first off – did anyone else start singing Britney? just me…ok
I wanted to come back from the cottage and have whole posts dedicated to awesome runs through the forest like last year…..but unfortunately, I only attempted to run once!
I know! just ONCE!
after a week of not running (only getting in one mile) my heart was all set on running everyday I was away. You all know how much I love trail running. However, when Colin drove me across the river to the golf course road and I began running something horrible happened….
…no, don’t worry I didn’t get injured.
I got attacked by a swarm of deer flies!!!!
*some things you just can’t do justice with a photo – or in this case, my crappy drawing 😉
These things were relentless! At first I tried to run faster and figured they’d eventually get tired…..they didn’t.
Now, I’ll be the first to tell you I am an exaggerator. It’s just who I am. However – when I looked at my shadow on the ground as I was running and saw over 50 little specs clouded around me like pig pen I decided to turn around.
I ended up running 1.25 miles in 11 mins = fast for my current slow ass pace!!!
I was dying and the only way I stopped them was by running full steam into the golf course bar and ducking into their bathroom.
Needless to say I had to do other forms of exercise all weekend. I hope to get a chance to run those roads in August when the flies aren’t as bad.
I did a Zwow almost everyday I was there 😀 Wakeboarding had to be the biggest workout I had! I seriously felt muscles hurting I wasn’t even aware existed! My elbows hurt if I bend them 😉
I hiked and did squat jumps up the stairs. I know I still don’t look muscular but I definitely noticed that I’m beginning to look toned The protein being added into my diet should help this.
I am seriously falling in love with the prospect of becoming strong. I want to build more muscle and start lifting heavier weights. I’ve even started eating cleaner (most days – cottage excluded) and have been using a whey protein isolate
So as much as I will always love running right now I’m super focused on gaining lean muscle and strength.
I know my stomach needs work but overall I am confident in how I look and feel. I’ll talk more about that later though 😉
1. are you building lean muscle mass?? how did you go from just wanting to be toned to wanting to gain muscle? any tips?
2. what are some high protein foods you rely on regularly after your workouts??
I just learned about Quinoa and Lentils and they’re powerful protein not to mention snow peas! I’m on board 😉
3. has anyone ever run through flies biting them?? what’s your secret!
4. what is your least favourite bug??
I hate biting flies more than most things. I can squish spiders, I can kill wasps and hit mosquitoes….but I hate deer flies, black flies and horse flies because they don’t STOP! they bite huge chunks out of you….argh!