Had a 4 miler planned for myself today after the session with my trainer, but that didn’t actually happen – the run that is. I had a great session with her, and apparently I’m picking up on the lifts and things she has been showing me pretty quickly. At this point I feel comfortable enough with the kettlebells to at least begin to use them to practice on my form and everything in the times that I’m not with her. Thing I didn’t realize about kettlebell training…that sh*t KILLS your legs! It’s all about the power you have in your legs. Now, granted, my legs are pretty strong, but the thing is…they’re not strong enough to handle a KB session and flow right into a run.
That just ain’t happening.
I tried…really, I did, to make the run happen. My legs though, just wanted nothing to do with running after the session ended. I wound up doing a power walk/jog for about 2 miles on the treadmill, and kinda disappointed that I wasn’t able to get my run in, I decided to hit the stationary bike. Not a bad choice as it turns out. I did about 8 miles on the bike, my legs didn’t feel completely dead – a relief.
After the workout I went home and made one of these:
Yep, my very first Green Monster. It was peanut butter, banana, kale, and silk dark chocolate milk. Overall, it was an ok first attempt. I used a new brand of peanut butter, and I think I’m still adjusting to the taste of it. Texture-wise the smoothie was ok…it was thick due to the ingredients, but I think next time I will add some ice cubes or maybe some more liquid to thin it out a little bit.
If you guys have any good ideas for new combos for green smoothies, let me know – I’d love to try em!
Till next time 🙂