You didn’t need to walk anywhere, right? Good.

You know when your house is colder than it is outside? Uh. I’d run around and try to warm up, but my legs hurt so bad I can’t move. Yesterday was a 3 mile run, 30 min strength circuit, and an hour of spin. Now that I’ve told you how much it hurts, heres my leg strength workout since I know you want to be in this kind of pain, too.

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How to: Medicine Ball Squat Thrusters, Stability Ball Leg Curls, Deadlifts

Pair with a 5K run and a killer spin class for optimum pain.

You’re welcome in advance.

So yesterday after spin I sat down in the student center at my school and proceeded to pull a grapefruit, a spoon, a bowl, a blueberry muffin, and a kind bar out of my bag. I saw a few guys watching me and heard one say to the other, “Dude, can’t commuters buy their  food here, too?”

Ah, a non-athlete, I presume.

Now theres totally nothing wrong with buying food at college, but it A) costs too much for me, B) is not healthy enough, and C) do you realize how many times I would have to wait in that line each day?? I eat 4 meals in the few hours I’m at school each day!

This got me thinking about other nutty things we athletes do that the sedentary world just doesn’t understand. Thus, a section on todays post entitled: “You know you’re an athlete when…”

These are my top 10– feel free to tell me what yours are!

  1. You keep an “emergency workout outfit” in your bag at all times.
  2. You know everyone who works at your gym by name because you’re the first person they see every morning.
  3. You guess the gear of cyclists you see outside based on what their RPM looks like.
  4. You’ve got a zip lock baggie full of almonds on your person at all times
  5. You’ve got athletic clothing drying all over your room (seriously, its on everything from doorknobs to lamps to chairs….)
  6. You always carry a water bottle. Always. In fact, you can’t remember the last time you used a real glass.
  7. Hence, you could map out EVERY public bathroom in your state because of all of the water you drink.
  8. Some people have New Years resolutions, you have a New Years Race Bucket List.
  9. You keep a list of songs that you can’t wait to run to when you have time.
  10. You can tell time based on how hungry you are because of your scheduled fuel plan.

Now it’s your turn- what quirky habits do you have that show you’re an athlete?

3 Part Ab Workout and a Cha-Cha

Good morning!

I apologize for my absence all week, especially after last week when I really had my blogging act together and made you think I was reliable. I blame school.

Im using this to make me feel better about my week of no blogging:

A quick recap of my workouts this week in case you were dying to know…

Monday: Ab workout

Tuesday: 4 mile run/1 hr Spin class

Wednesday: Arm supersets

Thursday: 4 mile run

Friday: Core workout

Guess what? As compensation for me not posting anything as usual, I came up with a killer core workout for you! Yayyy!!!

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It’s a fun one for sure 🙂

As for food this week, Im afraid I have no new recipes for you yet. My lunch every day has looked like this:

IMG_5606Kale salad with tomatoes, chicken, and sweet potatoes. Ive also been eating a lot of these Paleo Pumpkin Pie Muffins. (Fun Fact: I have more in the oven right now.)

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Ok so I lied about the no recipes thing. I do have a fab gluten free blueberry muffin recipe for you, I just need to make them again so I can take pictures for the post. Hopefully that can happen this weekend 🙂

Well thats all for now, folks. Enjoy your Friday, and don’t forget to try the new core workout!

Question of the day:

Is anyone ever going to answer my question of the day? Should I give up?

 

A PR and Sweatshirts

Good afternoon!

This morning I did a 30 minute strength training session, and then set a new PR for two circuits that I like to do. They’re both a series of squats and burpees and things like that and I like to try them every once in a while to see if I can improve my time. I beat both of my old records by about 1 minute, so it’s probably going to be a good day in general for me 🙂

Another highlight has been these strawberries. Mmmm.

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Is anyone else having a really hard time not spending all of their money on the new running stuff at Lululemon? Please tell me I’m not the only one. I need to hire someone to repeatedly tell me that I don’t need 5 sweatshirts, because thats the number that I want to buy. One for yoga, one for running, one for cycling, one for rest days, and one just because it has thumb holes. I have a problem.

I’m trying to distract myself with paleo cookies. It’s not working.

Ok, well it lasted for a little while.

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Recipe to come tomorrow!

Speaking of tomorrow, school starts tomorrow.

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 I’m super excited to have 3 gyms, a pool, and lots of running area at my disposal. I’m also kind of excited for my Exercise Science course this semester.

Clearly I’ve got my priorities in line.

The real challenge is going to be finding enough food to last me through a whole day at college until I finally get to go home to a good meal.

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Thankfully I’ve had some practice in this area and I think with enough meal prep, I’ll be able to go through my classes without my stomach making whale noises.

But for now, It’s movie time on my last night of summer vacation.

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The Great Gatsby has always been my favorite book. I know a lot of fans of the book didn’t like the movie, but I think it’s pretty great.

Now where’s my jar of peanut butter….

Question of the day:

How many sweatshirts/jackets do you have for athletic purposes?

I have an old hand-me-down North Face. My years of withdrawal are probably what are sparking my sudden obsession. I knew it wasn’t my fault!