I was dragging this morning. We barely made it to church on time. I know we’re adults now, but we haven’t slept in on Saturday now for sooo long!! I feel like it’s starting to catch up with me!
After church we stopped at Zoup! I think it was suggested by a local reader, but I can’t remember for sure? Anyways, I LOVE soup places, but I will say that smell when I walked into the door was crazy overwhelming. I think it’s because they have a lot of soups with seafood in them (gross!). I ended up choosing a Pick 2 kind of deal with a Veggie-terranean Wrap + Chicken Pot Pie Soup. I wanted to get soup in a bread bowl, but I couldn’t commit to just one thing?
Favorite thing about Zoup? They have 12 kinds of soups daily and they let you taste test them. Kind of like at a fro-yo place!
Later, we hit up the gym. Even deader than Friday night! Hooray.
I was planning to watch the red carpet shows for the Oscars, but I got distracted by the USA Track & Field Indoor Championships. And especially by the sweet side story about Sanya Richards-Ross and Aaron Ross. Today was their 2nd anniversary! And her 27th birthday! And she won. Apparently he’s a football player for the team that won the Super Bowl this year. The team Gisele’s husband wasn’t on. Anyways, they workout together, and they were too cute!
I did get to see a little red carpet action, but I’ll probably see all the rest of it in recaps on the treadmill tomorrow.
Today’s workout: Nice and easy 7.02 miles. And then… About 30 minutes before the gym was closing (they close at 7PM on weekends – lame!), I decided to do the burpee challenge I was talking about yesterday.
My goal was to complete at least 50 in 7 minutes!
I followed the direcions for the Cross Fit Open Workout and found a target six inches above my max reach. I used the TRX bands because I didn’t have gymnastics rings handy. Haha.
“At the bottom position, the Athlete’s chest and hips must touch the ground.”
This is what you call a full range of motion workout! You’d think spandex pants would stay up.
Just keep going. 7 minutes is a very long time when you’re doing burpees!
Only the most realistic photos for you guys! I was dying when I finished, but I did 56! Kevin was timing me and forced me to do the last one. I was going to stop at 55. Haha. I know I can do way better (that’s the runner’s personality talking)!! I’ve never done that type of burpee before so it really felt awkward.
I want to be able to do 100. I’ll try for 70 next time I feel like torturing myself for 7 minutes straight. Kevin had a “knee problem” out of nowhere which unfortunately prevented him from participating!
Kevin and I were BOTH happy about tonight’s leftovers. I had Mama Pea’s Spicy African Peanut Stew, and he had the Spicy Peanut Thai pizza from last night. For dessert, I whipped up a little homemade fro-yo in my mini ice cream maker. Nonfat Vanilla yogurt + Almond milk + frozen strawberries + blueberries! A little tart, but so delicious!
Time to get ready for a new week! Can you believe this? I have a load in my washing machine of all hot pink clothes!!! I just got that new hot pink Nike shirt that I was wearing in the burpee pics above, and I was afraid to wash it with anything else. So I managed to put together a whole load of hot pink!
Did you watch the Oscars or the Track & Field? Haha. I know nobody was watching that meet. I’ve discovered that Saturdays/Sundays are the days for cool sports like running and figure skating. I love it because it’s when I have the most treadmill time.
Hardest workout of the weekend? Probably those burpees, but I was kinda dying on yesterday’s run too since I had a stomach full of pizza.
What color could you do a whole load of laundry of? Man, that would be a tricky sentence to have to word correctly. Good thing this is just a blog. PINK! And probably orange too.