20 calf press on leg press machine (1 45 lb plate each side)
20 calf raise (100 lbs)
30-40 minutes cardio of choice, keeping heart rate below max
I have a long run on the plan for tomorrow, so I focused on keeping today’s short and fast.
mile 1: 9:35
mile 2: 9:09
mile 3: 8:44
.29 nubbin: 8.41
For a total of 3.29 miles in 30 minutes.
I haven’t seen a sub 9 minute mile in a long time, so I was really happy with that run!
And negative splits (where each mile is progressively faster than the last) as well! Totally winning today.
As much as I love heavy lifting, I was really starting to miss running. When this program is finished, I may be switching my focus back to that for a little while.
That’s what I love about fitness – you can do pretty much whatever the hell you want and know you’ll be doing your body good – whether it’s running, hiking, weights or yoga.
(Said like a real workout fanatic).
I was feeling oats for breakfast this morning, but I wanted a decent protein hit as well.
So – improvisation. Kinda what I do.
High Protein Chocolate Oats
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk (or cow/hemp/whatever’s in your fridge)
1/3 cup large flake oats
pinch sea salt
1 teaspoon chia seed
1/2 thinly sliced banana
1/4 cup liquid egg whites
sweetener (if desired)
Mix water and almond milk on the stovetop, cover and bring to a boil.
Add oats, salt, chia seeds, banana and egg whites and stir to combine. Reduce heat to low.
Continue cooking for 15 minutes (or until desired consistency), stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat and add sweetener (if using).
I added the other half of the sliced banana and some chocolate peanut butter protein frosting (take about 1/4 cup of chocolate peanut butter protein powder and add unsweetened chocolate almond milk and mix until you get desired consistency) as toppings.
Satisfied the oatmeal craving, the ever-present chocolate craving AND the need for protein.
Definitely a breakfast win.
Have a great afternoon!
<– Are you a coffee drinker? I just can’t do the taste – it’s awful to me.
<– What’s your favourite kind of bagel? I’m partial to blueberry, myself.