It has been a while (at least 8 days) since I posted a picture of myself from my computer while running in our beautiful back room. We are going to be featured on House Hoarders next week, tune in.
When my alarm clock went off this morning I was exhausted. There was no reason to be so tired (um, hello 2 naps on Sunday and I was in bed last night by 10) but I told myself at least a dozen times that my best weeks ever always start with a Monday morning run. Just knowing that my whole perspective on life would be better by getting out of bed got me up and I knocked out 7 miles. Call me addicted but running makes my brain work clearly.
You can thank me later for telling you this, season 3 of Make It or Break It (a dramatic show about teenage gymnasts) is now on Hulu. My sister teared up when I showed her last night but we vowed to save the first episode until we had enough time to watch it together while eating Salt and Vinegar chips in our pajamas.
When I got to school this morning I realized that I had forgotten my computer charger which = I can’t do any of my lessons, grading, planning etc. so I was forced to go back home during my prep to get the charger.
This rocked because 1. Billy was home doing homework so I got to spend 7 extra minutes with him and 2. I passed by Subway and had to turn around to pick up lunch with a gift card.
When I ran on the treadmill this morning I watched last week’s Biggest Loser. I forgot that I hadn’t seen that one and was super stoked to watch it. As ridiculous as their product placement is (Subway, Newman’s, Yoplait etc) throughout the show it really works because it FORCES me to go buy the product.
I ordered the Black Forest Ham with every topping possible except for olives. PS speaking of Biggest Loser…how do these contestants avoid injuries when doing 6 hours of cardio a day?!?!
Billy is the best at filtering for me what I should read. He goes through all of the news, websites etc and always sends me what he thinks I would be interested in. This makes it so I don’t have to read as much and can spend my free time napping:) He found an awesome article perfect for ENDURANCE FEMALE ATHLETES!!! (Source)
Basically it is telling us that exercise can block the absorption of iron in our bodies. Their advice is to NOT take your iron supplements (or iron rich foods) in the first 6 hours after a hard workout. The article also makes sure to mention that it is a GREAT idea for many female athletes to keep their iron levels up by taking a supplement or consciously choosing iron-rich foods!
Some Clinical Signs and Symptoms of an Iron Deficiency: (Source)
-Decline in athlete’s performance
-Difficulties in concentration
-Inability to exercise at previous levels of intensity.
You should go see a doctor if you are experiencing these symptoms.
Do you take iron supplements? Have you ever had an iron-deficiency?
Are you a hoarder or are you good at getting rid of stuff?
Do you get all the veggies at Subway (or other sub shops) or are there some that you skip?
Where did your latest run take place?