Friday once again!
Does anyone else find that Friday workouts are always easier? I find that Monday is always the hardest and Friday is always the easiest. I just have a bit more kick to my step on a Friday.
Lately I have been incorporating some speed work into my runs. I haven’t done speed work since before my injury back in January 2009! Part of the reason why I think I got injured was because I was pushing myself way too hard doing 2 mile army fitness runs. I decided that I am going to work on my speed again- but do it in a safe way this time.
- Few mins. walking warm-up
- Mile 1: 6mph, incline 2%
- Mile 2: Intervals (1/4 mile at 7.0 mph, 1/4 mile at 7.5 mph, repeat) incline 2%
- Mile 3: Intervals (1/4 mile at 6.2 mph, 1/4 mile at 7.0 mph, repeat), incline 1%
- Mile 4: Repeat mile 2 intervals
- Mile 5: 7.2-7.8 mph, bringing incline down to 0%
- Walking cool-down
This run was tough but very satisfying! I did 13 poses for runners and some yoga afterwards. Felt so good to stretch! I find running makes the muscles sooooo tight. I often don’t realize how tight my muscles are until I stretch.
Tomorrow will be my 3rd rest day of the week. I have an exciting 10k on Sunday with a couple girlfriends so I need to rest up!
Feeling Feisty Loaded Mexican Oatmeal
This is a spin-off of the Loaded Lunchtime Oatmeal I made a while back. I was feeling like Mexican and this little creation was born!
- 1/2 cup regular oats
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/3 cup frozen veggies
- pinch sea salt
- Black pepper
- Touch of EVOO
- 1/2 scoop Manitoba Harvest Hemp Protein Powder (optional)
- 3 Minute Vegan Parmesan Cheese
- Tortilla chips, crumbled up
- Veggie burger, crumbled up
- Dried Parsley
Directions: Throw oats, water, milk, frozen veggies, and seasonings into a pot and stir. Bring to a boil and cook over medium to low for about 8-10 minutes. Pour into a bowl and add toppings. Enjoy your Mexican getaway without leaving the house!
Let’s get these oats dressed for lunch…
For anyone who is squeamish about trying savoury oats, my suggestion is to put your fears aside and dive in!
If you just think of the oats as another grain like rice or quinoa, you can really add anything you want to them.
I like to think of the grains in my meals as like a pair of long johns– on their own they are nothing to write home about, but once you add some layers everything comes together!
Satisfying in every way imaginable. I will be making this on a weekly basis for sure.
A burrito on a spoon:
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Ok back to work for this kiddo. I’m baking orders as well as glo bars for a fun charity donation today.
I will be streaming the USA hockey game on my laptop this afternoon. Going to be fun stuff!