I grabbed the camera and brought it with me to work this morning, but I left the memory card in the computer. Doh! Regardless, it ended up to be a pretty good day that included iced coffee, a kick-butt lunch time workout, office packing, and a massage!
My strained yogurt wasn’t enough to hold me over this morning. I snacked on a mini Oatmeal Raisin Walnut Cliff Bar mid-morning and had an apple a few minutes before my run.
Lunchtime Workout: Running Drills & Sprints
Since I didn’t get up to workout this morning, I brought my workout clothes with me to work for a little lunchtime action. I packed a lot of drills, sprints, and running into the limited time I had and by the end my butt was kicked and I felt great! I started with a half mile run to a park, where I ditched my shoes and did another half of a mile on the grass. The soggy, squishy, swampy grass. After my warm-up I did a bit of stretching and moved on to running/spring drills. I did all of the drills I did the last time I did drills, plus the following. I did each 15-20 times.
- elephant walk (straight legs, hands on ground in front of feet)
- single leg butt kicks
- single leg high knees
- backward run
- single leg hopping tuck jump
- double leg hop for height
- double leg hop for distance
- walking forward kicks
- walking backward kicks
- knee lift til thigh is parallel to ground, rotate toward outside keeping leg parallel, back to center, step forward
Following drills, I did barefoot short sprints. I sprinted all out for about 20 seconds, then recovered by jogging 45-55 seconds. I repeated this a total of 8 times which ended up being about a mile total. I then jogged a slow half of a mile barefoot, put my shoes on, stretched a bit, then jogged the half of a mile back to the office.
We still have no food at home and I had a few scraps in the refrigerator at work. I ended up having some turkey, a slice of swiss cheese and some strawbs for lunch. Not super satisfying, but I wasn’t super hungry anyhow.
With a little bit of cookie in my tummy I was able to hold my hunger back enough to actually cook my dinner. I grilled a Black and Blue Angus burger and made a salad with my new greens plus some other goodies from whole foods – oil cured black olives and pepper cheddar. I also added a few hot pepper rings and some Ken’s Light Caesar dressing. A bunch of the greens ended up on my burger post-photo. I put my burger on a whole grain sandwich thing and added some fat-free creamy blue cheese and Franks Red Hot too!
I also got a few of these sweet treats at Whole Foods. They’re Raspberry Licorice Hearts and I like them as a little sweet after dinner, but they are so chewy I can only have a few.
It’s getting late and I have a few more things to do before bed. Goodnight!