I’m tired. It’s hot. I’m ready for the weekend. Again.
1. I really need to get my act together on the whole stretching/PT/core work. I’ve never been much for recovery or anything outside my main workout, and I find it really hard to get motivated to pull out my yoga mat and do crunches and planks after I’ve done my run or ride for the day. Somehow gym access made this slightly less of a tooth-pulling experience, but I don’t have a membership anymore. I know this kind of stuff can have an impact on my performance and my injury status. Help?
2. I’ve been on a little-kid-food kick recently. PB&J and cereal always have been staples of my diet, but I think the rate at which I have consumed the two over the past few weeks borders on absurd. I also had the chance to relive my childhood last weekend when I ate my weight — several times over — in Southern comfort food. Mac&cheese, BBQ, fried green tomatoes, crab cakes — mmmmm. And since I haven’t posted a recipe in awhile — I KNOW — here’s something I invented back in middle school that I’ve brought back as a lunch staple. The Apple-Bagel Sandwich:
Basically, take your favorite bagel, top with thinly sliced apple, your cheese of choice and cinnamon sugar. Toast until the cheese melts and the bagel is to your liking. I used to use Granny Smith apples and American cheese, but this particular one is a Pink Lady with a Mexican blend. Yummmmm.
3. On an only-slightly related note, I’ve had body image issues since forever. This deserves its own post sometime in the near future, but suffice to say I think I’m finally content with both how my body looks and how it performs. I’m in better shape than I ever have been, I feel great and I’m not afraid to walk by the mirror in my underwear. Don’t laugh, you do it too. I have abs, people! It’s hard to notice tiny incremental changes on yourself, but it’s good to hear family and friends who don’t see you on a regular basis say you look healthy and strong. Everyone needs that boost once in awhile.