Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Rainy Weather Makes Me Grumpy

I am so freakin' tired of the rain and gloomy, dreary weather we've had for the last month. This girl needs her sunshine and blue skies to feel happy. And I desperately want to run but when it's pouring, running is a no-go. Grrr...I'm so mad at the weather right now. My body needs some Vitamin D. I can deal with cloudy skies because I can still run but rain I cannot deal with because it means no running and that makes me so sad. :(

Enough of being Miss Grumpy Grumperson about the weather. On to happier topics...like the workouts I can actually do. For my morning workouts I have been doing two strength days (15 minutes of cardio to warm up since it's 4:30 in the morning and 30 minutes of weights) and the remainder of the days as just 60 minutes of cardio (switched up between machines). Strength training is the one thing I really have to push myself to do...I'm a cardio girl through and through. I know that with my running at lunch (if the stupid freakin' weather would cooperate) I could do strength training every morning because I'm getting in the cardio by running; but for weights I do mostly upper body except for two or three exercises for my legs. I don't want to do anymore weights on my legs because I know that will make me sore and then my running will suffer. I am working in more sprints and hills while running than I was before and doing more resistance/inclines on the cardio machines to strengthen my legs.

Today's Plan:
Activity: 60 minutes cardio in apartment gym, 5.5 mile run at lunch (weather.com is showing light rain/drizzle for 10am-noon and I NEED to run so if it's not raining too hard I'm going)
Pre-Workout Snack: Cereal bar
Breakfast: 1/3 cup oatmeal, 1/2 banana, 1/2 cup milk, sprinkle of sugar and 2 tsp. cocoa powder (inspired by Lynn's yummy chocolate oatmeal), 1 Tbsp chocolate peanut butter, 15g slivered almonds
Snack: 1 cup milk, 1 Sugar Free Carnation Instant Breakfast packet, bar of some kind out of my snack drawer
Lunch: vegetable soup, Whole Grain goldfish, spinach and tomatoe salad with Italian dressing, baggie of veggies (carrots, peppers, cukes)
Snack: 100 cals worth of popcorn, 1 apple, 1 Emergen-C packet
Dinner: supposed to be pork chops, veggies, rice but I'm feeling like soup again (Chicken Noodle this time)
Dessert: Cinnamon Dolce biscotti and tea

1 comment:

totegirl said...

Wow! 2-a-days sound awesome! I'm sorry that the weather sucks. It hasn't really been raining here, but it's been so damn cold and gray. I am a sunshine person, hence living in Texas, so I feel your pain. The 2 days of nice weather that we've had have found me outside walking around town enjoying nature. Hope you get a break soon!

Good luck on your interview tomorrow! Keep us posted!!!