Before class today I did a short yoga session- I haven’t done a long session in what seems like forever!
After class, I found out the treadmill GOES FASTER THAN 9.5 !! I ran the first mile alternating speed for the first 0.50 mile at 7.7 the second half mile at 9.5. So then I thought to myself, this must go faster… I tried pushing the speed arrow up and it didn’t budge. So I typed in 10.0 and it went to 10! Then I tried 11.1 and it went that high too! I tried but couldn’t go as fast as 11.1. However, I did run at 10 for 0.25 miles.
I am so excited because now I can have a goal speed! Not that I couldn’t run faster outside, but now I can “know” my pace to push myself on the treadmill too!
Somewhere someone said not to write your time the faster you are- and I would absolutely hate to discourage anyone! It is never about my time for me either- it is about pushing myself to where I know I can go. I write down speeds more for my reference/training, but it is always an accomplishment to just be able to run so I feel very fortunate.
Distance total today: 4.5 miles (alternating every 0.50 mile with 9, and 0.25 with 9.5 and the 10) I did my leg work ( ham curls, calf raises, and leg extensions) and cooled down with 10 minutes on the elliptical.
I am hoping the extra leg work will help keep me injury free with the addition of muscle strength in my legs.
Terminology quiz! I did have to use my lifeline once ( it is a millionaire style game) but overall our group had the highest score!
In lab we did potatoes! Our group made Herbed Potatoes with Mustard Vinegarette and… French Fries with Garlic Aioli !
Oh my goodness…. both were delicious- however I don’t care much for potatoes whole like in the herbed ones we made. The french fries with the garlic aoili was PHENOMENAL!! We used fage 0%, our homemade mayo we made last week, parsley, fresh minced garlic, salt and pepper- It was divine!
I wish I had my camera today! We do sensory evaluations on all our food and then we can finish it if we want or bring it home etc. I got to bring home our Herbed Potatoes
Jeff had them as part of dinner- I treated myself to a handfull of my favorite (the french fries) in lab. Before lab, I was in such a rush that I ate without a photo and left for campus! I promise- photos from my class will appear!
YOGA Today, SKIING TOMORRROW!
I am checking into who is bringing a laptop/ if we have internet but most of my time will be spent ON THE SLOPES!
Smoothie (blueberries, banana, pure protein, wheat germ, milk)
Organic greens, veggies, with a healthy choice chicken panini.
Review Healthy Choice Chicken Panini:
I loved the flavor of the spinach and tomato and onion with the chicken. I think the seasoning was fantastic. I wasn’t a fan of the bread only because I am hardly ever a fan of bread. The sandwich is 310 calories, 25 g of protein and 5 g of fiber. It was darn tasty and the protein and fiber is what I shoot for in my meals. I would for sure buy this again IF it was on sale, because it is only a sandwich- not a whole meal and for anything over $1.50 , I know I could make a fresh sandwich just as good if not better. I like the convenience of poppin it in the microwave and it has a crisper sheet so it would be a nice option to grab for work, school etc. if I had to. Unfortunately, it did not fill me up after my run.
My running munchies were on full force. Does anyone else notice the faster you run the hungrier you get? I swear it felt like I had run 10 miles instead of 4, probably due to intensity.
Anyhow- this dessert was about 1/4 cup egg whites, 1/4 cup pumpkin puree,cinnamon, sprinkling of chocolate protein powder, a squirt of maple syrup, and a tiny dash of baking powder. I whisked all that very well and microwaved it. On top was wheat germ, banana ( organic) , peanut butter (all natural) and pumpkin butter ( the last of it).
It was delicious.