Airdyne 2 x 10 min w/5 min rest between -- 195 calories, 188 calories
I was pretty proud of this workout today. I could have easily bagged it. For the last few months I've had a habit of waking up at about midnight and not being able to sleep for 3 or 4 hours. Then I fall asleep for like an hour at 4 am. It makes it just too brutal to do anything at my normal 5 am time. To make things worse, I usually get really bored in my nightowl time and I end up going downstairs and scarfing down a big bowl of sugary cereal (stupid I know, but the whole process is stupid if you asked me).
Anyway, I skipped breakfast to try and make up for the cereal, and other than some fries at lunch I stayed on top of my diet. Then after a long day at work I had kid duty in the evening so my time was really limited. But I was still able to put together a little interval workout while checking on the kids in the house. Even better, my 10 minute airdyne times were better than my PR was just a couple of months ago. I was happy I sucked it up and got something done.
For trail shoes I have been wearing Brooks Pure Grit for about a year. I really like how they feel, but the traction sucks. They supposedly tried to fix it on this year's shoe, but after looking at them in the store I wasn't convinced. So I've been on the lookout to try something new. I just ordered a pair of Salomon Sense Mantras. They are a new design that looks like a good mix of lower heel drop with more cushion. I couldn't find a place in Reno that carried them, so I took a chance on sizing and ordered from Running Warehouse (highly recommended site, they are great about returns). It looks like I got lucky because it seems like they fit pretty well. I'll have to take them for a test run soon, but I'm hoping that they might work out.