Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday Miracles

Welcome to a new week!

It seems like Monday is the most dreaded day of the week.I wonder why that is. Just because for most people, it means going back to work after a couple days off? I definitely see that point of view, but I also think Monday's are a great time to start anew, set new goals and plan something new. If last week wasn't so great, or even if it was good, this one can be even better. Who knows who you may meet, what outstanding news you might get, or how great a particular run or workout might be. Maybe the sun and cool weather has something to do with my good mood and bright outlook this morning! I'm not sure!

I got home last night around 10 from my very quick (less than 48hrs) trip to Michigan. I had a great time and am so glad that I went. It was wonderful to see family Saturday night and celebrate my Great Aunt & Uncle's 50th Wedding Anniversary. They're such amazing people who have done so many great things for others and the 97 people who were there represent just a small number of people who have been touched by them over the years. I wonder if Woody and I will have so many people celebrating with us when we reach 50 years!?

So, today's two Monday Miracles:
1. I woke up at 5am to go to the gym, even though I only had about 11 hours of sleep the two nights before - combined. AND, I had a strong, productive workout! I needed two days off from the gym. My legs were fresh and ready to work!
2. My foot continues to feel better and I am very optimistic that I'll be running by the end of the week (maybe before!). I'm not going to push it too fast, but it's feeling pretty good! I was starting to wonder if that would ever happen.
2.5 I just finished eating a delicious bowl of peanut butter & jelly w/banana oatmeal! PB&Co Dark Chocolate Dreams and Cherry Republic Cherry Jam! Yum!!
Before:
After!

Do you have a Monday Miracle?
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Workout Stats -
13.25mi bike
100 crunches
2 planks (w/ exercise ball)
3x10 ea:
weighted side bends (ea side)
weighted side twist (ea side)
bicep curls
hammer curls
lat pull down
seated row
leg curl
leg extension
leg press
stretches & foam roller

9 comments:

Molly said...

wow, I too hope you'll be running at the end of the week!

btw, I have another giveaway going on, and it's with Amazing Grass, I know you've been curious about it so I wanted to let you know!

Katie @ Health for the Whole Self said...

I love your attitude! You're absolutely right; the sun is shining, it's a brand new week, time to embrace life for all that it has to offer! :)

Christy said...

I actually don't mind Mondays! It used to be my favorite day of the week until I started to not like my job =/ But I have the same attitude as you! It's the start of something!

Happy Monday! Glad you had a great workout!

I think my Monday miracle is...being able to get out of bed this morning and not being incredibly sore after my first race yesterday!

Stacey said...

I like the "new start" Monday too. Good luck with your heel. BTW, that oatmeal looks yummo! :) Have a great week!

Christy said...

Thanks! That Ke$ha song is so dang catchy!

Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly said...

I am a HUGE Monday lover!!! :)

Gina said...

HI Lisa! I just read your comment on my blog. I do not recommend frozen fruit over fresh fruit, necessarily, but for me it's much more convenient. I also just love the taste of frozen blueberries and strawberries! Especially added to my cereal and oats :)

Sarah said...

I need to work on loving Mondays more. Your outlook definitely gave me something to think about! My fingers are crossed that your foot heels quickly. I'm just getting back into running after taking a few weeks off...I'm glad to have found your blog! Have a great week!

akjenniekt said...

That's so great that your foot is feeling better!

I agree about Mondays- if my previous week wasn't stellar for whatever reason I just think of Monday as the "start over" day:)