Guess who I convinced to go get froyo with me yesterday?
Yep, the madre met me after school and my froyo has never tasted so good. Are kiwis in season right now? Those kiwis in the picture were the best ones I have ever had (yes, I overuse that phrase). Whipped cream is a great idea to load up on at a froyo place because it doesn’t weigh very much yet it is so tasty.
The boys went on a late(ish) night tempo run and did 5.25 miles in 38 minutes, don’t you hate how ridiculously fast boys are? Oh yeah, I guess the fact that they work hard for it pays off too.
I didn’t go because I had much more important things to do with my life:
A nap may have also gone down sometime yesterday but I don’t really remember.
After they got home from their run my BIL treated us for dinner and it was delicious. Yep, that would be more TV in the form of The Office. Teaching high school kids all day makes my brain jello by 5 pm.
Don’t you just love the lighting in our house? It is the best for pictures;)
Saltines make a great appetizer; Billy can eat a sleeve of those babies in one sitting.
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Are you watching The Bachelor this season or do you look down on me for watching such a ridiculous show?
What fruit are you loving right now?
-Any citrus and kiwis.
Tell me about your last speed work session/tempo run. What is your favorite way to fit in speed work? Do you go to a track, use the treadmill or run around town during speed workouts?
-Hmmmmmm I am going to have to go with the Vegas 1/2 as being my latest speed work. I need to change that….it has been more than a month.
Is this the first post???:) I usually don’t watch the bachelor/ette until the finale airs, and I get sucked into the 8 hour long recap! so juicy:) I’m into apples right now – so boring, but so good and my kids eat them like they are going out of style. Gala apples are my fave. Probably the last tempo run I did was this morning – 5 miles 33:50. I REALLY shouldn’t admit this, but I guess I still don’t totally understand the “tempo” run – I’m gonna go google it again now. Pretty sure it’s a fast-er run. Lately I like to get the speedwork in on the treadmill. Once the cold hits, it’s all indoors for me. But I’m just getting into doing speedwork, so we’ll see how long that lasts!!
HEY KATIE!!! Girl, you are FAST!! Holy cow…I read the last 10 pages of your blog and you are my HERO! Basically a tempo run is nothing more than 20 minutes of steady running at threshold pace (they went for a little longer last night). Most people do it at about 30 seconds slower than their 5 k pace. Have a great day!
well, I would LOVE to know how you did close to a 3hour marathon – crazy fast woman! Thanks for the tempo run info – I am going to try to remember it this time!
I’m in the running for Team Refuel as well! All the $ from the grant will go for those in need of treatment but can’t afford it! Help a great cause : )
P.S. The fruit I am loving right now are bananas and pb, I always love them!
Bananas and pb are meant to be together. AHHH I WILL VOTE FOR YOU TOO!!!!!!
Thank you pretty lady! Your support is more than I can ask for : )
Krissy @ Shiawase Life
I do speedwork on the treadmill since before work fits in my schedule best. I am going to try and incorporate track work outs when the weather warms up a bit/there’s daylight after work.
I want to hear all about your speed workouts at the track. Hopefully the weather warms up ASAP:)
Krissy @ Shiawase Life
Agreed! Thanks, Janae!
Lauren @ What Lauren Likes
I am loving figs and bananas right now :)
I need to copy you and get myself some figs, YUM!
Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile
The Bachelor is definitely a reason to stay home!! I watched it the other night, and so many of the girls this season are CRAZY. Especially the blogger girl, what a shame lol!
Clementines are SO good right now! And apples always.
My last speed run was on a treadmill because it was too cold for me to run outside. Treadmills make it easier for me to do speed.
Seriously, the girls are out of control, they make me laugh so hard. WAHOO…great job on your treadmill speed workout and I hope you get to enjoy a clementine today!
I’m watching the Bachelor and I don’t care how ridiculous i am!
Tomorrow a new fro-yo shop opens in my town (yay for Menchies) and you can bet I’ll be first in line! My boyfriend doesn’t know what he is in for.
Oh good…..I am not alone:) We should have discussions about it. AHHHH WAHOOO MENCHIES..tell the bf to start working more hours to support this new habit:)
Love the bachelor! I’m addicted to it.. and have been for a long time. I’ve accepted this and moved on ;)
I recently ate a grape fruit for the first time. Whaaa?? I know! It was delicious!
I got in a great treadmill run yesterday! normally i’m not a treadmill kinda girl but it worked for me yesterday quite well!
I need to accept it to and be proud of my addiction to the show! FIRST TIME….I am so happy that you liked your grape fruit, they are amazing. Great run yesterday wahoo!
kari @ Running Ricig
My favorite fruit right now are clementines. I’ll be so sad when they’re out of season, but for now I’m going crazy filling up on them.
I did a speedy run last night, more out of necessity than because I wanted to. My friend was coming over at 7:30 and I only had so much time!
I KNOW….they are the best! I just wish they were bigger so I didn’t have to peel a million of them. WAY TO GO on your speedy run and that is a great motivator. Have an amazing day gorgeous girl!
[email protected] a Colorado Gal
AGh! I watch that show every season and every season I want to punch myself for doing it. It’s like a train wreck: so bad yet you can’t look away!
It really is and I am embarrassed to say that I waste time watching it but I can’t stop!
I am addicted to oranges and melons these days…I’m going to turn orange at the rate I am going but that’s a risk I’m willing to take :)!
BAHAHAH definitely worth the risk:)
Christina @ the athletarian
I am loving grapefruits and oranges right now!! So tasty :)
I haven’t run since October because of my crazy ankles. Hopefully I’ll be back at it in a month or so! Physio is helping a bit but who knows!!
Have an amazing day!
Grapefruits are so good. BOO to your ankles!! Remember how you got me the best candy in the world, I owe you big time!
Jessica @ Stylish Stealthy and Healthy
I just started watching the Bachelor maybe 2 or 3 seasons ago, but I am freaking hooked. That much crazy in one house is just magical. And don’t even get me started on Bachelor Pad. ::squeal::
Ahhhh good someone else is addicted too:) Oh the BP is out of control! Have an amazing day Jessica!
Oh man. I just started incorporating speedwork into my training so I can PR at my February 1/2. I’m headed to the gym tonight to do some treadmill fartleks. :) Wanna come?
YES YES YES, I would love to go to the gym with you:) YOu are going to rock your 1/2 and I can’t wait to hear all about your PR!
Kerry @ Half Healthy, Half Nuts
First off, I can totally down a sleeve of saltines (or any cracker) in one sitting too. Crackers are so good.
I am an avid Bachelor watcher! I don’t love Ben as the Bachelor (didn’t really like him last season either), but I love the crazy girls. That blogger girl is straight up NUTS! Love it!
Fruit – any kind will do for me. I love fruit.
And speed work … speed is definitely not my middle name, but I do hope to run a little bit speedier during my half marathon on Saturday (Disney World!) – wish me luck!!
Seriously, crackers are impossible to stop eating. Good to know I am not alone with my reality tv love. I am not the biggest fan of him either but I do love the crazies. AHHHHH GOOD LUCK ON SATURDAY and I want to hear all about it, you are going to rock it!
Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries
i’ve been loving kiwi lately too! it’s so good in froyo or regular yogurt too. yummmm.
the Bachelor is totally my guilty pleasure too! i started watching it online the other day but still need to finish it.
We need to have a group discussion after we watch an episode ha. I need to try kiwi on regular yogurt..great idea!
I love pretty much 99% of reality tv, but I’ve never really been into the Bachelor. Especially this season- aren’t the bachelor/ettes usually supposed to be really hot??
hahahahah you are right…..I don’t know what happened this season;)
My roommate is always watching the Bachelor – I have too many other favorites to get into that one right now…
I’m currently obsessed with Strawberries and whipped cream! but I have to cut my strawberries so I get a better berry/cream ratio with each bite.
Treadmill last night.. first mile was slow to warm up, then I ran a tempo 2nd and then for the third mile I increased by .2-.3mph every quarter mile letting myself rest for < 1min in between ending at like 3.25 miles and I ran 3 of them. I don't know if that's really 'speedwork' I just get bored on the treadmill so I have to push myself at the end…
That is definitely speed work and GREAT job!!! Okay, strawberries and whipped cream is AMAZING….I will be going to the store after work for some!
Oh yes and there’s a tub of blueberries in front of me at work right now…
YUM…..I am extremely jealous of your blueberries!
Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
I’ve been having an affair with clementines recently. They were $3.99 for all whole box so I bought 2 boxes which is approximately 60 clementines. I think I might end up turning orange soon!
CLEMENTINES ARE AMAZING right now…..I am hooked! I wish they were 10 times the size that they are so I don’t have to do so much peeling!
That’s how I am at the beginning of the semester too, after a 2 week holiday break, until I get back into my routine. Morning workouts are the best then I don’t have to worry about it the rest of the day.
I am just like you (ps I love how our names rhyme) and don’t want to worry about my work out and just do it first thing in the morning. Have a great day Denae!
Ummm, I can TOTALLY eat a sleeve of crackers in one sitting, no problem.
Currently obsessed with grapes. I think I’ve gone through nearly 2 pounds in a week. What.the.heck.
Crackers are addicting. Are grapes cheap right now?!?! 2 lbs in a week sounds perfectly okay with me:)
I buy them on clearance! Haha. I scope out the manager’s special on all the produce because I go through so much!
I don’t watch that show but I know you love it! I try not to use the treadmill as it really alters my stride! Only in bad weather.
How does it alter your stride? I need details because what if it does that to me too:) Have a great day!
I would prefer track for speed workouts but if I’m pressed for time I do the treadie.
I keep hearing about how good The Bachelor is, I will have to tune in! Definitely don’t look down on you since I’m guilty of watching The Real Housewives on Bravo which you need zero brain cells to watch.
I love bananas right now!
Zero brain cells to watch…you are hilarious! Bananas are so good and SO cheap!
Andrea (Run. Learn. Repeat.)
I like the track for speedwork. My toddler loves to run around the field with his buddy while I run with his mom. We are heading there this morning for 5×1000. That fro yo looked so good!
That is a perfect set-up to run with your friend while the kids play in the field…PERFECT! You are going to rock your 5 x 1000 and I want to hear all about it!
I have done that too! Brought my kiddo with some toys to play in the center while I run around the track. I got some really funny looks from people though, like I was being neglectful or something.
Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud!
The Bachelor and those types of shows are actually some of the only ones i really dislike BUT i dont look down on you for watching them and are obsessed haha i know tons of ppl that do (including my crazy sister).
and for fruit I am lovin bananas (always) and diggin frozen strawberries right now
Thank you for not looking down on me:) You are a true friend! Frozen strawberries? You are brilliant!
My fiance eats saltines like they are going out of style! I don’t get it!! Have a great day!
Ha, I know. I love them but not as much as billy. He gets a huge box of them as presents because people know that he loves them so much!
GUILTY on 2 counts…
1. I love Saltines and can eat a sleeve at one sitting.
2. I’m sucked in to The Bachelor.
Last speedwork was yesterday. 8 miles w/ 5×1200 and I did it on the treadmill. I usually like to do my speed workouts on the track or flat trail that is close to my house. Tempo runs I like to do on the roads.
DANG…awesome workout Holli!!! I think you should eat Saltines and watch The Bachelor at the same time= heaven! Have a great day.
I have been totally addicted to kiwi for the past few weeks! It must be in season, it tastes so good right now.
Kelsey @ The Secret Life of Kelsey
I am DEFINITELY watching The Bachelor… guess what???
MY FRIEND IS ON IT!!!!!!!!!
She’s a really sweet girl…I have no idea what happens, her family can’t say anything, (duh), so I am soooooo excited to watch!
KELSEY…that is so so cool!! You are famous:) That must be a blast to see her on there!
I’m watching the Bachelor this season! Some of the girls on the show make me cringe… It’s horrible – but I love it!
Right now I’m eating tons of bananas and apples – not that exciting but I like them :)
I did a sprint workout last night on the treadmill!
I totally watched the bachelor while running on the treadmill this morning – that’s when I watch all my trashy tv shows. :) I watched the Bachelorette last season and like it better, because all the girls are PSYCHO…but it’s kind of hilarious and I’ll totally be watching it this season. Of course the craziest one is from SLC! I swear they do that evvvvery time.
I’ve been running way speedy (for me) on the treadmill, at it’s freaking me out. :) Hopefully it helps in my 1/2 on Jan 2st! Yumm….I need fro-yo really soon.
Bachelor is a guilty pleasure. I have no idea why I make a conscience choice to get suckered in, but I do……..and I love that is Mondays because it is something to look forward to after having to return to work for the week……..totally there with you on the mush brain after teaching teenagers.
Last speed work I did came from runners world get speed in the off season.
10 minute jog
2 minute what you’d like your race pace to be.
Have you ever got the saltine mini’s? I don’t know why I like the small version better even if they taste the same.
2 minute jog
repeat 4-6 times
10 minute jog.
I enjoyed it and the time went really fast!
Don’t know why the computer reformated my random saltine ? into my speedwork…….hmmmmm.
I wish we could watch The Bachelor together! Great speed workout. I haven’t tried the mini’s…..I MUST GET THEM!!!
I don’t watch it but certainly don’t look down on anyone who does. Especially considering the amount of “reality” tv I consume on a regular basis.
Digging oranges right now. But it is about all we can get in the winter.
Speedwork is done on a treadmill, when I do it. Which isn’t often.
The Kidless Kronicles
I’m trying so hard to work speed work in this year! Treadmill works best. But discovering this thing called warming up…I hate warming up. If you do speed work for 3 miles, how long is your warm up? Warm ups for me have always involved tying my shoes…that’s it.
The Bachelor is the best reality show ever and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise…of course Biggest Loser ranks high up in there too! Is anyone else already annoyed that the “blogger” chic is going to give all bloggers a bad name with her emotional outbursts?
I’m trying really hard to incorporate speed work in my plan for my next half marathon following a Hal Higdon plan that has me doing 400 meter repeats!
Last ‘tempo-ish’ run I did was on Tuesday and it was 10 miles with 4×1200 repeats at sub 7 min/mile pace. I considered going to the track (would have been a better idea) but then hit the trail near my house – an out and back uphill/downhill run. It was windy and wet and miserable! Not to self (and in case you ever think to do it) don’t run on trails for speed work – it’s so much harder. Don’t run uphill unless you’re doing hill repeats – it’s so much harder. Don’t run in the wind/rain if you can skip it – it’s so much harder. Needless to say I was spent afterward.
I DO hate how fast boys can run!! Lol. I train the pants off my husband and he can still beat me in any race 10k or below.
I am loving smoothies because we just got a blender!!! Yayy!!!
I like to run sprints during commerical breaks during Jeopardy!
Def watched the bachelor!!! Ive watched almost every season since it first aired. I am on vaca in florida right now so im loving any kind of fruit i can get my hands on!!! I have never done a tempo run but should prob consider it someday :) running at fast paces just aint my thang. I am training for a HM in april so i should prob consider trying it before then.
My husband knows not to make plans (with me) while the bachelor is on! What makes me an even bigger nerd is that I follow my favorite people from past seasons and they pretty much all tweet during the show on Mondays!
my last speedwork was right before Christmas. it has been 9 days since I run and I am praying this sprained ankle heals up QUICK!!
i love the bachelor, ill be watching it tonight, i always wait to watch it with the sis
Holly @ HLD Fashion
i don’t watch the bachelor, but i also don’t look down on you for doing it because you are awesome! :)
i am loving GRAPEFRUIT right now! note: it’s sweeter if you peel the skin (surrounding the little juicy pocket.. thingies :P) off! i used to hate them a couple years ago, but after learning to love them (and then forgetting about them briefly), i have rekindled my love for them!
my last speed work out was on… monday or tuesday i think! i forget :P anyway, i was flyin’ away on the treadmill and felt amazing! i just did a shorter run, covering nearly 3 miles, but it felt good to get on my feet again even if my legs were wicked sore! i mostly always run on the treadmill. i recently moved to a city (from a small town), so i hate the idea of having to stop at intersections when i want to get my run on :P
I hate boys!! They are always so naturally good at things.
There is a small group of us running the Provo City half marathon course this saturday. Meeting at the Tabernacle at 9am. Jake and Andrea are coming down from slc and I am scared to death I am going to die. It will be an easy run for them and a full out asthma attack sprint for me I’m sure. Anyway you should totally come…….and please bring that good looking brother in law of yours. :)
Kate @ Chasing It
OH I recognize that guy on the bachelor! wasn’t he on the bachelorette last season? I always thought he was ridiculously adorable. I’d totally be too busy watching to go for a night run too. and YAY for pizza and froyo! oh man I want froyo so bad right now…maybe I’ll drag my own mom out there with me sometime this week…
Alyssa @ Life of bLyss
THANK YOU for calling on people to vote.. you rock. :)
and duh, I watch the Bachelor. I even applied. I’m taking crazy to a whole ‘nother level.
OMG crazy bread!!!!!!!!!!!!! Super jealous of that! here in DC there are NO little caesers…. wow.. drooling thinking about yummy carbs
Elizabeth @ reads recipes runs
I always see dude in shorts on my runs and I think to myself “who would do that?! It’s WINTER in UTAH”
Clearly Billy and his bro do! I wish I was that hardcore… But seriously, do guys have less feelings in their legs or something? Does their never shaving give them an added layer of warmth?
yes, boys are way too fast. Give me that speed please. We don’t get bachelor here (sad) so keep me updated, k?
natalie @ southern fit foodie
I love all fruit, but right now I’m eating a lot of oranges, apples, and bananas. I also use a lot of lemons in cooking, and they are great right now!
Can you please share what kind of treadmill you have again? Looking for one but there are SOOO many out there and since the Life Fitness one I want is a little pricey…I am still searching ( :
Hey!!!! I have the Nordic track c900 and I absolutely love it!!!!
Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
Haha I’m down for froyo at ANY time!
Kate @ Run with Kate
i did my first tempo run since my injury. it was crazy hard. i felt so slow. i thought i might actually die.
i definitely prefer to do speed and tempo on the treadmill. it allows me to just set it and go and then i can put my entire focus on form. it’s easier to get in the zone if i dont have to check my watch either. the treadmill keeps you in line. there is no slowing down when you have it set to a certain speed. it’s just all around perfect.
Angela @ Happy Fit Mama
I’m stuck with the treadmill for speed/tempo runs during the winter. During the summer, I prefer the track. Anything to be outside!
I’m seriously loving grapefruit and clementines right now. Yum!
Your froyo looks amazing!!!! It makes me want some- too bad that darn canyon is in the way.
Love the Bachelor, but I’m not stoked on this season at all- Ben is gross. Not that I watch it for the hot guy or anything…
On Monday I did 400 meter repeats at a sub 6 minute pace. It was weird. I’ve never done such short intervals before. I only did 5 sets to try them out and then I ran a few slower 800’s with my friend. I’ve been SO SORE since. I love the track for speed work- it’s easier to focus because I’m not always wondering how much further I have left.
Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn
Seriously. Bachelor = high priorities.
dana @ my little celebration
Um, kiwis are SLAYING me with goodness right now. SLAY-ING.
Brittnie (A Joy Renewed)
While I am not into the Bachelor there is no judgement from this girl. See… I like other ridiculous shows , my favorite being Desperate Housewives. I know. I will cry for days when the last episode airs this season.
I started watching The Bachelorette (hangs head in shame) last season to watch the ‘Bentley drama’ go down. I had never watched any of these shows before and I swore once the season was over I would never watch one of those shows again. Especially since I do not see the interest in Cave Groban. But whatevs… their sneaky ads sucked me in and I watched the 1st episode this season. It is such a guilty pleasure to watch and then talk crap about all the riduculous things they do/say with my friends. lol. I sound terrible!
Is Billy ashamed of you like my husband is of me?! ;)
Michelle (Better with Berries)
I am loving pears right now! They are so juicy and delicious. I had one for “dessert” today, even though I don’t normally count that as dessert. I am trying to go without it for a few days and it’s next to impossible. You pictures of froyo aren’t making it any easier ;-)
Not going to lie, watching The Bachelor is a guilty pleasure! I watch the first episode and make a guess at who I think he picks and then I go check this website that has the full rundown of spoilers to see if I was right (and I was)!! It’s so much more entertaining listening to all the girls/him when you know who he picks :) Do you want to know who wins?!
Totally tuned in to watch the Bach! I really liked both of the nurses and bummed one of them went home… I thought the girl riding in on the horse was gonna be a little snooty [very judgmental, I know, sorry] but was pleasantly surprised she seems like one of the tamest of the bunch!
I watch the bachelor every season! Im hooked. They actually called me two seasons ago to be on it. I believe it was Jakes season? Crazy!
Jen Correa @ Mom's Gotta Run
Is that the $5 Little Cesars Hot and Ready pizza? LMAO I keep seeing the commercials for it.
I am a bachelor lover. I have been sticking to pears and purple grapes..since they are the most consistent. Afraid of the cantaloupe plague from a few months ago…
Run outside alll the time..rain, snow, sleet, hail…nothing like up and down sprinting on the hills.
So that’s the case? Quite a retloavien that is.
That’s a clever answer to a tricky question