Well, it’s summer. And the epic battle has begun.
In one corner: the alarm clock. It went off at 7:00 this morning, at which time I was either to get up and run a 5K race, or do a long run. Negative on both counts. I shut it off and went back to sleep.
In the other corner: the treadmill. Ugh. Just, ugh.
After awaking (again) at 9:45 and realizing I’d already kinda missed my window to run outside without subjecting myself to oven-like conditions, I accepted my fate. Today would be a treadmill day.
I realize there is no point to this post other than to bitch and moan, but I just don’t like this hot, humid summer weather. And if there’s one thing I hate more than running in the heat, it’s getting up early. I miss the days of being able to get a weekend long run in at noon. Sigh.
End of whine. On to something more positive. 🙂
Today’s EAT: It was a clean-out-the-fridge kinda day!
First item to use up: a couple of links of chicken sausage. So breakfast was whole-wheat pancakes, eggs and sausage:
I admit, the inclusion of pancakes was totally to have an excuse to pour maple syrup on the sausage. Mmm…is there a better combo out there?
Second item to use up: a duck thigh. Kinda random, huh? Enter duck quesadillas:
I chopped up the meat and heated it in a pan, then stuck it between two whole-wheat tortillas with cheddar cheese and scallions. With a side of lime and greek yogurt for dipping, this was a perfect light lunch for the hubs and me!
Today’s DRINK: I am sure I have mentioned this a few times, but it is H-O-T in NYC right now. I spent most of the day sitting in front of my overworked air conditioner.
After my treadmill run and a cool shower, though, I decided to chill out even more with a glass of cold Prosecco:
I love bubbles. And I firmly believe you don’t need any excuse or “special occasion” to enjoy them. 🙂
Today’s RUN: I usually run pretty quick on the treadmill – mostly because I think that subconsciously, I’m trying to get it over with. I logged 5 miles in 38:55 today, 7:47 pace.
After my run, I did some core work – including some “walking planks,” inspired by She Runs Brooklyn. These were a great workout! I felt a lot of work happening not only in my core, but my shoulders too. I’m gonna definitely work them in to my core routine.
Today’s QUESTION: Need to whine about something? I’ve clearly done my share, so rant here, guilt-free. 🙂