My workout looked like this:
I spent minutes 5 to 23 alternating one minute with fast (for me) running with one minute of fast walking. I decided to keep my running pace at an 8.0 because a comfortable running pace for me on the treadmill is typically a 6.8. By increasing the speed and running faster than I usually would for a minute, I got my heart rate pumpin’, but didn’t feel like I was going to die because I had a substantial recovery period of one minute looming right after each one-minute run. (No chest tightness like Tuesday’s workout. Phew!)
You could easily adjust this interval workout to suit your personal level of fitness. Maybe you want to run at a 9.0 instead of an 8.0, or maybe you’re just getting into running and want to run at a 6.0. Either way, I think this simplified interval workout is a great way to bust boredom on the treadmill while also completing a good workout.
After my time on the treadmill I spent 20 minutes on the elliptical while I waited for Ryan to finish up his shoulder workout.
Then it was time for Sadie’s walk!
Check out her poor old leash!
Guess what color it is?
Well, it’s not entirely pink.
Here’s the design on a collar:
I think it looks happy, feminine and spunky. Just like Sadie! Well, she’s not exactly “feminine.” Ryan and I say she’s a little tomboy like I was.
After our walk it was time for breakfast.
In the mix:
- 1 c. 2% Chobani Greek yogurt
- Chia seeds
- Granny Smith apple, chopped (I ate what didn’t make it into the bowl)
- Homemade cranberry sauce
To make the cranberry sauce, I just followed the directions on the back of the bag:
- Bring 1 c. water + 1 c. sugar to a boil
- Add 1 bag cranberries and let simmer until sauce thickens
It’s really easy and tastes delicious! I usually reduce the amount of sugar because I like a more tart-tasting cranberry sauce.
Since I now have some good fuel in my belly, it’s time to work! See ya for lunch.