Last week, my friend Kate and I met a couple times to hike the open space park near our condo. Hopefully, we can get into the habit of doing this, as it's a gorgeous place to be and a good workout. This is mainly walking/hiking and a bit of trail running. Unfortunately, I have to admit that I'm afraid to go out here by myself, as I'm terrified of seeing a mountain lion.
Today, a group of my friends decided to start our own private "team" on PEERtrainer.com. I'm excited about this! It's a way for all of us to help each other get/stay motivated as we watch what we eat, get stronger, and overall become healthier women. The site has message boards, a place to log what we eat and how much we work out (which is public, by the way, so our "team" can help check up on us), and articles for tips on getting healthy. It also has a place to find out the nutritional information for all different kinds of food.
This week, I'm living at the hotel with Shawn. While it's great to have maid service cleaning up after me, it makes it a bit more difficult to stay healthy. Although I started my morning with french toast sticks and sausage at the free breakfast, I made up for it by doing 45 minutes on the treadmill. I also ate a Lean Cuisine panini sandwich for lunch instead of getting fast food.
As I count down the days to the end of my 20s, I'd really like to have some goals to aim for. I would like to be able to run at least a 5K (some of my friends have suggested a half-marathon...we'll see how my knees hold up!). If you have any other suggestions for goals I should aim for, feel free to leave a comment!