Monday, January 6, 2014


As I am going out to dinner with friends tomorrow evening, I switched my "Speedwork Tuesday" workout to Monday.  I know. Things got a little...crazy.

I officially went back to school this morning and I realize that getting 10 hours a sleep is a must. That just means I have to start going to bed at 7:30 p.m. every evening. I agree with you; very feasible.

When I drove up to my building in a deep, deep fog (actual foggy weather, not what my brain was doing...wait), I tried to remember what it was that I actually did for work. I was quickly reminded the minute I walked into my office. Things started rocking and rolling right away and before I knew it, it was 2:15 and time for the kiddos to head home. One faculty meeting later and a very hungry hippo in my office (that would be me), I rolled out of the parking lot around 3:45 to head home, not before I decided on a spiffy little HIIT (high intensity interval training) workout based on one created by Nutrition Nut on the Run (I just googled HIIT workouts online). 

I had every intention of running this:
But instead, my workout looked more like this:

    1 mile at 6.8 mph
    1 mile at 7.5 mph
    1 min @ 8.4/ 1 min. @ 7.0- repeat 2x
    1 min @ 8.6/ 1 min. @ 7.0- repeat 2x
    45 second break to catch my breath
    1 min @ 8.8 / 1 min @ 7.0- repeat 2x
    1 min @ 9.0/ 1 min. @ 7.0- repeat 2x
    Move to another treadmill for more running mojo and to catch my breath
    1 mile at 6.8

PHEW!  5 miles total, not sure about the time because there was switching and brain tricking happening. Either way, I was glad to get it in, when I wasn't so sure what kind of work out I had in me.

Total miles this week: 12 (Sunday=7, Monday=5)


When I got home, this beautiful man was making me dinner. Thanks, Chris!! Next time, don't look so enthusiastic!

The menu for this evening consisted of Trader Joe's Chili Lime Burgers, avocado, turkey bacon, tomatoes, and a smidgeon of mexican cheese all on two pieces of romaine lettuce. Bon Appetite! 

(What a guy!)

You might be a little curious about how I've been doing with the whole Weight Watchers thing after looking at that dinner. As of this morning, I put on weight from last week. Update completed.

Seriously though, I decided that this week I'm really going to try to log in my food with much more consistency, instead of just guessing that 7 pieces of fudge equals about 2 points, give or take.

How did your Mondays go today?  Did you get a workout in? What was the best thing you ate today? Anyone stranded thanks to all the canceled flights?


  1. You have to remember that this time of year is weight training time... You eat to much, put on weight and train like hell to loose it...

    My Monday, just an easy 10km through the forest and in the rain, great fun...

  2. That dinner looks amazing! Chef Chris really brought his A game.



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