24 hour access, baby! I didn't get a chance to run before work so after we closed up, I reopened for myself to workout. On the schedule for today: 5x400. Yeah, I had no idea what that meant. 400 yards? 400 meters? I tried to turn to my friends for help and here are just a few of their responses:
"I think that's running 1/4 mile five times? So like, a mile and a quarter altogether?"
"Wait, you run?" (jerk.)
"Uhhh I don't know? Why are you asking me?" - the ever helpful boyfriend
Gee. Thanks guys. Good thing the internet never lets me down! After hitting up google, I found that 5 x 400 means running 400m or 1/4 of a mile (which is two time around the track I use) at race pace then resting before running it again. That didn't sound too hard.
But apparently sounds can be deceiving. I decided to sprint mine for a little bit more of a workout and boy did it kick my little booty!! I can tell that these are going to be the days I have to push myself. Today's agenda involves a three mile run AND strength training. I'll let you know how my poor jello legs hold up.
I know I'm a little late to the party, but I made my first batch of banana soft serve overnight oats ala OSG. And wow - were they ever good! I think my banana soft serve turned out a bit runny, but still the taste was delicious! I'm excited to try her cherry bomb flavor soon!
Staring lovingly at my BSOO
Sorry about the terrible quality, but note the adoration. If there is anyone out here who, like me, has been living under a rock lately and hasn't tried these yet - you must. Simple as that.
Other eats so far today have included a carrot, orange and apple juice I picked up at Cindy's while grabbing a few essentials.
I've never had carrot juice before either! This is just a day of firsts, now isn't it? After the initial sip, I have to admit I wasn't that turned on to it. But I gave it another go and surprisingly liked it more. After the third sip, I couldn't stop guzzling it and it was crushed in a matter of mere seconds. I will definitely be getting more of those! This is now my second encounter with juice drinks after that delicious grasshopper at Mustard Seed. I really need to be working on finding myself a juicer!
let's talk text.
Sorry to switch it up on you guys, but lately I have been trying to make a conscious effort to not text and drive. I'm ashamed to admit that I'm very guilty of it. I've checked my bank account, texted a friend, tweeted, facebooked - all while not exactly paying attention to the road. I feel like I use the same excuse smokers do: I know it's bad for me, but I just can't stop.
(source)Well, I want to stop. And I want you to stop too. So in attempt to help that along, I want to share with you a truly heartbreaking story about a girl I went to high school with. She was a couple grades under me and though we were never close friends, we would always talk in the halls and wave when we passed each other. She was just a sweet girl, really nice to everyone. And pretty, so pretty. She had the lightest blue eyes I've ever seen.
About a year ago, she was a sophomore in college and driving to see one of her roommates over winter break. She got a little lost and was on her phone, trying to get directions to her friend's house. They said she must have dropped her phone and reached down to pick it up. In that short amount of time, she went the center line and hit an oncoming van head on. She didn't make it through the crash. What was even more heartbreaking, if possible, was the fact that her boyfriend of 7 years had just proposed to her about a month prior. They had been together since they were 13 years old.
It's crazy to think of all the times I've looked down to see who was calling and looked up to see that I was halfway off the road. Or how many times I've made plans for later that night via text and had to slam on the breaks a little harder than normal once I realized I was way closer to that car ahead of me than I thought. All these times, I got lucky. My friend, however, was not so lucky.
I'm really not trying to get all preachy on you guys, but to me, it makes sense that if I'm going to take care of my body and spend all the extra time and energy to eat healthy and work out - why waste it all by being careless? I'm not so important that that text can't wait the five minutes it takes me to get home. So I'm really going to work on not using my phone at all while I drive, which I admit is very difficult, but I think it's just another part of being healthy.
What do you guys think? Are you guilty of driving under the textfluence? Any stories to share?
You know I always love to hear your views and opinions on things, so don't be shy! I'm off to run some errands, clean my freaking room (!!) and make dinner. Catch ya later loves! (: