They say runners are stubborn and I am certainly not the exception to this rule.
I don’t like to cross-train even though I know that I have to yet I get all stubborn anyway and will run too many days in a row, especially in the summer when the sun is shining and I can step outside without four layers, a hat and gloves.
I realized though that there is one thing that will keep me from running:
Freshly highlighted hair that comes complete with a haircut (two inches!) and blowout.
Ain’t no way I am willing to sweat up my hair before it is time to wash it.
I tried to take a quick picture for you while inside the Pure Barre Studio yesteday but it was a bit dark in there.
That’s the ballet barre where I spend my time lifting, toning and burning.
I cannot say enough about how much I love this class, especially since I am always guaranteed a full-body, non-impact workout which doesn’t let my hair sweat.
I have been going twice a week for the last few weeks and have absolutely noticed an increase in my core strength, flexibility (I am so NOT flexible) and an overall strengthening and balancing of my muscles which I have definitely felt in a positive way while running.
Next week is already the last week of my one-month membership package.
I haven’t decided yet if I will sign up for another group of classes simply because of the price. I love it though so I need to do some thinking and consider other expenses before making my decision.
What I didn’t know until yesterday is that Pure Barre does offer several DVD options for at-home workouts.
I was never one to actually do an at-home workout, especially by following a DVD, but this might be something to consider in order to save some money and still benefit from the technique.
Anyway, big things happened in our kitchen yesterday.
The big Chobani Oats taste test.
Not impressed. At all.
Like, if the container didn’t tell me there were oats inside, I would never have thought there were oats inside.
My son agreed. Good thing I always have cooked oatmeal ready to go because we added a big scoop to the container to make it right.
If you have to doctor something up to make it good, there really isn’t any point to buying it in the first place.
Unless of course you are traveling and need something in a pinch that is portable, packable and airport security-friendly.
I live in fear of making my own oatmeal/yogurt concoction and having security take it from me because it somehow counts as a prohibited liquid.
I am still recovering from the time that airport security seized a jar of my peanut butter.
Speaking of peanut butter, I received my usual shipment of Crunch Time yesterday.
Normally this would make me happy but what I really needed was a jar or two of The Mighty Maple. I have been completely out of Mighty Maple for a few weeks now and cannot believe I haven’t made it a priority to replenish my supply.
The forecast this weekend is looking beautiful so I know I will be at the beach but at some point in between the sand and the ocean I need to make an emergency stop at The Christmas Tree Shops where I always find The Mighty Maple for a really good price.
Have a terrific weekend!
Do you like to do at-home workouts?
Has airport security ever taken away your food?
Which nut butters are currently in your kitchen?