Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Happy Hump Day!

I'm happy to report the week is moving by fairly fast. 

My plan was to do a workout when I got home from work Monday but it didn't happen. I ended up having 2 Dr. Peppers at work. I know better. As good as they taste, they make me feel sluggish & sleepy later. I'm sure it's a crash from the sugar high. They never give me any energy. Needless to say I was not into a workout. I try not to beat myself up about it because those days are going to happen & it's not like I didn't do anything. I ran 6 miles before work. 

Speaking of - people annoy me. Maybe that's harsh but not as harsh as when I worked at The Advocate & I hated people. Progress right? Anyway, there's a guy I work with that has lost something like 150 lbs. He spends lots of his time walking up & down the stairs at the office. We're on the 6th floor. I had to go downstairs & pick up lunch for a meeting & he was there. When the lady asked if I was going to need help carrying everything I said no. This is where the annoying people come in. He says to the lady "She's taking the elevator".  Why yes, yes I am taking the elevator. I actually spoke up with a laughing "Hey, I ran 6 mi. this morning". He changed his tune real quick. "Oh I didn't mean anything". Un huh right. I do take the stairs sometimes. Not as often as I'd like mainly because of my shoes. It's hard to walk up 6 flights of stairs in a pair of wedges. 

Tuesday morning I was going to do a mix of leg work & arm work. It pretty much just turned into a lackadaisical workout. I couldn't get in a groove, I rested too much. I was tired. I woke up at 3:45 & was awake until sometime after 4:00. Last time I looked at the clock it was 4:10. Of course when the alarm went off at 4:30 Dean had to wake me up. Hate when that happens. 

All that led to burning a whopping 147 calories. I have to do better. 

About a month ago I signed up  for a free fitness challenge that Paige & Heather hosted. It was to get you to #movehappy. The rules were simple - workout  & comment on the blog post saying what you did & you were entered into that weeks drawing for prizes. Using the #movehappy hash tag on Instagram got you extra entries. Well guess what? I won the first week! I was able to pick out any pair of shoes I wanted from Finish Line. I got them this week.


My trusty Brooks Adrenalines! Love them so much. These are the shoes I was fitted in when I started running & they've been so great I haven't tried any others. These are the latest model. $120 pair of shoes for free? I'll take it!! 

Last night we had a girls dinner to celebrate my friend Sheri's birthday. I had time to kill after work before we met so I went to Starbucks.

Venti Unsweetened Passion Tea with 3 Splenda's. Really good but next time I need to go with 4 or 5 Splenda. 

Dinner was at City Pork. I wasn't thrilled with the menu when I looked at it online because there weren't many choices. I ended up with a wedge salad that was delicious but didn't look like any wedge salad I'd ever had. I mean if it's not actually a wedge of lettuce is it really a wedge salad?? I had the pulled pork sandwich to go with it. It came with homemade chips. I didn't care for the chips. They weren't salty enough. That was a good thing because I wasn't tempted to eat them. 

This morning was a run day. 

It was hot & humid as usual but I pushed myself a little more & was a little faster than I have been. Glad to have it done. Today when I get home I will be doing a leg workout. Legs are my problem area. Well, thighs are my problem area. I know squats & all that jazz will not only help how they look but will help my running. Strong legs make strong runners with less injuries. At least that's what I keep reading. 

How have your workouts been?



  1. Why do some people have to get in their comment/opinion about every little thing? That guy was not nice. ;) I can't take the stairs in my parking garage because they are open- like they holes- and my heels go through!!

  2. Wow lady, you're making me want to go get a workout in stat. Ha!

  3. Wow lady, you're making me want to go get a workout in stat. Ha!

  4. Congratulations on winning the shoes! That's so exciting!! Ugh I hate it when I'm awake before the alarm...that's so annoying!

  5. I can't believe he made that comment about the elevator! How rude! I say you go girl for all the running! :)

  6. Beautiful photos you shared, Traci! Glad weather is getting cooler there. The girl watching the house turned down the air con thermostat to 75 when we had a showing and forget to turn it back up. I got my elec. bill and it was $399 and that is without anyone living in the house. Yikes! Enjoy the rest of the summer!....Christine