I think my chest exploded in the gym today. One of Ryan’s past treadmill workouts loosely inspired me to complete what I’ll call an “increasing interval 0.2 workout.”
From minutes 15 to 36, I alternated a minute of fast walking with a minute of running, increasing the running pace by 0.2 each time until I reached a 10.0 pace.
The workout was no joke. I honestly haven’t kicked my own butt like this in the gym in quite a while. A good butt-kicking was needed to rejuvenate my workouts a bit and I felt like a bit of a baller when I hopped off the treadmill looking like a hot mess.
After my time on the treadmill, I still had a bit of time to kill before Ryan was done with his workout, so I completed 10 minutes of super-light cardio on the elliptical while reading SELF magazine.
After the gym, Sadie got her usual morning walk before it was breakfast time. Since my hair basically looked brunette from all the sweat from my morning workout, I knew my body could use a cool and refreshing breakfast. I looked to my beloved Vitamix to blend me up somethin’ nutrient-dense and COLD.
- 1 1/2 c. almond milk
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 1 1/ tbsp. cocoa powder
- 1 c. frozen strawberries
- 1 tbsp. peanut butter
- 1 pinch xanthan gum (for thickening)
- 1 handful fresh spinach
A great combination!
And now it’s time for a giveaway! I’m pretty darn excited about this giveaway because there will be seven winners. Yahoo!
Ryan and I have a Brita water filter pitcher in our fridge, but it’s a big pain to fill it up and pour into water bottles (I’ve spilled a good 10,000 times), so I was very intrigued with the Groove since a built-in filter meant I could fill up my water bottle right from the sink.
One thing I didn’t realize when I first read about the Groove was that the bottle allows you to sip from it without tipping it up. The filter is almost like a straw, and not having to tip the water bottle back to drink made it fantastic for use during workouts, particularly my interval workouts on the treadmill.
Needless to say, the Groove has become my go-to water bottle for all of my workouts. Plus, the tip folds back and doesn’t leak, so it’s been great for carrying along with me for day-to-day use as well.
Let’s get you one of these babies, shall we?
CamelBak will be giving seven PBF readers their very own Groove! To enter this giveaway, simply comment on this post, telling me about your favorite way to enjoy water (with/without ice, sparkling, flavored, etc.).
For an extra entry in this giveaway, you may tweet some version of the following:
- Just entered @PBFingers giveaway to win the new Groove from @CamelBakProduct! I’m gonna be so hydrated! http://ow.ly/5bWgH
Be sure to comment back, telling me you tweeted to get your extra entry!
I will randomly select seven winners tomorrow afternoon. Good luck you water-drinkin’ machines!