I was in the mood to work out last night and that actually hasn’t happened in a long time. Things have felt forced lately. Probably because I don’t like feeling like I “have” to do something and lately “having” to run makes me not want to run or do anything. Can you tell I’m a little burned out from marathon training?
I made my workout a little about running and a lot about weight training and that seemed to help my motivation. Who would have thought I could like weight training? This definitely was not the case a few years ago.
I put together a circuit and headed down to my condo’s gym, which is always hopping after work. Thank goodness I didn’t have to wait for a treadmill.
I did 3.25 miles of interval running in 30 minutes. I warmed up running 6.0 mph for 3 minutes, then alternated between running that speed for 1 1/2 minutes and a faster speed for 1 minute, increasing by 0.5 mph each time. So the part looked like this:
1:00-3:00 6.0 (warm up)
go back to 6.0 and repeat
Then, I did the following leg circuit. I did each circuit twice before moving on to the next.
I only did the core circuit completely through once, but did the slow swimming twice. It was 8:30 pm at that point and I really needed to eat dinner and go to bed.
Side note: The single leg split squat is amazing. I swear it’s the reason my butt shrunk when I did P90X last year.
I had a good snack before my workout, so I wanted to keep dinner light but filling. I only had one thing on my mind, which I had seen earlier in the day.
Pumpkin protein pancakes a la peanut butter fingers…
…except I tweaked the recipe, of course.
1 scoop vanilla soy and spirulina protein powder
1/3 cup canned pumpkin
1/3 cup egg whites
heavy shake of cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice
pinch of ground cloves
splash of almond milk
1/2 sliced banana
Mix well and add banana. I made a PB sauce I with a heaping tsp. of peanut butter flour, 1/2 tsp. agave, and a splash of almond milk. I topped the pancakes with my sauce and Greek yogurt. Two slices of turkey bacon completed my meal.
I like the pancakes but they definitely lacked earthy taste of whole wheat flour, which I’ve grown accustomed too. Definitely worth trying and something I will be making again.
Today is the last day to enter my Alo tank top giveaway!