All I can remember from today:
Alarm @ 5 a.m.
Goodbye slobbery kisses from Charlie (in-law’s dog).
Napping and finding drool from me or Charlie (I still don’t know) on my jacket.
A piece of leftover pizza from last night.
Convincing Billy that boys should like listening to an hour straight of Sarah McLachlan and proving to him that I do in fact know every lyric to H to the Izzo by Jay-Z
Candy eating with my main squeeze. I even let him have first choice for sucker flavor.
Coming home to a clean house thanks to the above sunglass wearing stud for cleaning before we left.
The cutest Kelsey sent in some pictures after her FIRST MARATHON, the Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa, OK.
“One of my friends told me that the marathon would change my life and I didn’t believe him until it happened, and it really did!!”
I guess I did do one worthwhile thing in the car today and I bet you can guess what that was, yep…..reading about running. My latest reading addiction would be, Runner’s World: “Complete Guide to Running.” There was an awesome list of ways to save time so that you can still get in a quality/awesome workout in during this busy season. They listed four steps that can save you 7-10 minutes in the morning, aka your five-mile run just turned into a six-mile run.
1. Think Ahead! Get everything ready to go the night before. Loosen your shoe laces so that you can just slide your feet in and make sure everything is out together in a pile so you aren’t running back and forth from your room to the laundry room (which is really hard for me because my laundry room is all the way at my mom’s house).
2. Get ready for breakfast. Have your ingredients for your smoothie ready to just throw in the night before. I always make my egg sandwich the night before and eat it straight from the fridge on my way out the door…mmmmmm cold eggs and bread;)
3. Hold off on the stretches. “Don’t spend time stretching cold muscles before you train. Instead, walk briskly for a few minutes, then jog slowly to start your run.”
4. Run Before You Talk. If you meet people to run or workout with…..start working out and then talk. “You meet your running partners and start talking while doing some lame trunk twists as a warm-up. Don’t do it. Say hello (it’s only polite), and start jogging slowly into your run. Talk then, before the pace picks up.”
***Added bonus from me: Don’t get ready for work (but DO brush your teeth….if you still want a job). This tip saves me at least an hour everyday.
Any tips to add to help save time in the morning? What about for you evening worker-outers/runners…..any tips to save time?
How often do you run/workout with somebody else? Do you talk throughout the workout?
-I usually run with my sis once a week and Billy once a week. I am definitely a running chatter box except when I am trying to keep up witih Billy and my lungs feel like they are going to explode.
Do you eat breakfast at home, at work, at school, in the car?