My very [very] loose workout schedule is a tricycle of this:
Run, yoga, cross train. Run, yoga, cross train.
I don’t do it intentionally – those are just the order of exercises I seem to enjoy most.
When I joined my new gym, I promised myself I wouldn’t take the easy route of doing boring cardio machines on days I wasn’t running or going to yoga. I hate how blah they make me feel (even the super challenging stairmaster), and since I live in a town with plenty to do outside, there’s no reason I should waste time on cardio machines. I prefer running outside, biking, hiking, yoga cycle classes, and the pool!
So today, I made a mental plan to swim.
I have to say, right before I left, I was VERY tempted to just keep on my warm clothes and do the elliptical. It would have been easier than packing up dry clothes, shampoo, goggles, a towel. I do not like the process of swimming! But I DO always love it once I’m in the pool and doing it.
I ended up having a nice 30 minute swim. No counting laps – just zoning out for 30 minutes of nonstop strokes. I showered there and biked on home.
And I made it home just in time for lunch with Cashews and Hummus!
May I present, Cashews and Hummus
Wait, wrong photo. Here she is!!
She works just around the corner from our house, so I invited her over for a lunch break. Of course we had to serve up her faves
These Yumnuts were sent as a sample to try, and they are really tasty. Especially the Chocolate and Coconut flavors!! The Honey and Cajun are good too. We were all impressed during the lunchtime tasting. Cara liked them a lot because they are dry-roasted and not oily.
Matt made the hummus, but it wasn’t the best (texture wise) so I’m not printing a recipe. It’s just chickpeas with lots of lemon and garlic gold.
We served a huge salad
With a side of roasted squish-a-squash! I think this was Buttercup kind?
Cara brought fruit! Pears + figs
I’m going to a food talk this afternoon with Faith. Packing needs to happen too!