Sunday, August 12, 2012

What, You Went Running?!


I'm a simpleton and can't parallel park. I mean, I can, when the space is nice and big (drivers test, anyone?) but when it's real-life, epic fail.

Woke up bright and early and headed out to Piedmont Park's Active Oval to get my Hooverball on, and alas, missed out. If you know me, you know I hate missing out. I've never played Hooverball, but how can a game like volleyball played with a medball not be a freaking blast?

I knew I needed to get some endorphins flowing fast or I was going to spiral into cranky-town really fast. So instead of getting on the phone and calling everyone like mad to help me park, I just took in stride. I instead, headed back towards Decatur, parked downtown, and did what normal people on Sunday's.

I went for a run.

A what? You went for a what?

A run. Yes, a whopping 4 miles. 

They were dreadful. I was bored. I wanted to get 5 in, but couldn't get past the torture of running any more than 4. I ran that last mile as fast as I could, and clocked them all in under 40 minutes. I wasn't going for a speedy time, I was just running to enjoy myself, but about .80 miles in, I realized how much I'd rather be playing Hooverball than jogging along Decatur Square, and there was nothing enjoyable about it.

CrossFit has spoiled me! There was a time when I thought running was SO MUCH FUN! I would rather bang my head against a wall for 40 minutes than run these days. Actually, that's kind of what running feels like for me, except it's my knees banging against the ground ...

The day turned around when I sat like a glorious, sweating slug by the pool for the rest of the afternoon and listened to Dr. Laura.


I thought I had problems. Then, I listen to some of the people on that show. Yikes.

To top off the evening, I created fun little adult beverage that I enjoyed with the Husband. Is this Paleo? I don't really care, because I just threw whatever would mix with rum in there, it's slim pickings around hurr at the moment. I promise I will go grocery shopping soon. (As you can see, I am just too busy taking self-portraits. Priorities, people.)


I dubbed it the Orange Coconut Crush. Serves 2. 

3 oz. of rum 
1 cup ice 
juice of 3 oranges (don't mind a little pulp in there)
10 drops liquid Stevia
1/3 cup coconut milk (I used an Almond milk/Coconut milk blend). 
Pour into blender and whirrrrrrr.

Cheers to a shitty Sunday and hopes to a better Monday!

Internship starts tomorrow, yes!
And the Husband and I are hitting up the YMCA together first thing in the morning (6am!) to work out together. You know how normal people do dinner or movies for quality time? Working out with the Husband is how I like mine. ;)

How do you and yours spend time together?

27 comments:

  1. The Hubs & I just got back from a walk, it was nice. He works out of town a lot so we don't get to spend a whole lot of time together these days.

    Sorry your run was boring! I love running, but it does get boring occasionally, and this heat doesn't help!

    BTW: Do you eat paleo? I've seen a few references to paleo, but wasn't sure if you follow paleo?

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    1. I know how you feel with the husband being busy, when we were first married, my husband was always on some crazy duty and worked insane hours, I missed him.

      I'm not Paleo strict at all. I would say I eat cleanly, so a lot of my recipes happen to be sugar-free, grain free or at least lower-carb and lower-sugar. I don't have any food allergies like a lot of people that are strict, but I do enjoy the practice of eating whole, real, foods and following a more anti-inflammatory diet.

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  2. You are too cute! I don't run since i have a sensitive back issue but i do love training with heavy weight. Good luck tomorrow and i know you will do fantastic!

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    1. So happy I have an iron belle on board!

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  3. I HAVE to run. Its what I do to stay sane, not to stay in shape. It is the only time that my mind completely clears. I almost never listen to music when I do it. Just concentrate on nothing. Then I can go home and sanely deal with my kiddos and husband!

    I've accepted that it is part of the reason I haven't lost any more weight. My muscles are so use to it, even days that I push, that they simply don't have to work as hard, and I am burning less calories now than I did when I first got back into running. But the time I have to work out is soooo limited, and until I have a little more time to dedicate, I have to go with the mind clearing.

    You are like my husband. He is exactly the opposite. Running is torture to him, and he gets the same mental cleanse when he is doing kettle bells, speed bag, and hitting his tractor tire with a sledge hammer.

    Your drink looks yummy!

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    1. Husband and I brought huge 400+ pound tires as our gym equipment from Texas. I love flipping them and using them as a box to jump off of, but I'm dying to sledgehammer!

      And you just do you! If you love running then good, do it for me, too!

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    2. We have an actual tractor in our garage in one bay, then my van is in the middle and in the last bay is this big skidder tire we got from a logging company in the area. People walk through the garage and can't figure out what the heck the tire is for as it clearly wouldn't fit the tractor! I tell them that B hits it with a sledgehammer or lifts it or jumps on it and now my kids are jumping up on it as well. They think we are an odd family. I also put my dog in the center of it when I have to vacuum the van. I love my Stella to pieces, but she isn't too smart and hasn't figured out that she can jump right out of it. It keeps her contained.

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  4. most peoples bodies make me feel insecure but your body makes me feel like the Pillsbury dough girl.

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  5. I HATE running as well but have been trying to force myself to do it... but 3 slow miles are my max lol!!! You and your husband sound like what my boyfriend is TRYING to get us to do.... On our two year anniversary we did Fran together in his garage....Romantic? He thinks so!
    Hope you have a better monday!
    xoxo
    Dani
    www.thatfitnesschic.blogspot.com

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    1. That sounds like a wonderful anniversary! He's a lucky guy! Confrats on 2 years, too :)

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  6. I'll run for you! You can do cross fit instead. (:

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  7. Enjoy the internship! So jealous of it! I'm not a fan of running either! I would much rather CrossFit any day!

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  8. YES! I love that..my boyfriend and I's dates usually consist of workouts at the gym followed by dinner. So much better than sitting and not talking in total darkness of a movie or some stuffy restaurant!!

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    1. My dream date! (The kind where I don't even have to change out of sweaty gym clothes!) Bahaha ... my poor husband. =/

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  9. I made your protien waffles yesterday. I have the worst luck with my waffle maker! The switch to pancakes proved a better idea. Still, very tasty! I added apple mush to sweeten instead of the stevia.
    I cant wait to hear more about your internship!

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    1. The coconut ones? Or the Atkins mix ones? I feel like some peoples waffle makers get hotter than mine - so cooking it at a lower temp it always a good idea!

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  10. I love to workout with my husband too. We actually ran a race together on Saturday.. I beat him by a few minutes. Lol. I agree that running has been a lot less enticing since I started doing some more strength/Crossfit type workouts.

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    1. I LOVE THAT YOU BEAT HIM! Beating the boys is a big deal! And I'm happy someone knows where I am coming from on the boring part. I was singing to myself at one point ...

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  11. just found your blog and i love it!

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  12. that drink looks delicious! I love that you are all about health and fitness but also find a balance (aka that drink) and are able to enjoy life!!! That is really what healthy living is all about isn't it?

    You are so lucky you and your husband share this aspiration to better yourselves together!! Hope your early morning training went well!!:)

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    1. Life is too short otherwise! :)

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  13. My husband and I's quality time is gym too! Your body is awesome! Definite motivation for me :) Also Piedmont Park's parking sucks in general! I used to hate trying to parallel park on a busy Saturday and trying to reverse into traffic flying at me. Ugh Atlanta parking/traffic/bad drivers :)

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  14. I just. Love your blond am wondering if I could interview you??? I would love to feature you and your amazing talent/physique on myblog. I couldn't find an email address for you? Mine is www.bouffeebbini@hotmail.com
    Look forward to hearing from you

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  15. 3 Researches SHOW Why Coconut Oil Kills Fat.

    The meaning of this is that you literally kill fat by eating Coconut Fat (also coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 studies from big medical magazines are sure to turn the traditional nutrition world upside down!

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