The great thing about being part of the blog world is that I get inspired by so many of my fellow bloggers. Today my workout was so awesome and I owe it all to you guys. I need to change things up now and then because I get into such a run, run, run rut. I love the workout that I get from running. There is nothing worse than doing a different form of cardio (Elliptical, Stepmil, Stairclimber, Arc Trainer) and at the end feeling like it really wasn’t worth it. I never get that feeling after a run. A bunch of you out there have been doing speed training workouts which sounded like something I would enjoy. I have done intervals in the past but never on a regular basis. Miss Caitlin in particular really got me thinking about adding some speed work to my routine. My 4 mile run today consisted of 60 or 90 sec. sprints at the speed of 8.0 to 9.0 followed by a 90 to 120 sec. recovery at the speed of 6.8 to 7.2. I was a sweaty mess by the end but boy did I feel amazing.
Now onto the eats. Yesterday I purchased a carton of Low Sodium Butternut Squash soup at TJ’s. I have never had this before but have seen it around the blog circuit bunches of times. I topped my bowl with 1/4 cup Greek yogurt and cinnamon. The soup was much sweeter than I expected – when I think soup I tend to imagine salty. It was not overly sweet and I thought the flavor was good. I think I need more of a chunky soup to feel satisfied. I felt like I could put this in a big old mug, heat it up and drink it. I think I will add some veggies to it to finish off the carton.
I also had 2 pieces of Ezekiel Cinnamon Raisin toast. One slice topped with Swiss cheese and the other a tbsp of PB and cranberry apple butter.
D and I had to run some errands this afternoon. I had a book that was due back at the library yesterday – oops! My tummy is staring to growl so I need to go hunt down a snack. See you tonight.