Today’s post title is brought to you by my morning snack.
I brought a banana and a teeny raisin box for a morning snack today, and I suddenly remembered that my mom used to do this for me when I was little to make fruit-eating fun. She would even give them hair, and buttons out of raisins. What a mom!
Banana Face was delicious, anyway. Raisins and bananas are a good combo! When I was little I’d always get fruit salads from dessert made of chopped apples, banana slices, raisins, and peanuts. I wish I had an apple and another banana to make one! Talk about nostalgia.
Today’s run was supposed to be a 3.5 miler on the treadmill. But I got to the gym and it was insanely crowded–all the treadmills were full, and the track was closed for track practice. I stood around for a few minutes seeing if anyone would hop off, but it didn’t happen. So…I juggled and decided to make today tomorrow’s weights day instead! Voila:
- 10 minutes on the elliptical at butt-searing resistance
- Squats, 3 X 12 at 135 lbs.
- Overhead shoulder press, 3 X 12 at 20 lbs.
- Lateral raises, 3 X 12 at 20 lbs.
- Deadlifts, 3 X 12 at 40 lbs. (the heavier weights were ALL being used! Weird!)
- Upright rows, 3 X 12 at 40 lbs.
- Reverse crunches, 12 @ 25 lbs. (these killed my back for some reason, in a moderately uncomfortable way, so only one set.)
- Prone jackknives, 2 X 12
- Swiss ball crunches, 2 X 12
It wasn’t what I was planning, but it wound up being a nice little full body workout! I already feel a little wiggly. I’ll get to the 3.5 miles tomorrow.
Anyway, lately I have been feeling a little…rundown? I don’t think that’s the word, but I was super tired yesterday and I’m really quite tired again today. Plus, I woke up with a stuffy nose this morning, which is never a good sign (although I feel fine otherwise). Friday and Saturday are going to be rest days to the max after tomorrow’s run. I want my legs to be nice and fresh for Sunday’s 10K, and I feel like I need lots and lots of sleep before then.
Also, random note: I’ve given up my lunchtime Diet Coke. I got into a two-a-day habit for awhile, but I’ve gone back down to just one for the last two weeks and I’m feeling good. I know none is best, but that never seems to stick for me. One is better than two!
In wedding news, I asked my mother to take charge of finding me some earrings. I bought a pair, but I wasn’t crazy about them, and she is great at finding jewelry. Plus, with her job, she basically shops 5 days a week! She sent them to me and they came today.
What do you think? I really, really like them. I think they’re fancy enough that I don’t need a necklace, but not so busy that they’ll take away from my dress or fascinator. Go mom!
What is your mom really good at? My mom is a great jewelry matcher and banana face maker, obviously, but she is also a really talented baker! Her caramel brownies are to die for.