FIRST Post! Woo hoo!
Since I work East Coast hours while living on the West Coast, I get into work earlier than I’d like – around 7-7:30am. Add to that my tendency to hit the snooze button no less than 5 times each morning + curly hair that needs a good blow dry and flat-iron and a morning workout just isn’t in the cards for me most days. (I occasionally fully embrace the slicked- back-hair look a la Natalie Portman).
That being said 90% of the time I do my workouts immediately after work. I bring my clothes with me to work, change in the locker room, get to it, then hop on the bus listening to Pandora and hoping no one I know happens to be sitting within 10-feet of my sweaty self.
I nearly keeled over during my 20 minutes of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) yesterday (20 seconds at 9.5, 40 seconds at 5.0) followed by a 1-mile jog so today I needed something a little lower key. I’ve been wanting to start The Hunger Games so I hopped on the stationary bike, picked the “Hill” program (I like to simulate my natural SF habitat), upped the level to 10 and started pedaling.
Time: 40 minutes
Distance: 10.5 miles
Chapters Read: 4
Legs Felt Like: Jello
I was initially skeptical of this book and the plot (on the back cover) seemed completely unrealistic to me. Once I got past that, and 5 chapters in, I can’t wait to keep reading! Whenever I really like a book, I get REALLY excited when I know there are more to come in the same series with the same characters – you should have seen me with Harry Potter – kid. in. a. candy. store. (Book 7 excluded – finishing that was just downright depressing!)
Off to whip up some dinner – healthy. simple. easy. Just the way I like my weeknight meals! Stay tuned for the delish details!