A (postponed) AM workout and Vitamins

So I failed this morning.


I had every excuse in the world flowing through my head.

“I’ve been so busy the last two weeks I haven’t been able to work out in the afternoon.  I should wait until the afternoon and see how I feel.”

“Zach is riding tonight so he’ll need to be working when I get home…”

“I deserve to sleep in”

The list goes on, and the reality is, I was happy to sleep in a bit this morning.  I’m OK with it.  Sometimes sleep is more important, and to be honest I know myself and know that I will get a workout in this afternoon.  This morning sleep just seemed more important.  I’m flexible, it’s OK.   I know you all won’t judge me.

So, because I’m confident I’m going to get this workout in this afternoon, I am going to put it out there as

PLANNED workout for the day.

  • Music run to the Fall Out Boy CD
  • Steady run for one song
  • 10 songs 6.0-6.2 for song, 8.0 for chorus
  • 2 song cool down steady run

I’m not sure what kind of mileage or distance this is going to be, but I know it’ll be a strong run 🙂  Thanks for understand, and for holding me accountable 🙂

Vitamin Conversation

I’ve never been a good vitamin taker.  Except maybe as a kid, I am certain that I was Flinstone strong through and through.

As an adult, I’ve tried to take vitamins on a couple of occasions, but have never been consistent with them. I take them for a few days, then fall off and forget about them.  I always justify it with the fact that I try and eat a healthy, balanced diet and likely don’t NEED vitamin supplements.

Then, I met gummie vitamins.

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And now I have absolutely no problem remembering my vitamins.  In fact, they are my favorite part of most mornings.  I take two women’s multivitamins and two calcium supplements with vitamin D.  I’ve read that as a runner the calcium is really good for bone and joint health, specifically for someone who doesn’t like milk or much dairy (unless ice cream counts).

This AM, as I was taking my vitamins, I started thinking a bit though.  These are literally sugar covered gummies, with lots of vitamins mixed in them.  I eat 2 of them, and then just want more sugar all through out the morning (I guess I still get the sugar effect from them, even though their vitamins).

Would it be healthier for me to just make a concerted effort to get more natural vitamins in my diet, specifically in the AM?  Like what if I started every morning with a healthy homemade juice (Zach would love that!)?  I guarentee, the only reason I remember to take these vitamins is because I basically now get to start my day with candy…

This is something I really have no clue about, and wanted to reach out to my bloggie friends and get your opinions.   Please feel free to weigh in with any thoughts, opinions, concerns.

Please note that I am NOT a doctor, just something I was thinking about this morning!

Happy Tuesday All 🙂

Question For the Day:  Any thoughts on vitamins yourself?