Good morning! I’m blogging from the comfort of my feather bed once again. My stomach’s digesting my breakfast of OIAJ – which I dreamt of all night – and the house is peacefully silent as my roommates are taking final exams – ick.
Move over Waffle Wednesday, OIA[almond butter]J is a where it’s at today.
1 c. water
1/3 c. steel cut oats
1/2 T flax + cinnamon
~1 T flax almond butter
1/2 T apricot preserves
I’m trying to ‘clean out’ my fridge before I leave Friday. I need help – come over & I’ll cook for you!
So yesterday afternoon, after taking a science studying hiatus [the lamest post title to date], I bounded out of bed with a crazy amount of energy – perfect time for a Holiday Hustle Challenge workout!
- 1 mi. indoor track run @ 8:05
- 30-minute treadmill run
10 minutes ea. @ 7.4, 7.6, 7.8mph – 0 incline
- 10-minute treadmill intervals: alternate 1 minute ea. @ 7.2 & 8.2mph – 0.5 incline
- 0.5 mi. indoor track intervals @ 4:00
- 60 burpees + 40 jumping jacks
- rotary torso weight machine – 40 reps @ 40lbs.
- 2 x 1-minute planks
- 2 x 10 push-ups
Total Mileage: 6.65 mi.
This workout left me exploding with endorphins! I came home and cleaned the kitchen from top to bottom [or maybe that was because my salad with balsamic vinegar went flying across the table.] Nonetheless, I’m really beginning to love this whole speed training thing. You see, for the longest time, I was all about distance [I still am!], but speed was never my focus. Ever since training indoors for my third half-marathon, I’ve learned to love the treadmill and anaerobic conditioning. I’ve seen definite results in my fitness and the shape of my body – sweet!
How do you feel about speed/interval training? Are you a fan?
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Nutrition Nut News
After I cleaned up the gorgonzola cheese and balsamic vinegar from my computer, I checked my e.mail to find that I got an internship! Beginning in January, I’ll be working for Sierra Cascade Nutrition & Activity Consortium. I’m not sure what my exact duties and responsibilities will consist of yet, but I’ll be sure to fill you in once I know. I’m really excited about this internship. I’ve heard wonderful things about working for the program from my peers.
Time to plow through my to-do list…
Have a great day!