One day back to work and I’m already thinking about how much better school will be next week…what is wrong with this picture?? I guess I must just be getting excited for spring to come, already. (Groundhog, you can kiss my butt!)
Wednesdays run was a toughie. It was my first “speed run” on my new treadmill. I really miss outdoor workouts. And my track. And shorts. And sidewalks. And not having fear of getting hit by cars because there are no sidewalks…. (((SIGH))). Oh well. I guess I’ll just have to get over it right now! Yesterday, there was a plow truck plowing in front of all the houses on my street because there really is NOWHERE to put the snow, I think the guy gave up though because it looks exactly the same: no roads/snow everywhere. On Tuesday I looked out the window to see if my husband had remembered to take the trash out and then I realized I can’t even see over the 15 foot high snow banks to view my 5 foot tall trash barrel. SO that’s fun. I’ve never seen such a high amount of snow in such a short time. I’ve only worked 4 days over the past 11-at this rate I’ll never see July. Or, I will see it…but from the inside of my classroom. SWELL…
I’m heading off on so many tangents there, lets get back to that workout. Let it be known that “All Treadmills Are Not Created Equally.” This is a FACT. My first speed workout on it went good, but I felt it the whole entire time. 2 mile warmup, 2×2 mile repeats @ 6:40 pace, 2 mile cooldown, 9 miles total. When I started the workout, I kept thinking to myself “this is going to be really easy- I’m going to want to add another set of 2 mile repeats in there.” Once I got going, I can assure you that I did not want to add any more! This workout would’ve felt easier if it had been done on my old treadmill-I always felt comfortable hitting those uncomfortable speeds. But you know what they say…
One thing I did to distract myself is prop my IPAD up in front of me & play a slideshow from some of my running picture albums. It was a great way to distract myself and get my mind off of what I Was doing! If I am looking straight ahead at the mileage ticking slowly away, it drives me crazy!
For some reason, all I want is candy& chocolate this week.. In a effort to tame the chocolate monster, I made these brownies:
Black bean protein brownie’s! I saw this easy peasy recipe on Jess Runs Happy’s Blog. They were SO easy to make-TWO INGREDIENTS!!! I think I’m a little late to the black bean brownie party…but my chocolate belly monster craving sure was happy after licking the bowl!
I have a little question for you today..I put this on my IG yesterday, so you might have seen it there as well. Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of my speedwork in my Brooks Pure Connect’s. I love them! Have any of you out there run a full marathon in this shoe? I just wanted to hear a little of your feedback on the matter! Currently, I’m debating between my Pure Flow’s and a new pair of these. I’m going to test out how they fare after a long run this Saturday run at GMP.
One more day until Friday, and another day closer to spring! (and ending the snowpocalypse! 🙂
Are you sick of the snow too?
How do you deal with tough workouts indoors?