It’s January 30. Do you know what it’s like outside?
It’s gorgeous. And not cold gorgeous with a blanket of snow on the ground, but warm gorgeous: blue skies, 77 degrees, a nice breeze, and I actually had to turn the A/C on.
It’s that kind of gorgeous.
I love Austin. Of course, it won’t last. A cold front is set to blow in in just a couple of days, promising to make at least one of my Crossfit mornings very, very frigid.
Better enjoy it now, I guess.
It was the perfect day to knock out this week’s endurance WOD (Week 4!!). Stephanie and I met at the Town Lake Hike & Bike trail for mile repeats.
1 mile run x 3
(Rest for 1/2 the time it took to run the mile)
It was pretty warm and crowded, but it wasn’t as bad as I expected it to be. I remember doing this same WOD last year in the rain, along Shoal Creek Boulevard, just as the sun was going down. Not fun.
My times: 8:23 / 9:10 / 9:20
The last two miles felt like they were all uphill and in the sun. I was panting like crazy.
We walked over a mile after the WOD to get back to the Zilker playscape where Andy was hanging out with the kids. I was famished because I held off eating lunch to run. Thank goodness I packed some food. I bet I looked pretty funny standing over the stroller eating broccoli and pork with a fork, then chowing down on chicken and nuts.
By the way, macadamia nuts are pure heaven. I picked some up after reading Mark’s Daily Apple last week on the subject. I have to measure out just a few, or else I would eat the whole bag!
I’m feeling pretty sore as I write this, and I still have my extra exercises to do toward my goals: DB bench press and deadhang pull ups. But I think I’ll do those tonight. In the meantime, the boys are beckoning me into the kitchen to help make dinner. Meatza and salad tonight. My section will have no cheese. Awww… sad.