Here is what’s my mind this beautiful Thursday…
It’s really nice outside today. A reminder that I hate being in an office and I would like a job where I have more flexibility (i.e. be my own boss). Now the question is, how the heck do I get to be my own boss?
I cooked with millet for the first time yesterday and I loved it! I made this recipe here from ‘Oh She Glows’ and it was delicious! If you have not cooked any of her recipes before, you must try them asap! I usually cook with Quinoa, but wanted to try something new. I really liked the chewy texture of the millet combined with lentils and zucchini in this recipe! I also love this fact about Millet: Phosphorus in millet helps with fat metabolism, body tissue repair and creating energy (phosphorus is an essential component of adenosine triphosphate or ATP, a precursor to energy in your body). Such a great reason to eat millet as an athlete!
We are planning a trip out to Utah in late September, and I’m getting stressed out trying to figure out where to explore out there! We have a wedding in Park City and plan to spend a week prior to the wedding exploring the area or driving to Wyoming! We have been to Moab in southern Utah, but never anywhere else. We are looking to do some camping, hiking, mountain biking, etc… suggestions welcome! Living on the east coast, the West is very foreign to me:)
I’m on a mission to get my glutes back! After giving up Crossfit this Winter to focus on Ironman training, I’ve noticed that my glutes went from defined and strong to looking flat and feeling weak… not happy about this! Not only does it look bad to have a flat bum, but it’s also not good for all of the biking and running I do! Case and point right here from Competitor Magazine: Have you noticed that sprinters usually have big butts? That’s because the glutes are the hardest-working muscles in all-out sprinting. In athletes who do a lot of full-speed running, the muscle fibers comprising the glutes thicken, and the rear end inflates. The glutes are the hardest-working muscles in distance runners, too, but the relatively low-intensity nature of the training does not stimulate the sort of hypertrophy that results in visible changes to the anatomy. I’m on a mission to get my glutes back and I’ve been doing strengthening exercises 2-3 times/week! I will share my favorites on the blog soon!
Read more about glutes and running HERE.
I have been enjoying my lunch time runs, or ‘runches’ as I like to call them! I can’t always get out to run during lunch, but when I can, it’s a really nice way to break up the day (and get my training in)! I also find that my energy level is at a great point during the lunch hour. I don’t always have a ton of energy to run after a long day at work, so during midday is perfect for me (this is of course when I don’t run in the morning hours). My only grip is having to get changed, clean up and all of that … then return to my desk… still sweating..
Happy almost Friday!