Yesterday started out perfect. I woke up with no problem, got into my running clothes for 40 degrees and rainy weather, drank a small cup of earl grey tea and set out with Joe for a 5am run.
The weatherman’s rain prediction was nowhere to be found. It even felt pretty comfortable temperature wise. Joe and I ran a new 4.2 mile route in just under 42 minutes.
I find that my morning runs are usually around 10 minute miles, but I feel light on my feet and great running. My afternoon/evening runs are usually closer to 9:00-9:30 minute miles and I feel heavier on my feet. I’m sure it has to do with the lack of food in my stomach first thing in the morning, or maybe I’m just a morning runner… who knows 🙂
My post run breakfast was pretty and pink.
Strawberry Egg White Oats
In the mix:
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup each soy milk and water
pinch of sea salt
1 tbsp wheat germ
2 tbsp strawberry egg white protein
4 large frozen strawberries, diced
I topped it all off with almond butter, sliced almond and chia seed.
This breakfast was SO sweet! I hadn’t tried Jay Robb’s strawberry egg white protein powder before and was overwhelmed by the sweetness. I didn’t even use a whole serving too!
I must have had the perfect amount of protein in my breakfast though because I felt so satisfied and full for longer than normal. Also, because it was so sweet all I wanted for my morning snack was veggies and hummus. I had a juicy pear too but not for the sweetness, all for the juicy-ness.
Tuesday evening was the start of my bootcamp. I haven’t mentioned anything about this yet but I decided to start a bootcamp for family and friends. I’ve never attended an outdoor bootcamp before but have always wanted to. The high price tag always turns me away. This way I get to create workouts that incorporate strength training, cardio/plyo and flexibility, while making it challenging and keeping the heart pumping.
The Tuesday/Thursday classes are circuit style workouts that can be modified for all exercise levels, because all of the ladies are at different fitness levels. Sundays will focus more on cardio/plyo, core and flexibility.
I want to find a camo exercise tank, wouldn’t that be cute for the bootcamp? I’ll have to keep my eyes peeled for one.
Have you even taken part in an outdoor bootcamp? Was it fun? Tell me about it!