For the past few weeks this has been my view during my early morning workouts.
The promise of this view of the sunrise while I get my swim workout in is enough to pry me out of my warm bed and into the cool water of the pool.
My feet have been bothering me since mid May because of poorly padded running shoes (I think), and I have developed a mild form of plantar fasciitis. In fact, the last time I really went for a run was the Peachtree Road Race back on July 4.
I’m not a runner by nature, so forcing myself to go for runs has always been a struggle. But swimming, ahh I love swimming. I was a competitive swimmer, very briefly, when I was in elementary through middle school and I think it just stuck – even after I quit to join the cross country team.
(Seriously? I have clearly always tried to make myself into something that I am not – a runner.)
Although I do love the effects of running, for me, it’s the quickest (and cheapest) way of getting in shape – fast. So after my feet heal, I’m sure I’ll be back to running again. But maybe I’ll set my sights on a triathlon. I’ve got the swimming and running parts down, next up: get a bike.
This melon smoothie is so light and fresh, and great for a post-workout snack. The honeydew melon and garden cucumbers just scream “summer” to me.
I can almost feel fall creeping up on us, and in my attempt to enjoy the tastes of summer for as long as possible, I bring you my green melon summer smoothie!
|Green Melon Summer Smoothie||
- 1 cup honeydew melon, cut into small pieces
- 1/2 cup garden cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt
- 1 tablespoon agave
- 3-4 ice cubes
- Blend all ingredients in a blender.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy!