Happy Thursday! It’s almost the weekend ya’ll, so close! I’ll be busy bachelorette-partying-it-up (more like relaxing in a lakeside condo) and I can’t wait for some serious girl time. One of my best friends from college is getting married on 12-13-14 so it’s about time to kick the wedding festivities into high gear!
Today I’m just popping in to chat about two recent workouts, the healthiest meal I’ve eaten in weeks, and an online promo code for Reebok!
Tuesday night we went to the gym and both hopped on a bike. Sometimes I’m just not in the mood to run at all, so biking has been a good way to get a solid leg workout in without actually running. I did 13.1, and by the time I got done, my legs were feeling the burn! Just walking down the stairs to leave was a struggle. That jelly leg feeling is the best though! I kept the resistance between 6 at its lowest and 13 at the highest for just a few minutes! It was tough! I can tell that biking is making my legs stronger and is working different muscles than I’m used to, so I think I’ve found my favorite cross training method.
Last night was another gym night, and the CMA’s were on! I grew up in Nashville, so I’m pretty sure I’m required to watch the CMA’s every year, especially since they’re live at Bridgestone Arena, and come on, that’s my old backyard! I grew up going to concerts there! Anyways, I’m not a huge country music buff, but growing up in middle TN, you are definitely exposed to country music on the reg, and you grow up seeing country stars all over the place like it’s no big deal. Because really, they’re normal people too! I could tell you where several of them live, or previously have lived! But Nashville is so laid back, and if you’re actually from there, then these things are just normal. Heck, I remember seeing Keith Urban at the mall, Tim McGraw at a Christmas parade, Brad Paisley out shopping, and running by Alan Jackson’s old house. My brother even had a college class with Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum before they hit it big. So, I kind of feel like watching the CMA’s reminds me of my old country music obsessions, my childhood roots and memories, and going to CMA Fest in high school. The good ‘ole days! Nashville will always have a special place in my heart! (Franklin, specifically, 615 ya’ll)
I was running on the treadmill and thought Brad and Carrie’s opening monologue was hilarious! I was loudly cracking up, and the girl running next to me was also cracking up. I thought they did such a good job, and I can’t wait to see if Carrie is really having a boy! Can we also talk about Carrie’s SMOKIN’ HOT LEGS?! I mean really, what does she do??? If anyone knows what her workout routine is, please pass that info along!
I ran 3.6, each at an 8:49 pace, except for mile 3 which was 8:41. It felt good to get a few miles in, and I didn’t want to leave the gym just yet so I hopped on the bike and rode 5 miles. It definitely felt like a pretty solid brick workout, because going from the treadmill straight to the bike was challenging!
I came home to finish watching the awards and cook dinner, and Truckee snuggled up riiiiiiiight in front of me. Anyone else’s dog do this? I don’t think she knows how big she is or that her big head is always in the way. That dog.
For dinner, I baked some salmon, and steamed some green beans and broccoli. DELICIOUS. Also, don’t judge the slabs of butter on the green beans, I can’t help it that I’m southern and that’s just what you’re supposed to do.
Reebok promo code time!
For this weekend only (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), you can get 40% off online outlet products using code OUTLET40.
Here are a few things I found that were cute! Be sure and check what sizes are still available, because I found a few things I liked but they only had L or XL left, and some things I’ve found only had S’s, so just check first!
Strong Relax II Hoodie $35.97 + 40% off!
Seasonal Elements Full Zip Hoodie $19.97 + 40% off!
Reebok ONE Series Legging $35.97 + 40% off!
Pretty good deals, I’d say!
And speaking of promo codes, if you’re interested in running the Hot Chocolate 15k or 5k in Nashville on Valentine’s Day, you can use my promo code – NASHHAT2 – for a free ‘Will Run for Chocolate’ hat! I’ve got a full post coming soon, including details of the sweet new medal for all 15k finishers!
Do you listen to country music? Do you enjoy cross training? Did you watch the CMA’s? Do you own any Reebok apparel?
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