However, on Saturday I did do two sets of 25 push ups. Why? I was sitting at work, bored (it's too quiet on Saturdays) and started flexing my arms - I liked seeing the muscle definition and decided to encourage it along with the push ups. Jeff and I also went for a nice 5.5 mile bike ride on Saturday, and while my legs were a little...not sore, exactly - I guess I was just feeling my muscles a bit - by 8:30 on Sunday morning, we were at a park near my house where I went for a 3.1 mile run - you just knew I couldn't let the weekend go by without running a 5K! As there were no fruit or bagels waiting for me at the (imaginary) finish line, Jeff and I went out for breakfast at Blue Baker, where I got an spinach/egg/feta combo on a chewy multi-grain bagel - YUM.
After we were done with breakfast, we made a quick trip to Target (Mother's Day cards and Kleenex), Home Depot (day lilies and mulch), came home, planted, mulched (um, I *may* have been camped out in a lawn chair, supervising, at this point) and placed several large rocks that we spotted while on our bike ride and went back for with the car (they were out for the trash, which was handy since we had been wanting some accent rocks) on the area formerly known as "Dirt Island" but is now called "Lily Hill - with Rocks" - when the lilies bloom, I'll have to remember to take a picture since at this point if you are still reading then you are invested in this by now!
The point of this rambling post is that when we were done with the rocks, it was 11:15 am - amazing how much we got done, and still had so much of the day left
And now for a quick review of Cheribundi Tart Cherry Juice Drink (FTC alert - I was sent this to try for free!). Yum. Delicious. Tasty. Why yes, I *did* like this product, quite a lot! I was sent bottles of Tru Cherry, Skinny Cherry and Whey Cherry - and as long-time readers know, I do not like to drink my calories - but I made an exception for these drinks. They are not super-sweet - they taste like real cherries, and I happen to love cherries.
While I would not choose the Tru Cherry because of the calories (130 per 8 oz. bottle), I would drink the Skinny Cherry (90 calories) on occasion - I had a few sips of it by itself and then mixed some with club soda, which made for a refreshing drink. A squeeze of lime would have been a good addition - shades of a Sonic Cherry-Limeade...only with more natural ingredients! I was interested in the Whey Cherry because of the added protein - which is nice for after a workout - but with only 8 grams of protein, it's really not enough for me for the 160 calories, so I probably wouldn't use this as a protein source. Still tasted good, though.
If cherries are in season, I would much rather eat 90 calories' worth of them than drink juice. But as we all know, cherry season doesn't last long, so if you want the real taste of cherries year-round, this would be a good option.