This homemade açaí bowl is packed with nutrients from wild blueberries, açaí, and protein. Enjoy one as a cool down post-workout, or as a healthy afternoon snack!
Some days I love to run.
Some days I’d rather light myself on fire.
Today I have an uncharacteristically sappy story to go along with my cloudy (thank god – it finally cooled down) run.
It’s about what motivates me, even when I don’t realllllly feel like dragging my ass to the gym or out for a run. Exercising was not really my “thing” until about age 24. To be honest, you would have been hard-pressed to convince me to much more than walk to dinner. My mentality was “I’m not a big person, so why bother?”
Working out in the heat is 100x harder.
Especially cardio and leg day.
I’ve actually gotten in a few good runs. Maybe I’ll one day earn the “sprint” back. Until then, I’ll be satisfied with my current summer heat pace. It’s definitely faster than I’ve been in a couple of years!
I always think “when this is over, I’ll have so much free time.”
And then the next thing happens.
It’s a good thing. Truth be told, I love being busy.
Vegas got the best birthday present ever this year – season tickets to the Padres. She basically has the best wife ever. Ahem.
I’ve been back in the gym for two days.
You don’t need a knee for upper body, bro!
I’m trying really hard to make sure I get allllll the protein to make sure I don’t lose a ton of muscle mass with this injury. So there have been a lot of shakes happening. Today’s is a little Easter-themed! In a #strangebutgood way, obv.
Food can be a powerful healer.
Funny, since it can also make you sick.
Vegas and I decided to try out an anti-inflammatory diet for a couple of weeks to see if it would relieve some muscle problems we’ve been having. She get cramps and achey feet and I have a ankle/Achilles that refuses to heal. My fingers have also been hurting too. 32 is too young for arthritis… right?
I haven’t felt like blogging lately.
Which is why on Monday I just didn’t.
If you don’t have anything to say, I find it’s best not to force it. No that there isn’t a lot of awesome going on… I’m just busy living life!
Here’s a little bit of some things I’ve been loving…
I lost Vegas.
Not literally, thank god.
We’ve been doing a little 21 day reset. Vegas said she’d give it a week and then see if she wanted to keep going. She lasted a week like a champion… but then I lost her.
Actually, we both went a little off the reservation Saturday night. I got back on track Sunday, but Vegas was done. She’s still been basically eating whatever I eat… just with a side of caffeine and peanut M&Ms. She had no complaints about the protein pancakes we had for breakfast (more on that below).
All good things must come to an end.
Until I figure out a way to live in Europe.
I’m a firm believer in balance and enjoying life. Enjoying is just what we did in Greece. There were tons of good eats, alllll the drinks, and a nice break from the gym (though we walked a LOT). Vegas and I had a blast and soaked up every moment. Coming off of that I have no regrets, but feel ready to get back to a healthier diet.