Look what I got in the mail today.
Growing up, I never really believed in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, or the Tooth Fairy. But I believed in the Valentine Man. The Valentine Man was a man who would leave goodies for
my brothers and me on the doorstep. He would ring the doorbell and run away before we could discover who our admirer was. Kris Kringle – totally not realistic. But someone admiring me? My self-centered young self could believe in that.
Last year was my first Valentine’s Day away from Utah and the Valentine Man did not find me in my new NC home. I was a little upset.
My mom The Valentine Man heard about my trauma and had no idea that I loved this tradition so much. He’s back this year. (Thanks Mom. :))
Unfortunately, my heart was broken today.
Bad, bad Maizey. She jumped up and grabbed one of the goodies off the counter. The wrapper wasn’t punctured, so I still ate it. But even if it was punctured…. 😉
I was excited to run at the gym tonight because I haven’t run for a looooong time and I had loaded my iPod with new songs. I got to the gym, my iPod wouldn’t work, and when I started to run, my SI joint and my right knee were both hurting. Not good. So instead of running, I did intervals on the Cybex Arc Trainer. I love those things! And I love intervals. I alternated between 30 second sprints and 30-45 second recovery. Makes the time fly. (And a few girly magazines don’t hurt either.)
After the gym, I realized I’d only had one serving of veggies for the day, so I threw in a scoop of Amazing Grass Amazing Meal (Original) with 1 heaping teaspoon of cocoa and 1 c. of milk and blended it all up with an immersion blender. Um, why have I not been using an immersion blender for this all along?? It makes it so good! Nice and creamy without any icky lumps. It’s a great post-workout drink – the powder has 10 grams of protein plus you get 8 more grams if you mix it with milk. And you get veggie goodness along with that – score!
One more thing to report on before I get in bed: I did my push-ups today. I’m a little behind and just did Day 1 for week 5. Oops.
REST 60 SECONDS BETWEEN EACH SET (LONGER IF REQUIRED)
|31 – 35 push ups||36 – 40 push ups||> 40 push ups|
|SET 5||max (at least 20)||max (at least 35)||max (at least 40)|
And…I decided to follow the program and drop down to Column 1; I didn’t earn column 2 so I won’t cheat. That and I got scared when I saw the Day 2 schedule. :) I’m kind of getting sick of push-ups, but I’m almost to the end.
Raise your hand Leave a comment if you’re still following the program. I need group therapy support to get through.
OK, good night!