Tuesday “Tempo” Run

T is for Tuesday or based on the way I felt this morning – Tired. Since I did a strength workout Monday morning, I wanted to do some sort of cardio workout on Tuesday. I was not motivated this morning. I tossed around several ideas of running workouts that I could do in a 20-30 minute range before deciding I should just run a high tempo 5k. Every once in a while, I just need to see where I stand when I am not feeling my best.

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I honestly surprised myself. My watch wasn’t working right for a better half of the first mile, but I know the route of my usual 3.2 mile loop. I ran through the finish right under 23 minutes. Haven’t I told you before, that it seems like on the days that I really don’t want to work out, I usually perform the best? Maybe it is because I have to focus more? The first question that my husband asked me when I walked in the door was, “Was it worth it?” I would say most definitely. Even if I only got out there for less than thirty minutes, I pushed myself and ultimately set the tone for my day.

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Speaking of setting the tone for your day.  Have you noticed that there is a 6:15 AM class on Saturday now?  Start your weekend early and get your workout out of the way.  If you are already signed up, send me some song requests!!

photo 1-36Dinner was another quick one. This time we opted for take out.  Again, we didn’t have time to make a big dinner for leftovers on Sunday.  I had an errand to run at the mall, so I picked up Chipotle on the way out.  If you want healthy, quantity this is the place to go.  I have talked about how great my dinners are from Chipotle before, but I can’t tell you enough how fresh the salads are.  Salad above has brown rice, corn salsa, mild salsa, black beans and chicken.

photo 2-36If you need a little more quantity (especially after a tough workout) wrap it up!  My husband literally ordered the same thing as me but wrapped in a tortilla.

 

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