Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Keep on Runnin’

So…how do you combat a morning fail?

Make an afternoon SUCCESS!!!

Another week, another extra minute on the running intervals.  Up to 3 x 8:1 on the treadmill.  WooT!  I was sweating like a beast, but running at my slow and steady pace helped me make it through with very little struggle.  I even threw in some hills during each run and didn’t miss a beat. 

Including warm up and cool down = 2.15 miles (3.46km), 220 cals, 32 minutes.

Plus strength exercises:

  • 3 x 15 – tricep pulldowns, bicep curls, ab twists
  • 2 x 1 minute plank
  • 2 x 15 – crunches, reverse crunches

Before I went out I grabbed lunch for the car


Clementines, leftover PB&J Larabar, Bolthouse Vanilla Chai…


19 grams of soy protein in that bottle!  I drank half before the gym, and half after.

Unfortunately I never did get my x-ray.  I wasted over half an hour driving down there only to have an incredibly hard time finding the right building…argh.  The hospital here takes up several blocks and you need a city planning degree to figure out where to go.  Especially when two of the side streets I needed were blocked off for construction.  By the time I think I figured it out, it was too late to bother…the clinic would be closing when I got there.  Oh well.  Friday I guess.

Due to my less than stellar lunch I was famished after my workout so I opted to eat my dinner right away.


Leftovers from last night.  Yummy!  I felt much better!

After working to clean up the time I missed while driving aimlessly around the hospital working out, I still needed to get some veggies in for the day so I made a bigass salad.


Bigass spinach salad to be exact.


With cucumber, red onion, pomegranate, mozzarella…drizzled with honey & grapeseed oil and sprinkled with sea salt


Holy deeelish.  Topped with walnuts after plating.


And added a handful of these veggie chips I picked up the other day.  Terra Chips - Sweets & Beets.


Pretty tasty.  A nice change for a chip.  I like the beets better than the sweet potatoes but that’s not to say I didn’t like the taters.  :)  I did have to hunt around in the bag for the beet chips though…would like to see more of those!


Now some warm Apple Pomegranate Crisp and a little SYTYCD. (I’m having trouble getting into the US version…the Canadian version was just toooooo goooood!!)

Night all!

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Anonymous said...

Yay for another great run!

Vanessa said...

Great job on the run!!!

Jenny said...

Great post, good job on the run!!

Anonymous said...

Wow - your running is really improving - you are up to 24 minutes of running! Me likey.

Angie All The Way said...

I'm really proud of you for working hard to improve your running. That's really really awesome ;-)

I've never tried grapeseed oil. Do you find a difference?

Poopey about the clinic! It's crazy how many buildings comprise the CDHA!