Speed as in fast running… not drugs!
This morning I kicked up my standard five-mile run a bit with negative splits!
I set out to run all five miles under nine minutes and committed to running each mile a bit faster than the previous one.
In the end I finished my run in 43:37. Not too shabby for me!
I am beginning to think incorporating some speed work into my running might make running more fun for me and offer me a new challenge. Even though I’ve never been one to care about my time during races, I do enjoy beating previous race times and noticing improvement in my speed is very motivating.
We’ll see how Saturday’s half marathon goes, but I’m already itching to sign up for more races which is definitely a new feeling for me. I typically do a race every now and then and rarely book a bunch of races in a row.
But then again I’m also itching to stop all this running business and concentrate on more circuit workouts, yoga and strength training. Perhaps I need to rework my exercise regimen so make room for everything?
After my run, I was ready for a cold breakfast!
Last night I combined the following:
- 2/3 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/4 cup soy milk
- 3/4 cup Chobani 2 percent Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon honey
I added another splash of soy milk to the oats this morning because everything was almost too thick this morning.
I loved the creaminess that the 2 percent Greek yogurt added to this mix!
Last week I received two of the new 32-ounce containers of Greek yogurt from Chobani and was pumped to see that they’re now selling their yogurt in even bigger containers! Anytime I can buy my favorite foods in larger containers to save on cost and packaging, I’m all about it. As someone who eats an inordinate amount of Greek yogurt regularly, the 32-ounce containers are right up my alley.
Now I’m off to the garage to drop my car off to get it fixed. Ryan is meeting me there and we’ll be a one car family for the next few days until I have my car back!