Good morning! Back to the grind today, right? Le sigh. Oh well—can’t complain about a three-day weekend.
Workout #1 – Running
After yesterday’s tough team workout, I was happy the training schedule called for an easy run. Even though it wasn’t freezing outside (around 34 degrees Farenheit), it took me longer than usual to fully warm-up. On the bright side, that ensured my pace remained in the steady ballpark for 35 minutes.
Workout #2 – Strength Training
Immediately after running, I went to my building’s fitness center for a full-body strength training workout. I’ve been upping the weight recently, and it’s crazy to think that for some of the exercises I’m lifting heavier than I was during my college basketball days, yet I’m not “blowing up” and gaining weight; I’m actually leaning out and developing some definition. Moral of the story: don’t be afraid to lift heavy, ladies!
My tummy has been acting up (I totally blame the Whole Foods pizza dough—never again!), so I went with my classic spinach and egg-white breakfast sandwich this morning.
I’m off to the office shortly, but first, I want to share an interesting quiz: ArchetypeMe. While doing work-y things on Friday, I popped over to The Fit Stop (my company’s blog) and found a post that featured this survey—Find Your Archetype, Reach Your Goals.
For most of us, it’s been a while since high school English class, so here’s a refresher:
And the available archetypes:
Onto the two-minute quiz.
It takes literally two minutes, and the results are quite telling.
Quite an interesting combo, right? Not that I’m surprised. My top three archetypes included athlete, intellectual, and caregiver. Like my Chinese horoscope, my archetype results are so accurate it’s scary.
Athlete: tomboy, adventurer, outdoorswoman, competitor
“… you love being in touch with your body and love to push yourself to see what you can achieve … athletes are forward-looking …”
Intellectual: scholar, professional, sage, thinker
“If you’re an intellectual, you’re always seeking knowledge and wisdom. Rational, well-read, and deliberative, you tend to think before you talk … While intellectuals enjoy giving answers, they delight most in asking questions, either of others or of the universe. They are rational in their quest to figure things out, methodical too.”
Caregiver: nurturer, mother, sister, best friend, teacher, heroine
“… someone who lives to give and needs to be useful … you throw yourself into all kinds of supportive efforts …”
As the percentages indicate, I definitely identify more as an athlete and intellectual, but I do have a fair amount of caregiver qualities.
What’s your archetype?