Tuesday, September 22, 2009

My taco-flavored kiiisses

taco taco.
You guessed it...tonight marked the return of the Brown Rice Taco Bowl. Comforting, filling and full-o-ruffage! This time around, I threw some feta in my bowl...um, not a good idea. Not that any of you would be crazy to throw some feta in a taco bowl, but I thought I'd give you a heads up anyway haha.

It's been quite a frustrating day that culminated in me sprinting (we're talking full out sprint for 2-3 blocks in work clothes) in my fairly new shoes only to miss an appointment by like half a minute. UGH. As cute as my shoes are
they are not exactly appropriate for running. Though, I guess I got a random taste of quasi-barefoot running. Hmph.

Passed on my run today since I could barely move my legs. Holy soreness, Batman! Totally a combination of my 19 miler/lack of stretching and bootcamp! I feel like I have buns of steel...unfortunately they hurt when I move! haha.

So, bootcamp...does not involve one of these guys
Nono. It's a fitness bootcamp taught by a personal trainer that I took for a few months earlier this year. From 7:05am - 8:00am Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, I pay to get my butt kicked. Or at least that's what it feels like. Our instructor is actually pretty forgiving when it comes to workouts. I was a little scared before my very first class - thinking I'd get yelled at if if I had to stop in the middle of the stair workout I had heard so much about. Thankfully, he's not crazy and understands that everyone is at a different fitness level and is in the class to get into shape.

Class usually consists of jumping jacks, pushups, lunges, ab work, squats, lots of stairs, some running if it's nice out, lots of weight training and other workouts that reminded me of high school track. I enjoy it because it lets me get an early workout in (I am still amazed that I can get up for bootcamp and my long runs, but I fail the rest of the week), it's a different workout each class, AND I get my strength training in!

I complain about the soreness, but I know it's mostly due to the fact that these muscles have been napping since I last took the class in May. I also know that I can attribute all my PRs this year to this class. I noticed after awhile of taking the class, that I felt like a stronger runner - more upright as I ran and felt stronger, faster and super buff...well for me, at least.
Ok, not Madonna buff, but you get it :p

That being said, I'm going to snack on some of Jamie's favorite fall treat
What's your favorite fall candy?


Paige@ Running Around Normal said...

Taco taco, burrito burri-to, taco taco! lol love the SP reference:)

Your taco bowl looks scrumptious!

Rosey Rebecca said...

Boot Camp sounds fun! I've always wondered what it was like.

Anonymous said...

Hee hee, I don't like candy, remember? Though Korea has this chewy pumpkin candy that is rather good...

Jamie said...

this chewy pumpkin candy...is it made from pumpkin or it is shaped like a pumpkin?

Anonymous said...

the pumpkin candy-corn things! pure sugar in the form of a pumpkin? yummmm. ;) haha i dont know what it is about those things.....

boot camp sounds awesome! I never work my muscles outside of running - always one of those "Oh, yah, I Should do that..." kinda things.

Quinn said...

I need to get back into the strength training! I need to up my times.

Pumpkin candy corn are my downfall!

Holly said...

those shoes are adorable! LOVE! and i love candy corn - mix it with peanuts and you have a salted nut roll. amazing!

Rebeca @All Vegged Out said...

Yummy! I want :)

Oh my goodness... I like those pumpkin shaped ones the best!