Day 9: Feelin’ Fine

… more like S.O.R.E.

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The second day soreness from Sunday’s HIIT workout kicked in and I could feel it as I climbed out of bed this morning.  This is about the time when the fatigue sets in — I was in bed by 9pm last night — which is when I need to push through to get to the incredible feeling on the other side!

I changed yesterday’s run to a power walk.  My body is exhausted.  To keep moving and working out for the 30 consecutive days, I got outside, enjoyed the sun and used it as an active recovery day.  To me, active recovery means a walk or a gentle yoga class (no heat, no power vinyasa). It’s something, once a week, where I am still getting exercise and moving my body, but taking it easy to allow my body ample time to absorb the workouts that I’ve done earlier in the week.

My meetings for this week were pushed until May, which means I am here in DC for the lovely 80 degree weather.  Can you believe it? 80 degrees!? Since I’m here, yesterday’s run is scheduled for today and as I type this, I’m sipping a yummy green smoothie.  Sounds odd, right? But it’s super easy and really filling.  Here is the recipe:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 orange
  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 2-3 cups of kale
  • 1 cup of water

Blend well and enjoy!

green smoothie

The blender helps to break up the food allowing your body to save the energy that would normally be used in breaking down the food.  The nutrients from the smoothie go directly into your body, providing you instant energy!  Plus, you already get in 4 servings of fruits and vegetables before even leaving the house in the morning!

If you need some additional motivation to workout today (or any day) check out this list of 100 Reasons to Workout Today

Until tomorrow…

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