Thursday, December 18, 2008
California White Christmas!
I am getting all GETTY this morning, only 1.5 days till BREAK!
Yesterday was the best day ever. School flew by, and then I fought going to they gym after work but I remembered the HBBC and I made it in! I am so glad because I had an amazing workout. I was going to go to AKB but my class was canceled. I started out on the ET for 15 minutes to warm up, and then I hit the treadmill for a FAST 5k! I debated on whether I should stay on the ET for the entire 45 minutes or run, (because once again I loath the treadmill). But I knew I would get more points if I got in some miles. In order to make my run more fun and exciting I made it a speed workout. I ran the first mile at 9 minute pace, and then I picked it up for mile 2 to an 8 minuet pace. The last mile I speed up to a 7:40 pace and finished in 23:45, not the fastest 5k I have ever run, but it was on the treadmill so I am just GLAD I did it! I don’t know how people train on that thing!
The treadmills at my gym face the outside, and the whole wall is windows. So as I was running I was watching it rain outside, nice and calm, and then it started SNOWING! Yes SNOWING, in So CAL! It hasn’t snowed here this early in the winter in forever. We do live at a higher elevation, but still you rarely ever see snow stick. It made my run a lot more fun. But then I started thinking about how I was going to have to DRIVE in that! After my run I hit the floor did a great 25 minuet medicine ball ab workout, and a little stretching.
TOTAL HBBC: 57.25
When I got done with abs, I got all bundled up to go outside. As I got into my car, I blasted the defrost for a while but I was impatient so I got out of the car and shoved the snow off the back window. I have NEVER driven in the snow so this was my FIRST FOR TODAY! I drove soooo slow…lol..but home was only 3.5 miles away so I made it there safely. Hubby was there to greet me with a hug and a kiss, we both were like 5 year olds ready to play in the snow!
Thank you for all the comments yesterday about hubby and his job situation. It’s so nice to know that people are praying for us, and keeping us in their thoughts. Hubby is feeling MUCH better, it’s like a weight has been lifted off his shoulders! I will be praying for you all too as you are seeking jobs, and other opportunities.
Ok back to our evening. Hubbys softball game got canceled so I didn’t get a chance to wrap any of his gifts but I did get A LOT done! I made my BSI entry last night ( the BSI was carrots), oooo it’s easy and a winner! Check it out:
What came first the Rabbit or the Chicken?
The Sunny Side of Carrots
- 1 large carrot chopped
- 1 sweet potato chopped coarsely
- parsnip chopped
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 cup of chicken broth or veggie stock
- salt to taste
- 1 tbs of nutmeg
- 1 egg cooked sunny side
Directions: Put all vegetables in a small crock pot add nut meg and mix. Pour chicken broth over the veggies, cover and slow cook for 5-6 hours. Once cooked take out about one cup and a half and put it on plate top off with one sunny side egg. Add salt if needed.
BAKING FOR THE CO-WORKERS
After dinner I was the baking machine! I pumped out 6 dozen of my oatmeal, chocolate, and cranberry cookies to give to all the office staff and my co-teachers at work! I was so licking my fingers and nibbling, whatever TIS THE SEASON!
Don’t you love the packaging!
When I woke up this morning, the snow was so beautiful to see! I LOVE IT! I am so in the spirit of winter, much more now. But that meant no running outside:( So I am doing this little work out that Mark posted yesterday, it couldn’t have come at a better time! The Thaw Out Challenge!
(this is my MY BACKYARD) well part of it.
Run in place for 3 minutes…..get the heart rate up.
1) 10 push ups…start on toes go to the knees if necessary.
2) 25 squats…get the booty down as far as you can!
3) 30 second Planks…rotate from elbows to hands
4) 15 dips…back to a chair and dip away!
5) 30 seconds of jumping jacks….try a minute if you feel ambitious!
Repeat 2-4 times and you will surely have thawed out a bit along with burning some calories!
well that means I got to get going, I am thinking about making something new for bfast we shall see! Have a Terrific Thursday!
P.S. Look what I got from my Secret Santa at work:) ANOTHER NEW!