Though I live and work in the DFW, I actually have ready access to a beautifully wooded area near my office. I have been biding my time for the perfect moment when I could go for a lunchtime walk.
The weather yesterday was perfect!
My work environment is very casual, so I can totally get away with wearing tennis shoes into the office. I took advantage of that and came ready for a jaunt through the
That is some fancy photo work… yeah, I got lucky.
The sky was an incredible blue, and the clouds were little puffs. I ventured down some lesser used paths as well. Since I was alone, I did stick to the trails, but have plans to go on adventure soon with a co-worker!
I was a happy girl. Just me and the woods.
Taking a lunchtime walk is just one small change that I can make to keep my metabolism up, my legs loose, and burn a few extra calories!
Being rather busy these days, I tend to have a lot on my mind, which has been interfering with my regular sleeping pattern. That has caused some excess tiredness.
I pretty much wanted to do anything except run after work, but I knew that I had a full rest day on Friday. I completely advocate resting if your body genuinely needs it, but I could tell that I had one more solid workout in me before a full day of rest.
It really is the runs that are completed out of sheer will that are the most rewarding!
After running, I rarely want real food. Usually a smoothie is my first line of defense against post-run tummy grumbles. So a smoothie it was for dinner!
This smoothie was delicious… 1/2 c water, 2/3 c, almond milk. 1/2 banana, 1 c frozen fruit (mango, pineapple, and papaya), 1 scoop Raw Protein, 2 handfuls of spinach, 2 cups of ice.
eat drink this again tomorrow, if I had not finished off all of the spinach and the bananas too.
Quick shower and change of clothes, because I had a friend in town from Ohio.
We met at White Rhino Coffee in Cedar Hill. (Seriously, you never know which ‘burb I will show up in next. )
White Rhino is a small coffee house that is owned by a local business man. I am all about going to businesses owned by actual people, versus companies.
I just got the bottomless cup of coffee, which I had to put a bottom on, because they did not have out any decaf. I had two cups of caffeinated coffee at 8pm, which is why I was able to stay there until 12 and chat with some friends from college that came along.
Late night, but sometimes it is a good thing to just be a normal (occassionally irresponisble) 26 year old.
- What small changes have you made to better your health?
- Do you prefer privately or corporately owned businesses? What determines where you go (cost, proximity, etc)?