I got a PR and am so MAD! (and protein shake)

Wanna know why I am SO MAD!! I ran my 3.1 miles today in 41:28 and I didn’t get a picture to prove it!!!!

Rrraawwwwrrrr

41:28 is a 34 second “treadmill” PR. I was all excited about being in the forty one’s and I hit stop but couldn’t tell if it actually stopped, so I hit it again and it cleared the treadmill!!! ARRRGHHHH! I was so upset. BUT not enough to ruin my moment. This was a great run. It felt GREAT. I felt rested, strong, energized and excited to run. Nothing hurt while I was running and my breathing was spot on. One of those runs that you wish they could all be like.

This was my strategy:

mile 1
alternated running 2 min and walking 1:30

mile 2
alternated running 2:30 min and walking 1:30

mile 3
alternated running 3 min and walking 1:30

sprinted last .10 of a mile

Speeds
All runs were at 5.0 (12 mile pace) and walking at 3.5 with the exception of the last sprint which I did at 6.2

During mile 3 I ran a few times for 4 minutes b/c I just felt like I could run longer so I did. It felt GREAT.

One thing that I do think contributed….look who’s back…..

Shoes reebok

I was just not liking my new shoes. I think I might be kicked out of girl-dom b/c what girl says that??? I realized that I was dreading runs b/c I didn’t want to run in them. And then I woke up and realized that I don’t HAVE to run in them. I know, shocker right? I do have other shoes and can run in those. So I did. I DO think that I probably shouldn’t be running all the time in these shoes, so I’m going to take the Saucony’s back and see what I can find that is somewhere in the middle of lightweight and stability. With the amount of choices they have I am sure they will have something that feels right.

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Don’t be fooled, I look all sweet and happy, but inside I was wanting to kick that stupid treadmill for resetting on me. Doesn’t it know I have a blog to write and I need pictures. Sheesh!!

Yesterday I made the yummiest protein shake. I have found that if I have one of these in the morning I stay full for a looooooong time. And the best part is I can drink it on my loooooooong commute so it saves me time. Why I have never thought of this before beats me, but its one (of the many) reason that I enjoy reading healthy living/running blogs b/c I find awesome ideas like this!

Protein shake smoothie

I get a little crazy with them. I just want to add everything. So I do.

In this one went:

1/2 cup 2% milk
1/2 cup 0% non-fat plain Chobani
1 banana
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 spoonful of Adams peanut butter
1 easy spoonful of chia seeds
as much ice as I want for volume and chill

Then I top with whatever berries we have at the time. Right now we have awesome raspberries and blueberries

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One day I will have awesome lighting in my house and my pics will win prizes. Until then, you get this. Sigh.

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Yogurtland fail, golf win and GUACAMOLE

Weeeelllll the five miles on Friday didn’t happen. Just plain ran out of time.  BUT this happened which isn’t so bad.

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Yes, that would be seventeen whole seconds less than my last run (for 5k distance). SOOO close to getting under 42 I can almost smell it. And then 40 isn’t far behind. Never thought I’d be so excited to get to 40. BOOM! Play on words, hope it made sense.

This run (although good time-wise) hurt. My hamstrings were super duper deluxe tight from Wednesday’s Bikram session and my shins were hurting every single time I ran. My ankles were kind of hurting too. I haven’t really had this problem before and I am really wondering if it has something to do with the new shoes. I’m really unsure what to do. Does it just take a while to break them in or since I don’t really feel great when I run do I just know automatically that they are wrong? What to do, what to do….#firstworldproblems

After I ran I picked up the Tobesters from the groomer.

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The rest of the weekend included some of this:

Saturday

Baby Shower

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A beautiful afternoon by the lake

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Some spa time (more on that later)

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Look what we found!!!

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I was ready to move to California b/c I thought that was the only state that this existed. Not sure how I didn’t realize there was one about 10 min from my work? Either way, I was SLIGHTLY (don’t hate me yogurtland-lovers) disappointed. They had lots of yummylicious flavors, but they had like ZERO nut options. Nuts are my #1 topping for yogurt, so I was pretty disappointed. They did have a little jar of peanuts so I added those even those are my least favorite of all the nuts. Red velvet and pistachio were underneath there. They were both top notch.

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Impromptu dinner that I threw together. Yes, the yogurt happened BEFORE dinner.

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Chicken and garlic sausage, green bell peppers, spaghetti sauce, pasta, stir and add a little motz to finish. Not to shabs.

Sunday:

Church and lunch and then….

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While it felt (read: chamois insert) a little awkward, no one seemed to care. SCORE. It was a double decker range. DOUBLE SCORE.

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Reason #841 why I love this guy.

To end out the weekend, all I wanted was to eat guacamole?? So I whipped up a batch of my famous guac. If you haven’t had it yet, I’m sorry. You haven’t lived yet. And now I share this awesomeness with you. It’s pretty complicated, so get out some pen and paper.

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Cinnamons famous Guacamole

  • However many avocado’s you want
  • Garlic Salt to taste
  • 1 or 2 cans of diced green chilies (Hatch is from New Mexico so its hands down the best) depending on how many avocados you use

In this bowl were four small avocados. I just cut them into relatively small pieces and then mash them with a fork by hand. Saves cleaning any sort of processor.  I always add the GS and the chilies according to taste so there are no exact measurements with this one. It’s plain and simple and always gets rave reviews at parties. Try it, you won’t be disappointed (like me sans nuts at Yogurtland)

What do you think I should do about my shoes?

Is there a Yogurtland by you? Do they have nuts there?

Do you like guac?