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February 21, 2013

Workout Crazies and Homemade Yogurt

I have an embarrassing confession to make.

Last night, I did hill repeats on the treadmill at the gym. 7 repeats for 6 miles. It was tough. My legs were absolutely crushed from Tuesday night's hot yoga session at Downdog and I had had a pretty exhausting day, but I needed to get my workout in.

It was tough and everything about my gym was bothering me. The news was on with no sound and I was giving myself a headache trying to read subtitles. The news wasn't displaying the time. There was a man next to me on the treadmill with his 6-year-old son on the treadmill next to him and he kept yelling things in Chinese at the little boy. Another guy on the treadmill was on his phone the whole time yelling into it. It was just a mentally tough workout.

So, what did I do? I turned my now almost 2-years-old mix of pop songs (Rihanna, Miley and Ke$ha, of course) on full blast and I coached myself through the workout like I was a spin instructor. (all inside myself, don't worry - I was not yelling to myself at the gym). It was the most ridiculous thing I have ever done to get myself through a workout, but hey - it worked.

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After my workout, I poured myself a glass of wine, ate the rest of my birthday macaroons, and watched reruns of The Big Bang Theory with a very needy puppy and a very tired puppy and PASSED out.

<3 these two
For a 3 day weekend, this week has been exhausting. I'm ready for the weekend already. Welcome back to my life marathon training. I'm hitting higher mileage than I've ever hit this early in training but I'm feeling strong and happy, albeit tired and ravenous. Last night, after dinner, I was standing at the kitchen table, looking at The Pilot, when he says, "Are you ok? You look like you want to eat me right now." Clearly one dinner is not enough for this marathoner in training anymore.

Speaking of eating, my February plan to 'Commit to Cooking' is going amazingly. I've tried so many awesome new recipes and can't wait to share them all! My most recent endeavor: Homemade Vanilla Greek Yogurt. It came out a little bit thin but I think I figured out why, so stay tuned while I perfect the recipe!


For the amount of yogurt I eat, this will definitely be a way to save on my grocery shopping once I manage to perfect the recipe!

What's the craziest thing you've ever done to get yourself through a tough workout?
Have you made your own yogurt? What's your favorite thing to make, rather than buy?


Happy Thursday

2 comments:

  1. Awesome job ion your hill workout! Way to go!!

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  2. I would probably do that if I couldn't concentrate or I was tired hahaha :) I do that when I'm running outside sometimes, though. If I'm frustrated or struggling, I sometimes sing the songs on my iPod, even if it's just in my head. Or I'll just keep chanting "You can do this" in my head haha. Anything to keep me going!

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