Work was pretty straight forward today. Actually, come to think of it, the kids were especially cute so it was a good old day! And work flew by which is always nice.
I got home after picking up some dry cleaning, took the dog out for a quick walk and then started to get a bit peckish! I turned to the fridge and snacked on one of these bad boys…
Annndd then another one. I am loving these quick and easy Peanut Butter Energy Bites and they were even more delicious today after spending the whole night in the fridge. Yum!
I spent a little time sitting around doing a bit more organising. I can’t get over how much more space we have in and around the coffee table since disposing of all of my wedding stuff. It’s like a breath of fresh air! Perhaps this means I need a new project, hmmmm.
I knew if I was going to get a workout in, it was going to have to happen soon! It was such an absolutely beautiful day outside that heading to the gym or doing an at-home workout just wasn’t going to cut it. I decided to lace up my new runners and hit the pavement! I am not usually an afternoon runner. When I do go, it’s usually first thing in the morning so I wasn’t really sure how I would go with a full day’s food sitting in my belly. Well, those energy bites must have really done the trick because I ended up running 4.5 miles in 40 minutes! Yes 4.5 miles is a walk in the park for some, but for me that’s the longest distance I have ever run!! I was SO excited! I felt strong and great and while it was definitely tough, I had enough juice in the tank to sprint my street back to the apartment. Yay!
Having this view didn’t hurt either…
Man it was a beautiful day today. I was also listening to a particularly funny episode of This American Life podcast that kept me well and truly distracted!
I rounded off the workout with a quick 50 crunches, 25 push ups and a lot of nice stretching. Was I a sweaty mess? Yup!
Sweaty disaster but feeling good!
I am now waiting for Chris to get home while working on some dinner. Steak is on the menu for tonight and I’m working on a little sweet potato side dish. *Correction* I was working on a sweet potato side dish but now it appears I bought yams instead. I’ll never understand the difference! Ohh the challenges of living in a different country. We’ll have to see how it comes out.
Enjoy your night everyone!