What’s Inside My Fridge: Part 3


Hey there!

Another late morning post….man it is a good thing I don’t have too many days off or all my posts would be out of wack!

I have been running around like a mad woman today getting stuff done.

I was debating for the longest time whether I would take an off day or a run day. I knew I was due for a tempo run after looking at my Run schedule, but I also was feeling sore from the 30-Day Shred workout I did yesterday. I played it by ear all morning and finally decided that I felt fine enough to ‘try’ out a tempo run.

I said to myself, “If I am not feeling it, then I can stop and call it a day” [Whenever I say this to myself I almost always end up finishing the workout!]

I admit, my legs were tired. Tired. Tired. T-i-r-e-d. It probably should have been a rest day as my shins were sore from that mean, old Jillian Michaels.

What I did was I stopped every 1/2 mile to 1 mile for a quick 10 second break. This was enough to get me through the 4-mile tempo run!

The workout:

  • 0.10 mile walking warm-up, 4.0 mph, incline 3%
  • 4 mile tempo run [1 mile 6.0 mph; 2 miles 7.0 mph; 1 mile 6.0 mph; all at incline 3%]
  • 0.17 mile walking cool down, 4.0 mph, incline 3%
  • Total duration: 41:22
  • Max Heart Rate: 170 bpm (87% of max)
  • Avg Heart rate: 154 bpm (79% of max)
  • Feel the burn: 350 kcals

What other body parts are sore after my 30-Day Shred workout?

  • Glutes (!!!) owwww…lots of squatting
  • Biceps
  • Shoulders
  • Shins

This workout is going to kick my butt! I can’t wait to do it again.


Now for the next installment in my ‘What’s Inside my Fridge’ Posts:

You can find the Homemade Larabar Recipe here

See you ths afternoon for an awesome VIDEO FAQ post on how I lost the weight.

When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life.
~Greg Anderson


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1 girlrunningaround January 7, 2009

Great run! I’m trying Jillian’s Level 2 tonight, so I’ll probably just as sore tomorrow.

Another great quote!


2 Melissa January 7, 2009

Good run! It’s great to know that you got your money’s worth on the dvd.

I am sorry if I missed this, but did you ever discuss the title of the blog? Also what type of jeans did you wear in the video if you don’t mind me asking :)

Have a great day off!


3 Andrea [bella eats] January 7, 2009

I’m loving catching up on your blog! I’ll have to watch the videos later when I’m not at work…shhhh. :) At this point my only running goal for 2009 is to finish the Charlottesville 10-miler on April 5th and to re-evaluate my goals after that. I know that your running page will be very inspiring, I love the idea of setting a mileage goal for the entire year. I’m going to have to think long and hard about that one… Happy Wednesday!


4 The Running Yogini January 7, 2009

Good job making it a running day even though you weren’t feeling it! Tempos are always the hardest for me, but I love my intervals and LSDs :)


5 VeggieGirl January 7, 2009

Hooray for running and for more great fridge finds!! :-D


6 crewser January 7, 2009

congrats! i’ve done the jillian michael’s workouts and they are tough. they offer them for free through my cable company which is perfect for working out at home :)

thanks for the tour of your fridge/pantry. just curious, do you find your grocery bills are much higher buying organic/specaiity products? we have some great health food stores but they are so much more expensive.


7 dailygoods January 7, 2009

I loveee the Jillian Michaels dvd! I can never believe how sore i am from just a 20 minute workout! You might also like Jackie Warner’s workout dvd, its awesome too. There are 3 20 minute sections, upper body, lower body, and core. It’s a killer too!


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