Pretty much everything I do now that I am a mom has gotta be quick.
There is always something to do and not enough time in the day to do it all.
So a quick workout is what I needed last night. I got to the gym, using my awesome Core Power Fit-Kit gym bag, ready to work out!
Lately, I have found that if I bring a protein shake along with me, it helps give me the energy to get through a good workout, since I am usually starving by that time and ready for dinner. I brought the shaker you can see in the image above, this time filled with one scoop of mint chocolate protein powder and add a little bit of water from the fountain. Then I’m able to finish it while I am getting dressed in the locker room.
For my workout last night, I followed Week 2 of my personalized 10k training plan.
During the 2 miles on the treadmill, I got really bad cramps early into the run. This is not the first time this has happened since I started running again after having Rylee.
I’ve had side stitches and cramps before during running, but never this bad. And I have been getting them more often than I used to, pretty much every time I run now days. I used to have a breathing trick that would get rid of them while I ran pretty easily, but even that isn’t working and it is getting really frustrating!
I had to slow my pace and ended up walking for some of the two miles so it took me a lot longer than I wanted to finish.
But I felt good once I cooled down and completed a quick 15 minute Get Focused workout targeting my upper body. The Shoulder Ripper workout from the Nike Training Club App.
I love those workouts! Especially the Get Focused ones because even though they are short, they are really intense.
And speaking of quick, have I told you how much I LOVE the white elephant gift exchange present I received at Christmas last year?
It is amazing! This morning, I gathered my ingredients, inserted them into the sandwich maker and let them cook for about 5 minutes while I gathered all my items to bring along with me, like Rylee’s food for daycare, my gym bag, lunch box and purse and tidied the kitchen.
Once I had everything together, I took out my sandwich and I had a fully cooked and assembled toasted whole wheat bagel with egg, ham and cheese.
Now that is what I call quick. And it is so delicious too!
Question of the Afternoon:
Do you have any tricks for preventing or getting rid of cramps while running?
What is your go-to morning breakfast?
Please leave a comment below and let me know. I would love to hear from you!