I am warning you that the picture quality in this post is especially low… I don’t know what happened but let’s just go with it.
First, I wanted to share with you my up (hence why I am pointing up) workout. Starting my ‘Owning All Of The Hills in 2016’ off right.
Here is what I did and it kicked my trash. Those 4 minutes @ 4% incline were dang tough for me (but maybe it isn’t for you if you have been good with your hill work these days). I think the biggest key to enjoying the treadmill is to switch things up. Playing around with the incline and speed over the 60 minutes made it go by so fast. I rarely run at the same speed the whole time during a treadmill run. Keeping my brain thinking about what’s next and my body challenged with the workout keeps me from getting bored.
Let’s talk about some of the most important parts from Monday and Tuesday.
-We stayed at a hotel right next to LAX because LA traffic scares me and I didn’t want to miss our flight. As you can tell we slept really well;) and we still looked half asleep even after we changed into running clothes.
-They had one treadmill at this hotel that barely worked but it did the job. I think because Brooke has seen me run on the treadmill since day 1 of her life she just thinks it is normal for her to sit and play/color/snack/watch a show while I run for a bit. Either that or she really likes a mama full of endorphins and she is willing to put up with the whole situation.
-We got to the airport and then found out our flight was delayed. Turns out I have really bad luck when it comes to flying so maybe don’t ever fly with me. We went and grabbed some food and I ordered a salad… it was a fun surprise when I got the check to find out this very plain salad was $18!?!?! Airports get me every time.
-We finally got on the plane and Brooke did her usual ‘sprint down the jetway at a 5 minute mile pace’ thing.
-When we got back to Utah we put our luggage in the house and went STRAIGHT TO COSTCO. My body was craving all sorts of nutrients after a week of chips and salsa.
-Once Brooke went to bed I turned on an episode of Parenthood, heated up an apple with cinnamon and fell asleep on the couch.
-PS she thinks she is so funny when I try to take a selfie and she blocks me out of the picture. Okay, she is really funny.
-Tuesday night we were in PJs playing ponies by 6:20 pm.
-My mom made a surprise visit and dropped off a cup full of my favorite gas station froyo and we caught up on the couch for a bit.
-Once I got into bed I put away the social media and grabbed this book that my mom gave me for Christmas! It made me miss my running girls real bad. I think I get a run with Josse again real soon though!
And that guy that I like a whole lot gets back into town today so that is really exciting news. I’m glad I feel the need to tell you every thought but it just happens.
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Treadmill runners—> how do you beat boredom?
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