[First off, my choice of beverage today is orange juice. This is by design, because...]
I haven't been feeling my best this week. After the crazy busyness of Memorial Day weekend, I came down with a stuffy nose and a cough. I had some trouble sleeping because of the cough, which led to me not being well-rested. Both of these things reduced my motivation to work out, which has left me feeling sluggish. Since schedules have been tight, I haven't had time to go grocery shopping. This means I haven't been eating as healthfully as I would like, which further contributes to my lethargy.
I could keep going, but you get the idea. Basically it's been a huge domino effect of blugh!!! Hopefully I'll be able to get the ship righted in the next few days. In the meantime, you can find me doing this:
Annabelle for picking me as the winner of a race entry giveaway! Originally I was targeting this race as a PR attempt. In preparation, I put in some decent speedwork sessions over the past month. But since I haven't been 100% this week, I don't feel like pushing myself to the max. Admittedly, I thought about DNS-ing. However, I want to support Annabelle, as she is the race director. The race also benefits Garden Center Services, which is a really good cause. So I am committed to being there. Even if my only focus on the course is simply to put one foot in front of the other.
Rock N Roll San Antonio, I know I said I wasn't motivated to do back-to-back race challenges again in the future. But that was a 10K/half marathon combo, whereas this is a 5K/half combo. Big difference, right? And I am completely motivated to earn this beautiful Remix Challenge medal:
|Kayla and me at the Disneyland Half Marathon starting corrals (how cute is Kayla's outfit???)|
Do we look ready? We look ready.
Zumba has added yet another song to my playlist. I've mentioned before that my Zumba instructor, Christina, is an incredibly good dancer. She also has really fun, diverse tastes in music. During a typical class, we'll do many of the Latin dances you'd expect in a Zumba class, but she might also throw in some Bollywood, hip-hop, hoedown, or any other number of styles. She definitely knows how to mix things up!
Going back to the more classic Latin music, here's one of my favorite songs from class:
I've got most of the dance moves memorized! If I ever hear this song at, say, a wedding reception, I stand prepared to tear it up. =)
What would you tell me over coffee or your beverage of choice?