I’ve been *gasp* running and I’ve even thrown some weights around. Say whaaaaaaaat? As a way to kind give me a bit of a kick in the rear, I’ve been adding to my running play list. Tiny bit of a hiccup since my bluetooth headphones don’t seem to want to connect to my new phone so I’m trying to find a pair for running. I had a good pair that I picked up for cheap that didn’t fall out of my itty bitty ear holes but apparently they don’t make them anymore. I just can’t seem to find a pair that stays put, even Yurbuds don’t fit right. Designed for women’s ears my ass. It’s so frustrating because I really want to have some tunes to rock to. Lately I’ve been hooked on Judah and the Lion’s song Take it All Back. If you listen you can just imagine the parts that make you want to run faster. And I want to play it so I can run faster. Not only that but you can rock out to a mandolin and banjo.
I haven’t been good about keeping track of either running or weight workouts but I’ve been consistently around 5 km. I figure right now it’s getting back out there and then start the building process again. For a bit I was disappointed and then I remembered that 5 km is a race distance. AND I’d rather be out for five than none at all.
I’ve been good with food too. I’m really proud that I made a super garlicky caesar dressing and tossed it with some romaine lettuce and blanched asparagus. So good. And yes I ate out of a mixing bowl. It was either that or my giant salad bowl.
And I had a poke bowl for the first time when a friend told me to go to ONO Poke Bar. WOW. I had mine with torched (yes torched) salmon, corn, avocado, edamame, carrots, egg, bonito flakes, some other stuff. If you’ve never had poke bowl, it’s all the best parts of going to a Japanese restaurant. I can see this being my new favourite place to go when I’m at work.
Then I hung out with my nephews. I mean seven is kind of a big deal. And there was cake.
I’ve started taking spirulina which is basically dried blue-green algae. Nothing crazy, just a spoonful with protein powder to post-workout shakes. I’m not going to lie: the smell makes me gag a little. It smells like you’ve snuck your entire nose in a bottle of fish food. But it’s supposed to be loaded full of protein and vitamins and blah blah blah so hopefully that’ll help with my lack of energy.
I’ve also come to conclusion that my general feeling of malaise and lack of motivation may be due to an overall lack of direction. I have all these plans and ideas but no timeline or defined goals. I’ve just been kind of riding the current of life in pretty much every aspect of life. So as part of my resetting of life, I am going to set an actual goal for my running. And since I just came up with that idea as I typed it, I will let everyone know what that is when I come up with it.
And here’s a shameless picture of the dogs. Just because. People try and tell me that boxers, boston terriers, and pugs don’t like water. Can someone maybe tell them that? The funniest part is that Leo and Jack were both urban dogs when I got them and they both hated the water. Now I can’t keep them out of it. It’s also great when I want to “ice” my legs.