The six inches of snow where I live has equated to two days of cancelled school (gotta love the South). I really love snow days because it’s so nice to have a valid reason to stay home and relax. This morning, I slept in and then had some rocking chocolate oatmeal topped with Larabar’s Coconut Cocoa Renola. Then I studied for a test that I’ll have when I get back to school (I’m trying to be a responsible student despite the senioritis that’s kicking in ha ha).
Later in the morning was workout time. Since going to the gym was out of question because of the snow, I spent some quality time on the treadmill. I’m not really a runner or cardio person (I focus on developing strength mostly), so I was surprised that I made it for an hour! When I began, I told myself that I’d do at least thirty minutes at intervals of two minutes at 6.5 mph and one min at 8 mph. After 30 min, I decided to go for 45 minutes at 6 mph, which turned into an hour at 6.5 mph after going 6 mph for a while.
I’m happy that I made it so far, especially because my family’s treadmill is not in an ideal location — it’s in this closet space called the sideroom. I passed time by watching music videos on Youtube.
My favorite was “Oceans” by Hillsong United – it’s such an amazing song.
After my run, I did some back extensions and stretching. And of course, I followed my workout with an amazing lunch: spaghetti squash, baked beets, grape tomatoes, chicken, and mustard.
I was so exhausted from my run that I indulged in an hour and a half nap. Then I did some studying, had a snack (an apple, coffee, and a Coconut Pie Larabar), and went for a walk.
Here’s a selfie to prove that I braved the cold:
Dinner was huge. I had chicken, kale, grape tomatoes, and my chocolate sweet potato topped with Larabar’s Coconut Cocoa Renola and peanut butter.
Then I watched the original Karate Kid with my parents. It was pretty good — at least better than the other one that came out a few years ago. I liked that the kid was a teenager and not ten years old; it seemed more realistic. And the day ended with a Chocolate Peppermint Lunabar for dessert and some blogging.
How was your day?
Do you like treadmill running?