I woke up this morning really hoping that they’d cancel school so I wouldn’t have to wait at the bus stop. It’s -4 degrees this morning and feels like -16 degrees. -4 degrees. Four degree below zero. It’s too cold.
I hate the cold. I despise it. I would rather there be no school than walk out to the bus stop. I am not a cold weather person. If I could get my whole family to move to California, I’d be a lot happier person…
Oh well, I dressed Jaden and I in a bunch of layers this morning and off we went.
Last Night’s Workout
1.14 miles treadmill, walked
Cardio Fit and Tone Class – 60 minutes
I went to the gym when Danny got home last night at about 6pm. I always hate going at that time because a) it’s crowded and b) I never know what to eat.
I can’t eat dinner before I go because I can’t workout on a full stomach, and I hate eating dinner when I get home because it’s so late. So, yesterday, I ate a mini dinner at 4:45 pm. I had a veggie and egg white omelet with two pieces of PB toast. I got to the gym at 6pm and just walked on the treadmill until the Cardio Fit and Tone class started at 6:20pm.
I’ve never been to the night Cardio Fit and Tone class before and it was a good class (but crowded!) It was mostly cardio with a bit of triceps and biceps with a body bar and abs.
When I got home at 7:30 pm, I made a smoothie for my mini dinner #2. It was the same was yesterday, but I added a handful of spinach and a container of vanilla Greek yogurt for extra protein and staying power.
I always worry that smoothies won’t fill me up, but that smoothie sure did!
It’s so cold here today that I needed a hot breakfast – Kashi oatmeal topped with 1/2 tablespoon of peanut butter.
Adaptive Motion Trainer Machine – 20 minutes
Butts and Guts Class – 60 minutes
1.25 miles treadmill – 15 minutes
I got in a good workout this morning, which means I don’t have to leave the house tonight in this cold weather to go back to the gym tonight.
Post workout snack was the usual:
Biggest Loser Walk Run
If you watched the Biggest Loser last night, you know that the contestants participated in a 5k challenge. Well, it turns out that The Biggest Loser has a Walk Run Race Series happening all over the US. You can click here for more details.
There is a 5k, 10k, 15k, half marathon, and kid’s run depending on the location. Well, it turns out that there is a 5k and 15k race (walk and run) about an hour from where I live in June, so I emailed the website to Danny and my family just to see if anyone was interested.
Within an hour, I got an email back from my dad saying that he was signed up and registered for the 15k! What?! That’s 9.3 miles.
I immediately called him at work to make sure that he was serious and not joking around. He was serious. He is all signed up and ready to go! I am so proud of him. He has walked 5k before but never a nine mile race. It’s going to be so awesome.
And I can’t be outdone by my dad, so I signed Danny and I up for the 15k run. I am used to running 5ks and I have run one 10k. I am just not a long distance runner and I have tight calves that prevent me from going to fast and too far.
I’ve always wanted to run a half marathon, but I think a 15k will be absolutely perfect for me. It’s a long enough distance that it’ll be a huge challenge for me, but still a distance that seems manageable.
Even when I run 5ks, I usually cross the finish line feeling like I am ready to die. But that feeling that you get when you cross the finish line, knowing that you did it and you accomplished your goal is such a wonderful feeling. And that feeling outweighs every minute of struggle throughout the race. Running a 15k will be a huge accomplishment for me.
But the best part of the whole thing will be seeing my dad complete a 15k.
I plan on running to simply finish the race. I will not have a time goal in mind because finishing is all that matters to me. I am very excited to be running this race, and I hope more of my family will join us!
I’m also signing up for the Run Like A Mother 5k on Mother’s Day in May. It’ll be my third year running it. And I’ll be signing up for an April 5k that’s right by my house. Spring Time = Race Time!