Rain Day // Rest Day

Hello friends,

Happy Super Bowl Sunday! I will not be watching the game today. Why? Well, for one, I don’t really know who’s even playing. Two, more importantly, I don’t care who is playing. And three, I don’t even know what channel it would be on anyway! ;]

Instead, my Sunday has been productive and also so lazy. 

It’s been productive because I have:

  1. Washed all the dishes & towels
  2. Grocery shopped a bit {yay for quality toilet paper!}
  3. Met up to study for chemistry
  4. Finished chemistry homework

Today has been lazy because it is a rest day. I’ve been thinking to myself lately how much I truly love to run and workout and I don’t want to do anything to jeopardize that! So, to prevent injury, overtraining, or getting sick, I am taking a rest day today. It also happened to perfectly land on a cold, cloudy, rainy day, so I don’t feel bad about missing out on the sunshine. There is none! And seriously, people, I’ve done nothing but chill. Normally, when I have a “rest” day, I always do some abs or some light weight arm stuff, but NOT TODAY. It’s pretty hard to resist, but I know it’s for the best.

I am currently training for three races…. Hahaha:

The Austin Half Marathon on February 16! Two weeks! :] I am so excited and beyond ready! 

The Rookie Tri on May 4th! 300 m swim, 11.2 mile bike, 2 mile run. I’ve done this race before,  but I didn’t put much effort… This time I want to go fast!

Oilman Texas Triathlon on November 4th! 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run. It will be an exhilarating challenge! {The official training plan for that starts in July…}

But since this semester has started, I have upped my training. More running, more cycling, more strength training. 

And it makes me so very hungry. Like all the time. Luckily, when the hunger strikes, it’s healthy cravings. But it’s still hard not to grab a spoon and a peanut butter jar and eat to my heart’s content.

I’ve been focusing more on protein, but mainly lean sources like tuna or salmon {in a can}, and chicken. I also really love ground turkey, but I am currently out!

I know that muscle burns more calories than fat, so it’s kind of to be expected. But I’ve never felt like this before! At least I know my metabolism is roaring! ;]

In other news, today when I met with a friend to work on chem, we went to a coffee shop called Bennu Coffee. I ordered a soy steamer {basically a latte, but with coffee and not espresso} and it was so delicious. 

Alright, I’m off to just lounge around some more and try to resist the urge to eat all my food! 






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