Before I got out of bed this morning I decided I wanted to get in some speed on the treadmill. I came up with a pyramid workout (I loved doing pyramid workouts for my spin classes back in the day (build up with time/resistance/intensity for each interval and then come back down with the same increments). It seemed like this workout would be more than doable in my head but during the 1 mile fast (when my legs were screaming at me) I questioned what in the world I was thinking ha. SO, if you are in the mood to really push it… I suggest you give this workout a try!
My interval paces were between a 6:10-6:27 (the mile fast was a 6:27). This workout was tough for me—> I haven’t really been doing any short and fast stuff in awhile but it felt so good to switch things up a bit. Try it out and if you want to shorten it maybe take out the 5 minute intervals or something like that!
9 miles total for the day and a picture taken by the one and only Brooker. She is quite the photographer, entertainer, dancer, cheerleader while I run on the treadmill.
One of my favorite things after a hard workout on a treadmill is to just sit for a few minutes on the warm treadmill belt.
I have never once said I was normal.
Let’s discuss some Monday Matters (my pictures are extra low quality today so I’m just warning you in advance).
*I can’t tell you how many times I end up doing this. I burn a pancake and then have to pick the top layer off. Someday I will learn to not forget about the pancake cooking and flip it on time.
*Target was giving out CEREAL samples. Something we could both get used to.
*The reason for a Target trip. A bag of popcorn. I have a strong opinion about this popcorn always being stocked in our pantry and we were all out so it was practically an emergency.
*Just munching away on an apple the size of her head. She has always loved apples but she is too big now (well, that is what she tells me) for me to cut it up for her.
*My favorite crockpot recipe = chicken + salsa. About 30 minutes before the chicken was done cooking I tossed this in and it was excellent.
*After a weekend of donuts and candy while traveling I was craving a huge salad lunch. I roasted some butternut squash (in olive oil and TJ’s everyday seasoning) to top the salad. Oh, and Bolthouse Farms Cilantro Avocado yogurt dressing is where the money is at.
*My view on the flight home yesterday.
*Scotchmallows are my absolute favorite See’s (here we go again, talking about See’s…;) but I do not know how I feel about this. Mint and caramel???
*Jessie had the cutest little skillet at her house and she made her husband’s favorite blackberry cobbler in it. I need mini skillets asap… think of all the possibilities.
*She’s got the airport routine down after all of these flights back and forth to California.
*I was never one to snack on nuts when I was younger but now they are by far one of my favorite snacks. Especially when they are covered in cinnamon.
*A random clip of Brooke’s new favorite trick of pretending she is crying and her dance when this song came on Pandora the other day.
Have any Monday Matters to share today?
What was your workout today? Anyone else get in some speed work? How did it go?
What are some of your pantry/fridge items at home that you always keep stocked?!
What’s your snack today?