Happy Wednesday, friends! We’re halfway there.
No sunrises for you this morning. Just a picture of my shoes.Today is a day of strength. I tried to get a little more excited about doing weight stuff by incorporating a fun Nike Training Club routine into my run-specific circuit. It helped me stay focused and have fun! (As “fun” as dumbbells can get, I guess?)
Here’s a quick circuit strength workout for runners, per Competitor: Pullups, deadlifts, pushups, planks, hamstring curls, burpees, squats, and reverse dips. If I could add to/substitute any of these movements, I’d definitely throw in clams, side-lying leg lifts, and the bridge leg lift. My coach has me doing these repeatedly and they are killer.
Since Whole Foods was sold out of arugula this week, I had to settle for baby spinach (yes, very difficult life lately). Perfect time to bust out the spinach strawberry salad!
Although arugula is a wonderfully nutritious food, it looks like Popeye was right — spinach is super when it comes to nutritional value. But does it matter if you eat it cooked? According to SF Gate, yes and no.
“Raw spinach is significantly higher in folate, vitamin C, niacin, riboflavin and potassium. Ounce for ounce, cooked spinach provides greater amounts of vitamins A and E, protein, fiber, zinc, thiamin, calcium and iron. Heating spinach also helps free up some of its most important carotenoids for absorption, including beta-carotene, which your body converts to vitamin A.”
Not sure what vitamins are in The Hamilton‘s Summer in the City Cocktail, but it tasted delicious. Hemp vodka, rosemary lemon syrup, and ginger ale.Anthony and I met up with an old friend and volleyball teammate of mine the other night. Cristián used to live in DC, then went to Chile for a year, and just moved here again! DC is a very transient space, but if you wait long enough sometimes your friends come back. Go eat your vitamins!
- Spinach: cooked or raw?
- Favorite cocktail?
- Tips on how to make the gym fun? I hate the gym.