Morning! I’m so glad you guys enjoyed my Day in the Life post yesterday! I’ll continue to share those every once in awhile since it was a hit. 🙂 I always love reading those sort of posts on other people’s blogs, too – so interesting to see how people spend their days.
Another thing I’m planning to share more of, per request, will be some nutrition-related hot topic posts. That’s something I’ve been wanting to share more of for quite awhile now but to be honest (and maybe now you understand having seen a Day in the Life), I just haven’t found the time as those posts take a lot longer to write. That said, now that my super insane crazy summer of travel is over, I really do want to take the time to share more useful posts like that, so stay tuned! I’m hoping to do one per month. 🙂 I’d love to hear what specific nutrition topics you’d like covered – I can’t promise I’ll do all of them but would love some ideas! One thing that’s already on the list is a post about what oils to use when, so stay tuned for that.
And while we’re talking about nutrition – one exciting thing that I’ve been keeping to myself is that I’m co-authoring an e-book about running nutrition with Jason of Strength Running! Jason is a running coach, so we’ll be combining our skills to write a sort of “Performance Nutrition & Training for the Everyday Runner” e-book. It will include information from me on fueling for running in a way that doesn’t involve counting calories, plus some great recipes (you guys will love the homemade sports drink recipe I’ll be sharing in it!), some running training plans from Jason, and much more. We’re hoping the e-book will be ready to go late this fall or early winter, so stay tuned. I’d love to hear from you guys – what specifically would you want to see in an e-book about running nutrition? I’m in the process of writing it now, so thanks in advance for your feedback! Here’s a teaser pic of the homemade sports drink. 😉
And now, back to the eats & exercise! I slept in a bit today since I’m going to yoga with a friend tonight; it’s still pretty warm here so I was in the mood for a smoothie when I got up! I made a variation of my standard Banana & Spinach Smoothie with the addition of chia seeds and some frozen wild blueberries.
And since smoothies don’t keep me full very long, I had some Ezekiel cinnamon raisin toast with nut butter shortly after. 🙂 Plus some espresso!
On the workout front, I tried out a fun new one yesterday: the 30 minute kickboxing circuit at 9Round, which recently opened in Courthouse in Arlington.
Blog reader and fellow marathoner Brigid (who is currently pregnant, as you can tell – congratulations to her!) and her husband opened the gym (which is a franchise) earlier this summer, and she emailed to ask if I’d like to come check them out. But of course! Always up to try something new.
The really cool thing about 9Round is that there are no class times – you can come in whenever you want (during their hours, obvi) and there is always a trainer there to take you through the workout, which is a 30 minute kickboxing circuit workout that changes every day. I loved this – so nice to be able to go whenever works for you.
It’s called 9Round because there are 9 rounds, or stations. This timer tells you when to switch stations!
Each station is 3 minutes, and as I mentioned there is always a trainer there to make sure you know what you’re doing/doing it safely.
I LOVED this workout – it was really varied so I didn’t get bored, and it was tough, too! Even though it was only 30 minutes I definitely got a good workout.
Made it! 3 rings. 🙂
Thanks for the great workout, Brigid! To those of you in the area, your first workout with them is free, so check it out!
And now, back to work! In addition to my usual work I’ll also be packing and finishing up a presentation I’m giving this weekend in Vermont – I’m headed to Blog Brulee with a small group of fellow dietitians/nutrition bloggers. I’m really excited about it!
Have a good day, my friends.
p.s. 9/11/01 – Never forget. <3