Want to hear about three things? Sounds like a good plan to me!
1. Today's Workout
I got in a quick workout today during one of my two hour breaks at work. I have been enjoying running at work the last few weeks and I hope that next quarter (yes we are a quarter system college, but not for much longer) I will have a few two hour breaks here and there.
Since I was a little sore from Tuesday's workout and doing Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred yesterday, I decided to just do an easy three mile run. The nice thing about where I work is that the loop is almost a 5K! I ended up doing 9:34, 9:29 and 9:36. The last mile included the one hill on the route.
Overall it went well and I was glad that my "easy" paces were in the 9 minute range!
2. Pampered Runner Package
Last week I was surprised to find out that I had won Life as a Running Mom's pampered runner giveaway! (If you want a chance to win she is doing two other giveaways on February 22 and February 29, enter here!)
I guess I didn't realize where she was from because I was surprised to find out she lives in Hawaii (the "aloha" in an email gave it away)! Even though we live on opposite sides of the country my package arrived today and inside were tons of goodies!
It included a wrap mat, samples of sunscreen and hand sanitizer, Mandarin Orange Gu, a candle, lavender essential oil and a nice card.
Since my muscles were sore I enjoyed the lavender essential oil in my Epsom salt bath tonight. I had purchased the cheaper unscented Epsom salt at Wegmans so this added a nice scent to it!
Thanks again for this lovely package, I definitely feel pampered!
3. Clean Food Challenge
Do you read One Mom in Maine? Well if not, you should! Her blog was one of the earlier ones that I started reading, even before I was blogging, and I noticed that she hosted a Clean Food Challenge. This is what sparked my idea for trying either a juice cleanse or a clean cleanse this year!
Emilie just wrote a post announcing that the third CFC will take place starting February 27th and I think I am going to participate! The entire challenge will run for 7 days, but I might have to start a day early or only do 6 days since my birthday is on March 4th (remember to sign up for my virtual race) and I will most likely want to enjoy something that isn't allowed during the CFC.
Mike won't be participating 100% but he is going to have to eat a few clean food meals! Anyone else want to join in? Check out her post about it!
How was/is your Thursday? Any clean food recipes you would like to share with me?