I really, really wanted to run outside today. I ate my usual pre-run snack (banana and peanut butter), downed some water and headed outside and then I saw the clouds. Change of plans yet again! One of these days I WILL be able to get outside and run. It just might be in a few days.
Anyways, once I got to the gym the idea of a 3 – 4 mile run on the treadmill sounded incredibly boring to me so I did 20 minutes of HIIT on the treadmill and followed it with 20 minutes on the arc trainer. HIIT really is the most effective kind of cardio out there – I jumped off the treadmill covered in sweat and continued to sweat through my tank top while on the arc trainer. Hot. ;)
I also did the same upper body strength workout that I did on Monday. Triceps dips are no joke! My arms weren’t that sore until I finished with them and now they’re shaking as I am typing.
But the highlight of my day was not my workout or any food. It was time spent at Centennial Park with one of my best friends, Courtney, and her adorable daughter Emma.
Thanks to Trader Joe’s and their amazing guac and delicious veggie chips, I made the most amazing tacos for dinner. I tried to eat mine as lettuce wraps sandwiched between chips and even though it didn’t end well for me, they were so good.
Here’s an easy tip to beef up your standard taco base (pun intended: After you brown your meat and add your taco seasoning, throw in some green peppers and black beans too. Nick and I both agreed that these were much better than the usual ones.
And then lots of tomatoes, cheese, guac and salsa mixed in. I need to write a post on all of the new-to-me TJ’s products that I am currently in love with because that list is getting to be quite long.
I’m off to find some chocolate and hopefully get into bed early! Have a good night!