Taught a spin class.
Ran 6 miles on the fancy shmancy treadmill.
Mizuno Elixirs were the shoes for the day. My training plan had a 6 mile run with 2 warm-up miles, 2 miles at MP (marathon pace) 7:27 pace and then 2 cool down miles. I was a little nervous about the speed factor. I’ve only run a little bit under an 8 minute mile once since being back to running, so I figured I’d try it out and see what happened. If it was uncomfortable, I’d stop.
Unfortunately, despite these treadmills being super amazing, they don’t have TVs on them at the new gym. If I was cool I would have had my iPad all ready with a Gossil Girl episode or something to hook up, but I’m not cool and I don’t have an iPad. So, my regular old playlist did the job. Ha ha.
I warmed up with 2 miles, couldn’t figure out what speed to set the treadmill on to get to a 7:30 pace so did a quick little search on my phone to find this chart. (Yep, while running the warm up. A little dangerous.)
I quickly saw that 8.0 MPH was 7:30 pace so went with that.
I did 3 miles at that pace and then a cool down mile. Then I read the fine print and saw that at 0% incline that was actually a 7:49 pace. What the? I usually have a 1% incline, but totally forgot today. I didn’t even think about it affecting mile pace.
Maybe I’ll do a little test next time and do 7.7 MPH on a 3% incline and see how tough that is. According to the chart that would be a 7:30 pace. I’m not sure how I feel about that.
Actually, it was probably a blessing in disguise today because everything felt fine and I have the tendency to want to do more than I should sometimes. I’m so darn grateful for 6 miles I can hardly stand it.
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(Total side note, but as I writing this in my office right now I’m sweating like crazy. I totally have a sweat moustache. Isn’t that lovely? Oh summer and trying to safe a buck or two by not turning on the AC.)
kabocha boat picture of the day.
Side note- my kabochas lately have not been that great. A little mushy and tougher skin than normal. I’m not a big fan of the ones I’m finding this time of year. It might be time to wait it out until the good season comes in a couple of months. I wonder if I could do that. Ha.
The past couple of mornings a certain someone has been requesting the STUFT tots chocolate “milkshake”.
That makes me very happy.
I’ve mentioned these before, but we’ve been eating a lot of these Costco grass fed beef patties. They are so awesome and great for easy lunches (and for a quick mini meatza pizza).
We found these Kidz Zone bars the other day at Target. I like the kid’s Clif ZBars better, but we couldn’t pass up the yellow cupcake flavor.
The boys, oops, I mean, Buzz, dug them.
Watch out. Our house was a dangerous place today. I was “pewed” many, many times. And there is definitely a “right” and “wrong” way to do it. Apparently I do not do it the “right” way.
THIS is how you “pew”.
Judah has been a little camera shy lately. Not sure what’s going on with that. Maybe he just likes to be the camera man. Ha ha.
Lately for lunch I’ve been doing the whole stuff as much as possible in a head of romaine while keeping the butt end on thing like I first did last week.
You can pretty much stuff it with whatever you want. My favorites have been those burgers above, chicken breasts or turkey meat with tomatoes, onions, Serranos, Trader Joe’s Everyday Seasoning and some kind of hot sauce.
Not the easiest to eat, but it gets the job done.
Oh and if you’re too hungry to wait for roasted jicama chips, raw jicama gets the job done too.
Note- all the guacamole and salsa didn’t make it in the picture. It got a little messy looking.
After our whole grilled romaine experiment the other weekend, of course I had to test out trying to roast it tonight.
I just sprayed it with a little olive oil spray and seasoned it with that grinder from Trader Joe’s that has garlic, parsley, salt, etc. and threw it in with my other roasting veggies at 425 convection for about 7 minutes or so (I think).
It wasn’t too shabby. I think it was better when we Andrew made it on the grill, but roasted romaine with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar (and the other usual spicy things) was pretty tasty.
One last thing before I go. Obviously you heard about this royal news, yes?
Pretty cool, huh?
So yeah, if you want to feel like royalty, order any royal blue socks or sleeves and get 40% off, plus free US shipping when you enter coupon code BLUE at checkout.
Okay, that’s all friends. Hopefully my next post will be all things running, upcoming races, information on the Runner’s World Challenge, etc.
*There’s still time to enter the JayBird Sport BlueBuds X headphones giveaway.
Do you run on an incline when running on the treadmill?
Have you stuffed a romaine head with the butt on?
Royal baby name- thoughts?