Dancing for Food

Overcoming the ballet body image.

No Pain, No Gain?

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I ran this morning.  10 miles.  The morning after my third CrossFit class.  Am I crazy?  Probably.

I actually didn’t feel too bad during the run.  I was naturally a little tired at first and my legs felt heavy, but I just reminded myself to take it nice and easy and not push myself.  I’ve also been trying to remind myself during runs to run for ME and use the time to let my mind wander.

It sort of wandered.  I was listening to mostly Taylor Swift (yay new Red album!) along with some other country/good workout music.  I got up at 7 and started running probably around 7:45.  I had to go back in to get my sunglasses because the sun was very bright this morning.  Fortunately, the air was nice and cool the whole time.  I finished around 9:20.  I really need to get a Garmin.  I always guess on how long a run takes me.

I had a graham cracker with peanut butter before the run and a protein shake (protein powder and milk) when I got back.  I also stretched and foam rolled for a while because I knew I’d need it.  No pain, no gain, right?  Between CrossFit and running, I better be stronger in a few weeks than I am now!  When our month of CrossFit is up, we’ll see what we do.  I might just do my own strength training.  As awesome as CrossFit is, it’s obviously very expensive.

Once I was all stretched, rolled, and fed with protein, I cleaned like crazy.  Lately I’ve been on a total cleaning kick right after a run.  It feels so good to just get it done and get the laundry started before I shower (you’re going to get icky while you clean so why bother showering first?).  When Mat gets home he cleans the bathroom (the one chore I asked that he do – I’m cool with everything else) and then the rest of the weekend we live in a clean place.  It’s lovely.  🙂

Here’s my fun fall themed TV stand.  Along with the Ironman world championships that are on NBC.  🙂


Ok, that was actually a commercial.  Whoops, my bad.

My real meal after all the cleaning was done and I finally showered (isn’t it just so satisfying to take a shower – and shave your stubbly legs, oops – after a good workout and cleaning session?  No?  Ok, I’m weird) was overnight oats and fruit.  I had a banana and a few strawberries and I gobbled before snapping a pic.


In the jar:

  • peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup organic pumpkin
  • handful chocolate chips
  • milk
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • granola (added before eating)

I shook it all together when I made it last night so the spice would mix better.  I wasn’t sure what it was going to taste like, but it was actually really good!  I’ve made overnight oats with pumpkin before, but never thought to put the pumpkin pie spice in it.  Lesson learned: it’s way better with the spice!

So this Ironman championship.  Holy crap these people are amazing.  I’m running my first marathon ever in March and I thought that was an accomplishment.  This guy on here has won the Ironman 5 times?!?!  They probably feel super relieved to be off the bike and into the run because they ONLY have a marathon left.  Oy.  And I thought I was in shape…

Sorry if this was a rambly post.  I just had so many little things to say!  Mat and I have date night tonight – we’re going to the pumpkin patch and then using a gift card for The Melting Pot for dinner.  We haven’t had date night since JULY.



Author: Melissa

Getting healthy - mind, body, and soul.

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