So, mrC indulged me and we ran to the fitness center. I carried the #OiselleWorldRelay virtual baton in Hong Kong while sporting my favorite running shorts and tank (similar).
The short run was literally a great warm-up for our strength training in the gym. It's already in the high 80s before 7AM here, so we were nice and sweaty going in.
Week 2 Regular Calorie Day - the workout
Warm-up - 10 minutes of (your choice) - Perfect spot for my run.
Strength training - Legs. Chest. Shoulders. Finishers ---> let's talk about these. At the end of an already intense training session, these extra exercises are meant to push you to the next level and leave your energy depleted. The benefits to adding finishers at the end of workout are 1) increased fat burning time after your workout has ended, and 2) burning more calories in less time.
Side note: I finally found the in-between weighted dumbbells. Game changer.
Cool down - Any thoughts we had about running home after the workout disappeared after those finishers. Instead we walked back and spent a little time stretching in what we call the best spot in Discovery Bay ---> because there is always an amazing breeze here.
Regular calorie day - the meals
Broke fast around 11:30 - 2.5 scrambled eggs with ham, 2 pieces GF PB&J toast, and red grapes
Lunch - Quinoa & tuna and some green beans
Dinner - 4 crunchy tacos and corn
Snack (aka dessert) - strawberries
Hitting my macros was a struggle in my previous rounds of carb cycling, but I seem to be getting the hang of it, finally.
How are you celebrating National/Global Running Day?
Do you ever do things because of a FOMO?