What I Ate Wednesday!

Yay for being back to regular programing!!

Another lazy morning in my world right now.

Breakfast: Cereal and Coffee (I swear my breakfasts have been more exciting every other day)

Everyone needs a little Life in their life.

Everyone needs a little Life in their life.

Lunch: Sausage and Veggie Scramble; Casey and his dad made chicken sausages with peppers and onions for lunch Monday so I used the left overs and added some spinach and egg whites for this filling, nutritious lunch!  It was the perfect fuel before my short run (in some serious heat) and 45 minute Nike Training Club Work out this afternoon.

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Dinner: Charcuterrie and Wine; It was my friend Nicole’s birthday, so we went out with her and her boyfriend for some wine and cheese at Bin 152.  I hadn’t eaten much all day and Steve and Casey were really hungry so they ordered a little bit of everything.  It was delicious!!

IMG_1472IMG_1474All in all, it was a pretty delicious day.  Hoping for a slightly less steamy one tomorrow!

A Few New Favorite Work Out Moves…

I have recently become obsessed with the Nike Training Club app after seeing it on Julie’s blog, PBFingers.  NTC

There have been a couple of exercise moves in these programs that I have never done and am quite fond of.  I just wanted to share my top three favorites with you.

Single Leg Clock Squats

Push Away Balance

Suitcases

Man she looks like such a stud.  I could do Suitcases from now until the 4th of July and I would never look like that but hey, what can you do!

If you like these exercises, there are so many more awesome ones available through this app.  I would highly recommend checking it out.  Plus its free so even if you think I have lost my mind and it is awful, no harm, no foul.  Pretty sure this won’t be the case though.

Tried out Advanced Get Toned: The Edge tonight after a 3 mile easy run and I am fully expecting to struggle to get out of bed in the morning!

Postmarked Motivation

After coming home from work today I was NOT feeling a run at all.  I was especially deterred by the crazy soreness in my tukus from the work out yesterday.

I finally convinced myself to just do it already and just as I was heading out the door I checked the pile of mail and found…

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I already knew I was in but this was the ultimate kick in the pants.  I would love to say I had a flawless run but it was definitely not one of my best.  I was heavy and sore but I did it with a smile on my face (at least for most of it).   I even managed to get in another nike training club toned arms work out in.  Hopefully my arms aren’t as sore tomorrow as my butt was today or work is going to be ROUGH.

 

Some Tunes

 

For the race Saturday I made a new playlist and today I whipped that bad boy back out for my run.  I had planned an easy four but I was so pumped up at the start that I had to share it.

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James Island Connector Playlist

1.  Wake Me Up by Avicii

2.  Girl of Fire by Alicia Keys

3.  Wrecking Ball by Miley Cirus (I hate that I like this song, but I seriously can’t not like it)

4.  I Love It by Icona Pop

5.  Same Love by Mackelmore

6.  Sweater Weather by The Neighborhood

7.  Best I Ever Had by Gavin DeGraw (love this one)

8.  I Want Crazy by Hunter Hayes

9.  Raise Your Glass by Pink

10.  Holy Grail by Jay-Z and JT

11.  Roar by Katy Perry

12.  Take Back the Night by JT (Justin Timberlake)

13.  Safe and Sound by Capital Cities

When I got home I tried out a workout from Nike Training Club.  Julie from PBfingers reviewed this app earlier in the week and pretty much raved about it so I had to try it.

The best part of the app is I can pick a 15 minute work out to focus on an area of the body.  Today I did Better Butt, it certainly doesn’t feel better at the moment but that may be the point.  A quick bout of strength training for 15 minutes after running is totally manageable so now I just need to make it a routine.

The app is 100% free and plays whatever playlist you want while you go.  It tells you the start of each exercise and gives directions and videos in case you don’t know the exercise.  In addition to the 15 minute exercises, there are also full length exercise programs.

Nike has certainly put out a high quality app here definitely worth taking a look at.

Do you have any new, awesome running songs?