Before you do anything this morning, watch this video:
I laughed way too hard at this! Totally made me start my day with a smile and laughter so it was worth it ;)
In addition to this glorious video, I also started my day off with a Tone It Up protein pancake:
Mike and I are on day 2 of the 7 day slim down from the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan! We started it yesterday in anticipation of our trip to Palm Springs. While I’m a veteran at the #7DSD, this is Mike’s first time going all out on it. We’ll see how he likes it and if it works for him.
I’m also adding in Blogilates’ Detox Water to my #7DSD:
She posted about this method on her Instagram a few weeks back and I decided to give it a shot. If it literally does nothing, at least I’m drinking really good tasting water! To a mason jar of ice and water, I add 2 slices of cucumber, 2 slices of orange, 2 slices of lemon, and 3 mint leaves. You let that sit in the fridge for a few hours and then drink it up. I’ve been prepping it right after dinner and then drink it right before bed. To me it tastes like Pimm’s but without the booze (obvi).
I have a little running streak going right now even though I’m not supposed to. Oops. This girl LOVES to run!
We did our Easter Sunday run like I mentioned last post and then on Monday, Mike, Sadie, and I headed out for a nice 30 minute jaunt:
Which felt WAY better than the Sunday run. Who would have guessed that fuelling with healthy, clean eats instead of chocolate, coffee and massive amounts of brunch food would be a better choice?! ;)
Yesterday was Krysten aka Darwinian Fail’s late dad’s birthday. In honor of him, she hosted a virtual 5K with the race registration fee being a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Go over to her blog and read her last few posts about this Happy Heart project to find out more. If you want to participate, you still can! She’s keeping the donation page and virtual 5KM open until Sunday, April 27th. There’s also some prizes to be won which are all listed on her blog.
Anyways, I headed out yesterday after work into 60KM winds to complete my #HappyHeart5KM
Complete with wind blown hair. PS I just discovered this whole "take a picture with your run info" on Nike+. I'm behind the times, I know.
It was a battle to run in those wind gusts but I felt great after. That is until my calves started to get SUPER FREAKING TIGHT later in the evening. I spent some quality time with the foam roller (aka crying in pain) while watching The Mindy Project and then spent the rest of the night rocking this look:
Pro Compression socks FTW.
Not sure why my calves seized up like that but they’re feeling way better today. There’s a bike ride on the tri training schedule today so my unofficial running streak is over after 3 days. What an accomplishment, right? ;)
What’s your method for relieving tight muscles? I swear by my foam roller, even though it’s basically a medieval torture device.
I’ll see you guys later this week!
PS: Any of my readers TIU girls? I’m loving this year’s Bikini Series theme – Create Your Summer! I’ll be participating as much as I can with my race training. I’m also loving our first challenge from K&K – creating a graphic with all the fun things we want to do this summer. Here’s mine:
All of these things go hand in hand with summer for me and I can’t wait to make them happen.