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Staying Positive

by Meghann on June 7, 2011

OK. No complaining. I’m going to take this positivity thing and run with it.

For starters, I could be upset that I got confused about which day the tri-team meets for track workouts. (Scratch that – I wasn’t confused – I was just out of the loop.) But, I won’t be.

Instead, I’ll be happy that I got a good speed workout in on the treadmill and completed my first set of Fartleks in months. Even better – I pushed myself to do 10 Fartleks when I wanted to give up at 6. It felt good to push myself!

I can also marvel at the delicious pre-run snack I enjoyed at Starbucks.

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Tina’s 3-minute Peanut Butter Cookie Rocks! I made my version of the cookie (honey almond butter, no sugar, added a tablespoon of flour, and chopped dates ) and loved how caky and moist the results were. It’s a great pre-run snack. Maybe I should start making these before my long morning runs?

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I guess I could complain about the heat and how awful my non-ac condo felt after the run… or how all I wanted was ice cream and pretzels when I walked in door. But, nope – I’ll remain positive.

Positivity lies in the fact that I prepared a good meal anyways. Heat isn’t going to stop me from cooking! No siree.

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Ok, Ok… grilling sausages and boiling potatoes in a hot kitchen wasn’t the best idea. (I just hate food going to waste!) Next time I’ll stick to ice cream and pretzels. That’s much better than italian sausage, boiled potatoes, and saurkraut anyways.

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Another positive note – eating outside on the cool porch is very serene. I should eat outside more often. :)

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Ice Cream – definitely a positive.

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More positivity? Derek got the AC working. It’s not permanent (there are pots and duct tape involved in the fix), but it’s good for now! ;)

I told you positivity pays off!

Barre 54

My latest episode of Meals and Miles is up at iZonOrlando.com!!

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This week we’re featuring the Brand New Barre54 Studio in Winter Park! Check it out HERE!!

In honor of the recent grand opening of Barre54, the studio has granted a FREE Unlimited One Month Pass to one lucky Orlando reader! (a value of $125).

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How sweet is that? If you’ve never taken a barre class before – this is your chance to check it out for free. Each 54-minute class features a mix of isometric exercises and orthopedic stretches that challenges every muscle in the body, creating long, lean, supple muscles and strong, sculpted physiques. The class is essentially what you make it thanks to the options of added weights and encouragement of taking it at your own paces. It’s perfect for a beginner or someone advanced in strength training.

If you’re from the Orlando area – or will be visiting in the near future and could use a free pass while you’re here – just a leave a comment on this post telling me what your fitness goal is this summer.

Mine is training for my first half ironman and completing the New Rules of Lifting for Women Plan. :)

You have until tomorrow evening to leave a comment. I’ll post a random winner in tomorrow’s dinner post.

Good Luck!

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