Thank goodness it’s the weekend. I am ready for some relaxation after a busy week. Workout wise, I finished week 5 of the couch to 5k. Day one was described in my earlier blog post … day two was a brisk five minute warm up walk, 8 minutes of running, 5 minutes of walking and 8 minutes of walking. I walked home as my cool down and did a lot of stretching. The third and final day of week five had to take place at 6am Friday morning #dedication. It’s actually because I bailed on working out on Monday, which messed up my schedule and I needed to squeeze in my workout … Day three was a brisk five minute walk followed by twenty minutes of running and a five minute cool down walk. While i made it through just fine despite some muscle stiffness of the early morning, I felt like this was a large jump if you have never run before. I am used to training programs that start with running as much as I can whether it be three minutes or three miles and slowly add on more time every week. This training schedule has been effective for me in the past, but I wanted to try something new so I am sticking to my current regiment.
In other news, I went to Apollo Grill in Bethlehem Friday. It was fantastic. I had the Superfood Salad and my mouth is watering just thinking about it now …. Spinach, kale, pomegranate seeds, strawberries, blueberries, toasted almonds, crumbled blue cheese, strawberry- and a light lemon vinaigrette. I wanted so very badly to take a picture, but I was at a work lunch and felt it may be inappropriate. I will just have to try and recreate this salad in the near future and take a picture of my own salad then!!
As the week ended, I promised myself I would relax all weekend, however, it occurred to me this morning that I did no weight training this week. So, I felt obliged to make it up with early morning Flow at Sojourn. It was hard …. dragging myself out of bed early, but completely worth it. I feel great. Now, I plan to add some bailey’s to my coffee to take on a walk with John Paul … it is that kind of day.