Today was a fantastic day for a run, but because I’m trying to take it easy out on the trail so as to not bring my shin splints back on, I limited my outside run to only 2 miles on the flat easy trail.
Today was another cardio-only day so I spent 5 minutes on the Stairmaster on a setting of 19/20, a great way to get the heart pumping and the sweat flowing!
And speaking of sweat… Let me tell you what a difference it makes to have a good book with you on the elliptical…
As I mentioned before I’m reading Lightning by Dean Koontz.
I was so absorbed in this book that my 45 minute elliptical workout flew by in no time and when I was finished I was so drenched that you probably could have wrung my shirt out and swam in the puddle of sweat. Sorry for that visual, but it was intense!
After that workout I ventured outside for a 2 mile run on the trail.
Like I said, it was a beautiful day for a run, and the trail is the perfect place for an easy run… and the scenery is great!
After my workout I refueled with half of a chicken salad sandwich on an Arnold Sandwich Thin. The chicken salad was made with chicken, diced apple, diced onion, pepper, and just enough Mayo made with Olive Oil to coat everything.
Also, I discovered my new favorite snack today!
Question: What is your favorite cardio workout?