Super Sweaty Elliptical Workout

3 Oct

When I work from home, Ed always tries to find things to keep himself busy.  Our place is so small that he can become very distracting once he is awake.  We talk, the TV is on, he is making something in the kitchen.  Every noise distracts me from my work.  So, he decided to sleep in and once he got up, went for a run at the park before work.

I get a call about an hour later.  Ed had dropped the car key somewhere on the path and he took my car.  I had no way to get to him since I don’t feel comfortable enough to drive his stick shift car by myself.  So, like a good wife, I told him to start walking 🙂  I know, I’m terrible, but the park wasn’t that far away and in my work mode mind, I just couldn’t think of anything else at that moment.  He eventually called his work and someone came to pick him up and drop him back off at the house.

Good news, Ed was happy to announce that he got 7 miles of running in when he had to add the extra running time for re-jogging the path to try and locate the key.  Way to go, Ed!

Moral of the story, if you want to increase your distance for the day, loose your keys!

🙂

Due to all the drama, I skipped lunch and was craving for 4:30PM to get to the gym for some cardio.

I have NEVER sweat so much doing an elliptical work out.  I opted for this machine since it was 85 degrees of humidity outside and I was in the need for a good interval sweat.  Either way, it was a great workout for below the belt, backside area.

After that sweat I came home, changed out of my sopping shirt (seriously, gross) and stretched.  I am really intrigued to find a yoga class in the area.  I have taken a total of one yoga class in my life and I think it would be great for running.  I’m also really intrigued by hot yoga.  What can I say, I love a good sweat 😉

Dinner

Dinner was quick since I was on my own tonight.

Garlic Butter Muscles, Brown Rice and Fresh Steamed Broccoli.

Simple and filling.  I was snacking all day long which called for a healthier dinner.  No snacking for this girl tonight.  I gave up my snacks to all the cheese sticks I consumed throughout the day.

My weakness.

Have you ever locked yourself out of your car?  

What are you snacking weaknesses?  How do you curb your appetite?

Cheese.  I love cheese.  My newest find is Munster cheese.  It tastes great melted over half an English muffin or waffles.  Yum!

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11 Responses to “Super Sweaty Elliptical Workout”

  1. Melissa October 3, 2012 at 8:06 pm #

    Right after I moved to Cleveland, I dropped my key ring down a grate in a parking lot downtown. Apartment key, car key, assorted other keys, all gone. Fortunately, my landlord let me in and I had spare car keys. But what a moment of horror.

    • Sand Between My Sneakers October 5, 2012 at 8:30 pm #

      I locked myself out of my car in a pretty scary part of Cleveland once. It was daytime, so I wasn’t in real danger, but the neighbors were coming left and right offering their homemade “slim jims” to open the car up. I didn’t ask questions.

  2. Carrie October 3, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

    I locked myself out of my car once at college. Luckily, I was in a grocery store parking lot and not in the middle of nowhere. Thank GOD for AAA! 😉

    • Sand Between My Sneakers October 5, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

      Yikes! My car was broke into while at college. Even though I wasn’t there for any of it, I was so freaked out for a while after that.

      • Carrie October 6, 2012 at 6:40 am #

        I would be too–that’s so scary!

  3. thedancingrunner October 4, 2012 at 11:41 am #

    haha that is so true! I have actually lost my keys along a trail once when I was running with some friends…I had left them in a bathroom along the trail so needless to say the run was a little bit longer that day!! Oh and I love me some cheese too!

  4. Emily October 4, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    I’ve locked myself out of my car and house on more than one occasion. Not fun! Cheese is also my weakness, too. I love the sargento mozzarella string cheese.. Yum! Oh, and muenster is one of my absolute favorites! 🙂

    • Sand Between My Sneakers October 5, 2012 at 8:42 pm #

      I’m embarrassed to admit that in one week we went through 2 bags of cheese sticks…so sad.

      The funny thing about my cheese addiction is that if I order a sandwich or burger, it’s always “no cheese”. I’m a true follower of the rule, “If you can’t taste it, don’t waste it.”

  5. eat move achieve October 5, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    4 times I’ve locked myself out of my new apartment – in a year! It’s a gated community with a gym, pool etc and heading out the door to go to either i’ve slammed it and thought “ah f*&*^&^*&” straight away I knew. uckily there’s a patient groundsman here that’s come to my rescue.

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