I like how my blogger break lasted all of one day. Heh. I just have too much to say to you guys! Yesterday’s workout consisted mainly of cleans. Is it weird that I like hang cleans way more than full cleans, and I can probably lift more with hang cleans? I have trouble getting into the proper position on full cleans. I wanted to lift yesterday and not have my legs too sore today, because today was a timed mile! Here’s the workout, although I ran out of time to finish everything. Yes, I finally faced the erg for the first time again. I felt so uncoordinated but I guess that’s what happens. ImageI don’t have that many pictures for you but here’s what I do have:ImageThe deliciousness that is a yogurt bowl. Vanilla greek yogurt, cinnamon apple bread, and sunflower butter. Plus more sunflower butter. SO addicted. But hey, my face is clearing wayyy up so that’s fine by me!ImageAdorable mug.ImageChocolate Soy Bomb smoothie from Calafia. More on that in a minute!ImageMy dorm has make your own pizza every night. I tried it for the first time yesterday. It was pretty good for pizza, nice and hot. But I’m always surprised by the fact that I don’t rally like pizza…And I had to blot a ton of grease of the top of the cheese, although the pizza wasn’t super greasy overall.ImageA TON of spinach in a microwave egg scramble with Garlic and Herb Laughing Cow cheese (this stuff is awesome).ImageRegular (non-frozen) fresh yogurt with strawberry rhubarb puree and mango from Fraiche, plus a spice muffin. The yogurt was awesome! I was worried it would be too plain but the puree really makes it. And it’s not very sweet. The muffin was a bit too spice-y for my taste though. I need to get yogurt more often…I briefly considered how awesome it would be for me to make my own yogurt. And then realized I don’t trust myself to deal with all that bacteria…I would probably end up getting really sick. 

So yesterday, I had a 9 am class and was done with my classes for the day by 10:15. I cannot begin to describe this kind of freedom. It was sooo nice. I love not having such a crazy tight schedule. Of course, I have work, but I have some hope of getting it all done now!

As a result, in the afternoon I biked over to Trader Joe’s with an empty backpack and big dreams. Haha. Really though, all I wanted were vegetables. I realized a lot of the time when I’m snacking a lot, all I really want is veggies but I didn’t have any in my dorm. That all changed. Although I used like half a bag of spinach in this morning’s breakfast. Here’s the haul:ImageSpecial notice for the carrot juice and green juice. I tried the carrot juice this morning. It’s pretty good, surprisingly sweet, although there is no added sugar. I think I like it, but I think I’ll like it even more when I’m more used to it. Tonight’s dinner is shown as well: the curry chicken salad. I picked that up at Calafia, which happens to be next to Trader Joe’s. 

This morning I ran my timed mile. It felt way better than I was expecting. 8:20. Not bad. I’m happy with that as a starting point, and I think I’ll be able to see significant improvement fairly quickly. I also did 3/4 of a mile of sprint 100 m/ walk 100 m. I would usually do this with a jog instead of a walk, but I’m still building up my stamina. I topped that off with an ab series:Image

Has anyone ever said something to you that just kind of stuck with you? One of my softball trainers told me “Real athletes wear black socks.” I don’t know why, but that kind of stuck with me. So I wore black socks for my timed mile. I’ll take all the help I can get. I definitely did that for my 6k tests too while rowing. ImageI miss being an athlete, and rowing really wasn’t my sport because it didn’t really involve playing. Soooo…when a soccer player posted on facebook that the Stanford Club soccer team was looking for players, I jumped at the chance. But here’s the thing. I really miss soccer. I started playing when I was 5. However, I have not played in ohhh 4 years? And I’m horribly out of shape (thanks mono). Aaaand I’m practicing with them on Monday. Yes. I realize I am in waaaay over my head. But what’s the harm, right? It’s unlikely that they’ll take me but that’s ok. I have this weekend to get ready. Have I told you guys that After practicing soccer last week (I was practicing for Intramurals), the top of my foot and entire from on my shin was so sore that walking was super difficult. Well I went back out there today. And I’ll go again tomorrow, if I can walk. But guess what? I ordered Pro Compression socks (at a discount, thanks Julie!) and they came yesterday! My dad brought them when we went out to practice. So I’m wearing them now in hopes that they will prevent soreness. I got them for my half marathon in August, but hopefully they work for soccer soreness as well!

IMG_2192I was going to post about a more serious topic in this post as well, but it’s already pretty long so I’ll save it for tomorrow. 🙂

Have a nice night!

7 comments on “Real Athletes Wear Black Socks

    1. astottler

      They feel like they’re working!

  1. Miranda @ Miranda Runs

    I played highly competitive volleyball for years and we ALWAYS wore black socks. They looked a million times more intimidating than white socks or colored ones!

    1. astottler

      They totally do!

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