Hello my dears!
How are you on this lovely Wednesday morning?
I'm surprisingly good - I woke up without my alarm clock and I'm feeling pretty refreshed despite staying up to watch the Olympics last night (again)!
Last night while watching Sanya Richards-Ross kick some butt in the 200m qualifier (I'm sort of obsessed with her hair), I had sort of a sad thought... I was watching some of the most elite athletes in the world... with my ass basically glued to my couch... again...
Sure, I'm nursing an ankle injury, but I felt so lazy in that moment. And then I realized that "that moment" had happened a lot over the last week and a half while watching the Olympics!
And if the response I got to this realization from twitter is any indication, I'm not the only one! So I put together this couch-(and ankle injury)-friendly workout to counteract my laziness!
It's not much, but it's SOMETHING - and I figure if I do it during every commercial break (of which there are many) with a challenging weight, I may even get some definition in my arms!
Have you been glued to your couch during this Olympics?
I have to say, being injured sucks. My ankle is feeling a lot better, but I don't want to get back to running too early only to hurt it again, so I'm giving it another day or two... which REALLY sucks because I got new shoes in the mail yesterday and I'm dying to break them in!
Yep. I finally broke down and bought a pair of Saucony Kinvara 3s. I've been running in the Kinvara 2s since January and loved them from the start... and of course, I'm a firm believer of the saying:
I find this to be especially true with running shoes. When I find a pair that works for me, I tend to stock up because you never know when it'll be discontinued or changed!
Running shoes can literally make or break your
Hence why I have four pairs of the Kinvara 2s...
The white/pink pair is the newest addition to my Kinvara 2 collection (which also came in the mail yesterday - my insurance plan in case the 3s don't work out)... but I have to admit that the day-glow yellow is my favorite of the bunch!
So yeah, I stocked up on my trusty 2's (which I was able to get super cheap online since the 3s are out), but since I've heard so many great things about the 3s, I had to give them a try... I'll let you know what I think after I get a few miles on them!
Do you have a favorite running shoe?
Since my workouts have been basically non-existent thanks to the ol' ankle (and my Olympic laziness), I've been trying to focus on eating well this week and (with one exception - takeout sushi), preparing meals at home.
|"Egg in a (w)hole" grain toast w/ cantaloupe|
|Homemade white pizza topped with a ton of veggies|
|The best meal I've had all week|
|Sriracha eggs w/ arugula, whole grain toast w/ jam|
Want some more meal inspiration? Check out Jenn's "What I Ate Wednesday" blog round-up!