good morning! we've got dreary, cold weather this weekend, but i've decided this is just extra motivation to spend the time relaxing at home, watching movies, and generally feeling cozy. josh has already glued himself to his (barbaric, scary, ethically questionable) video game and while i am going to encourage him to not spend his entire weekend on this, i'm letting him enjoy it for now.
plans for the day
☑ 10 AM spin class
☑ yogadownload's 20 minute yoga for runners
☑ laundry & cleaning
☑ 30 minutes reading for work
☑ more murakami
☑ find some new music and refill iPod
☑ watch vicky christina barcelona
☑ out to somewhere in durham for dinner? tonali and blu seafood and bar are two places we've been wanting to try.
a lovely weekend day.
weighty stuff, part deux
in this post i complained about marathon training weight gain, a phenomenon i have noticed (and been frustrated by) in the past as well. not soon after, i reinjured myself and have been resting/cross-training only. it's been 3 weeks since i've done an actual long run. the result? i have been noticeably less hungry, but have not really made any concerted effort to change my diet. and interestingly, true to past experiences, i'm back to (what i consider) normal and my clothes fit nicely again. loss of muscle? glycogen? fluid? fat? who knows, but i can definitely tell a difference.
i am sure jillian would like me to credit her shred but i've only done it twice. sorry!
workout: 45 minutes on the elliptical (average HR 173), levels 9 - 12, 5.4 'miles' covered + 30 day shred, level 1. still painful and hard, especially on the legs during the lunges and squats!
doin' time: i considered cooking, but between catching up on desperate housewives and grey's (which is horrendously bad these days but somehow i just can't stop watching) i couldn't peel myself off of the couch to do so. we went out to our local pizza joint (loop) and i drank a glass of merlot, had a delicious salad with tomatoes (both regular AND sun-dried), walnuts, and gorgonzola, and enjoyed some pizza bianco (ricotta, mozz, and spinach on a white pizza). yum. i should have taken pictures to capture this perfect friday night meal, but i didn't!
reading: 30 PREP questions done during downtime between meetings, plus some progress on my required QI (quality improvement) project. i'll call that sufficient.