Sundays are usually my day of rest from exercise. But I seemed to have a little more energy than usual and a little cabin fever. I have had to do most of my workouts and running indoors for the past couple weeks because of cold weather or icy road conditions. Today the roads were clear, the sky was blue and the sun was reflecting off the snow in a very enticing winter wonderland effect.
I doubled up every layer of outer wear. I put on my North Face base layer leggings and my thicker running pants, my wool socks, a nice long sleeved base layer top that I just got for Christmas, put on my fleecey mid layer and a thin outer shell to block wind. Neck muffler that I can pull up over my mouth and even up to my eyes if it gets too cold! Thermal headband to cover my ears and my ironman sunglasses to protect my eyes from the sun/snow glare. Oh, and I put my best running buddy, Cowboy, on his leash and took him along today. This was not a scheduled run, it was just a 'cuz I feel like being outside run. So, I really didn't have an agenda for the run, no distance to cover, no time to meet . . . just go outside and have fun run!
It was excellent! I'd run for a while and then walk and play with Cowboy. Then I'd run for a while longer. Cowboy doesn't usually go with me and he really seems to enjoy my running pace. He would probably enjoy it more if I could run a little faster. All and all, a great day! Fresh air always makes me tired, in a good way. After I pulled off half my layers and drank some water, I started in on my bootcamp video for the day. Wow! Who knew that 10 minutes of jumping up, back, forward, side to side, up and down, could wear you out so thoroughly?! Now I know!
My reward for all this huffing puffing is the knowledge that I got it done AND I took a nice bubble bath afterward! I'm a big believer in an epsom salt bath after exertion. It really does make a difference in my recovery time.
Okay, enough blabbing. Food and Activity Accountability Time:
Cardio: 10 minute bootcamp video with only one modification
30 minute run/walk with my pup
Total Calorie Burn = 392
Breakfast: Steel Cut Oats w/pecans, banana & semi sweet choc. chips
Lunch: Extra Lean Ground Sirloin mixed with diced green peppers, onion,
ground flax seed and dried italian seasoning mix
served on a Slimwich bun
1 cup of broccoli/mushroom/green bean veggie mix
Snack: 1 Navel Orange
1 cup skim milk
47 Pistachio Kernels
Dinner: 4 oz. Tilapia Fillet
1 cup of Basamati Rice
1 cup of Brussel Sprouts
Rye Crisp Crackers w/ 1 oz. chevre cheese
Total Calories = 1,674 which is the lower end of my 1,650 - 1,900 calorie range! Which gives me a 700 calorie differential on a day that is usually a rest day! Go me!
This is my running buddy, Cowboy. He always grins for the camera! Silly dog!