It seems like more time lapses between posts than I would like. I always have good intentions of at least writing two blog posts each week, but my weekends and week nights disappear before I have time to compose anything.
By the time I do my second workout of the day, repack my lunch, check my email/Fb, and get ready for bed, it is time for me to go to bed. I am the queen of trying to do too many things in too small of a time frame, so I am trying not to over commit myself, which means one of the first things to go are my blog posts. But such is life, and I am now giving you an update on life.
First of all, let’s do an update on my training. This was week number three with my coach, and things are going well. She pushes me out of my comfort zone, but I need that. I actually think I am pretty good at pushing myself, but there is something to be said for someone else to push you that extra little bit.
I did two hard workouts this week. The first one was done on the treadmill at the gym. I did an interval workout and watched HGTV to help pass the time. When I have an interval workout to do on the treadmill, the time doesn’t drag by nearly as slowly. It was a good workout, and I hit my tempo pace of 7:15 or fast for each interval.
The second speed workout was done on the indoor track. I am very thankful to be within running distance (1.5 miles) of a 400 meter indoor track. It is a perfect distance because that often is the length I am supposed to run for my warm-up. I would go to this track more often, but it costs $7.50 a pop to use it, and I try to be conscience about how much I spend on my hobby. During the workout on Monday morning, my legs felt like Jell-O the last two 400 meter repeats. I was happy that all of my splits were between 1:27 and 1:32 though.
Other updates. . . . . .
Craig and I are getting ready for Maui. I am working on getting our rental car and planning our excursions. In high type A fashion, the itinerary is already completed.
I want to find this running trail while I am there.
I finally picked out curtains for our living room. I had put them on my Christmas wish list after Sadie kept barking and waking us up in the middle of the night when a car would drive by. I purchased about four different ones at Target before settling on these in shell.
Unfortunately blocking out Sadie’s view of the road did not stop her from barking in the middle of the night. (I told her she didn’t need to train us for kids.) We couldn’t figure out why she never barked when we first got her, but then Craig, the smart one, determined that with the snow on the roads in the winter, the car makes more noise driving down our road. In the summer and fall, the roads were dry and she didn’t hear the car. Craig decided to run the fan at night to drown out the noise, which worked! She hasn’t barked since we started using it.
I haven’t been trying a lot of new foods. I’ve been sticking to the same old-same old, but I did try:
Pioneer Women’s Pizza Crust, which was awesome! But then again, what isn’t amazing that she makes.
I also made a Tofu and Farro salad for a potluck at work, and it was a major hit. When people ask you for the recipe, you know it is a good one. (I subbed tofu for the turkey.)
On Sunday, when we go over to our friend’s to watch The Walking Dead, I am going to bring Happiness Pie, which was a tradition on our cross-country team in college. I will have to share the recipe because it is to die for!
Hope your weekend is off to a great start!