I need to sign up for a race ASAP. Having a race and date that you are committed forces you to be consistent about working out, even when you’re tired. I’ve had some amazing runs in the past when I initially felt exhausted and felt like doing anything BUT running, but headed out from my run anyway because I knew I had a race coming up and was committed to working out. Today I got home from work, and all I could think about was crashing on the couch and not moving the rest of the night. I was/am exhausted. Originally I had wanted to run, but I couldn’t gather up the motivation to. Instead, Dean and I decided to give a new beer we had bought the other day a try.
Had I had a race in the near future, I would’ve been like, “Julia, stop whining, get your as$ out the door and get your run on.” I’m debating if I should just sign up for CIM in December to get myself motivated and moving. On the other hand, I really DO have a ton to do in regards to residency and wedding planning, so maybe it’s better I don’t get too committed to running obsessively?
I have always been somewhat of a beer snob. Like, I would never waste money on a bud or miller lite. Eew. Ever since I started dating Dean, I have become an even bigger beer snob thanks to him. I’m now obsessed with double IPAs, and anything with less alcohol content tastes watered down to me.
Fyi, for a snack with my beer, I made veggie nachos. Huh? When I drink, I crave food, and I usually crave greasy salty food. Greasy salty food combined with the calories already present in beer = a lot of extra calories. So when I crave nachos, I slice up some veggies very thinly, such as zuchini, carrots, or radishes, and melt cheese on it (I used fat free just now….fat free cheeses today are actually a lot better tasting than they used to be), add a little salt on them, spray on a little butter spray, and then dip them in salsa. Totally healthy snack that you can eat guilt free!
Have trouble being consistent with workouts if you don’t have a race or event planned that you’re training for?
Beer snob? Favorite kind?