Yesterday I just really really did not feel like running so I didn’t run. I know, novel concept, but it just felt right. I wasn’t tired, sore, injured, or anything of the sort, I just thought about running and decided that even sitting around and researching sounded more fun. I can’t remember the last time that happened (though I will totally chicken out of runs in terrible weather or move rest days around…I just never REALLY don’t want to run). Then I tried to ask myself if I wanted to do anything at all, and unlike those days where your body just wants/needs to lay around, I really did want to get moving. For some reason, running didn’t sound appealing, but pretty much everything else did…including lifting (insert shocked face here). I ended up doing insanity plyo, plus 20 minutes-ish of kettlebells and 15 minutes of core. I’m going to hurt like you wouldn’t believe after that. I’ve been very guilty of neglecting strength training lately.
When I went to go make breakfast, Joe told me that we had some bacon that we should probably try to use up. There was quite a good amount of it so it wasn’t going to happen at breakfast but I figured it was the perfect excuse for pancakes and bacon.
This is Joe’s plate, I promise mine only had about half as many pancakes. I’m really glad I exercised first though because I was stuffed to the gills after this.
At lunch time, I figured I’d try to use more bacon because it just had to be eaten, right?
Jalapeno wrap, pesto, gouda, turkey, fried egg, and BACON.
I had some cupcakes for an afternoon snack but since that doesn’t go with the theme we’re just going to ignore it and move on. For dinner, Joe brought home a fresh baguette so I thought soup would pair perfectly. I made some lobster bisque and then realized I was on a roll with the bacon today so we used up the rest in our soup.
If you’re wondering, bacon, parmigiano cheese, and lobster bisque are best friends.
You should be glad I didn’t have Joe take pictures of me working out in our non-air conditioned house (sweaty is an understatement) but instead provided you with pictures of a full day of bacon yumminess. I’m declaring yumminess a real word, my English major be damned.
Ever have a “themed” day of eating?
Do you ever just REALLY not want to run but still want to work out? What is your go-to workout if you’re not feeling running?