I went to a health seminar yesterday that was about ‘living a healthier life’. A lot of it was information I already knew, but sometimes it’s a nice refresher to learn why it’s important and pick up a few new tricks. The theme of the class was ‘everything in moderation’, and ‘move your body more’. Duh, rocket science, right?
A few easy ways to move more:
- Whenever you go up or down a flight of stairs, turn around and go up and down again before moving on
- When you’re on the phone, pace back and forth (Irving does this and easily walks a few extra miles a day (seriously, he wears a pedometer to prove it)!
- When you’re washing dishes, do leg lifts or calf raises
- Walk whenever you can!
All that info motivated me, and when I got home from work, I turned around to go for a run! I intended to do a 5K, but when I got back and mapped it, it turned out to only be 2.6 miles. But hey, I moved, right? It felt so great. There were so many people outside last night! Everyone is enjoying the longer days I think.
One thing I learned while running: Green Day has the BEST songs for keeping a steady pace. All their songs have the perfect tempo for my running speed. It keeps me going!
I blame the warmer temps, but it was H-O-T!
Only one thing sounded refreshing:
Shocktop with Fresh Oranges! Delish! (Opened with my new Contiki bottle opener! Sweet!)
We had some baked Ravioli for dinner (another reason why I wanted to run!)
The bunnies guarded my beer. Mmm!
The sunset was GORGEOUS last night. The sky was a bright pink color, so nice!
PS… Those endorphins are TOTALLY kicking in. It feels so good to sweat a little!