treats these threats, how it impacts his life, etc. So the book was good, definitely held my attention and had some interesting concepts, but I think overall it just wasn’t my style. And I could have dealt without the constant sex references – geez! My chick lit is just not that graphic you know what I’m saying? Overall, I give it a 3 out of 5 for what it was, and a 2 out of 5 for my liking of it. Not BAD, just not for ME!
What are your favorite kinds of books? I strongly prefer feel good, chick lit! Anything by Jane Green, Marian Keyes, Sophie Kinsella and the list goes on!
When you do squats or leg raises do you hold weight? If so, how much? I either do no weight or 10 pounds (two five-pound dumbbells).