I wasn't really feeling a super intense workout this morning, so I just spent 35 minutes on the elliptical followed by 15 minutes of running on the treadmill.
Last night's b-day celebration
As I mentioned yesterday, it was my roommate Jessica's birthday, so a group of us went to dinner on Newbury Street to celebrate! Before heading downtown, we stopped in Davis Square to see if we could spot Mark Wahlberg filming his new movie. Sadly we only got to see them setting stuff up :(
|I vant to suck your blood..muahahaha|
On to dinner. We went to a restaurant called Cafeteria...it was delicious! We ordered pitchers of the sangria, and it was some of the best sangria I've ever had.
Since it was in the 50s yesterday - yes, you read that right..it's the middle of June and it was in the 50s, talk about miserable...anyway, since it was cold I decided a warm meal was much needed:
I love that our summer class schedule is much less intense, and going to dinner on a Tuesday night is no big deal. FINALLY starting to enjoy some of what Boston has to offer :)
So today while I was ellipticizing, I decided to read The Help on my Nook. I've read so many times that you shouldn't read while working out because then it means you aren't working that hard. I don't know if I believe this. I actually covered more mileage on the elliptical in 35 minutes than I normally would and I was sweating like a beast.
Maybe it's because instead of focusing on how my legs were burning, I was enjoying my reading material? I don't really know, but I think I got in a really good workout. Also, it probably helped that the words aren't really small on the Nook.
Now, I could never read while running or doing something where I'm really bouncing around, but for some reason it's easy for me on the elliptical. So, for the days when I'm not feeling a workout, I think that whipping out my Nook could actually be beneficial and help me get in some good exercise :) Score!
What are your thoughts about reading while working out?