Please Don’t Be Disappointed In Me

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But I ended up going against the afternoon’s votes and hitting the treadmill this afternoon.

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The 91 degrees at 5 PM were enough to know that I wouldn’t hit the mileage I was hoping for, at least not safely or happily.  So — I got over it myself, sucked it up, and hit the treadmill.

Workout of the Day:  Treadmill 10K

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  • First 5k right under 30 minutes, steady 6.1-6.5 run
  • Second 5k in 27:40, with one mile at 7.1 on the tread, the rest varying speeds based on my boredom

Honestly — this was one of the easiest runs I’ve had all season. . . minus some tummy problems between the 5k’s.  Seriously, that’s two runs in a row. . . what’s up with that?  I’ve never had an issue with it before . . . any ideas?

Dinner

Zach also went on a long bike ride this afternoon — so needless to say we were hungry kiddos.

On the menu tonight:  Carne Tacos

Yup — we ate mexican last night, but both stayed away from tacos so we could enjoy them tonight.  Zach even had left over mexican for lunch today — it never gets old in this household.

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Grilled Green Peppers

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Grilled corn tortillas

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And of course, delicious carne arsada

And my only addition to the table tonight:  A simple homemade pico

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Homemade Pico

Serves 4

  • 3/4 can of Rotell Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies
  • 1/8 yellow onion raw
  • 1 clove of garlic raw
  • 1 leaf of kale diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of parmesan cheese

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It was a delicious and fresh topper to some great tacos

All together now!

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Homemade tacos!

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Cheers!

Question of the Night:  Do you consider treadmill runs “cheating?”

I try and push the speed or intervals to make it feel like I’m NOT cheating to be completely honest. . .

20 thoughts on “Please Don’t Be Disappointed In Me

  1. Treadmill running is definitely NOT cheating! Especially if you keep your pace and use the incline. I trained solely on treadmill for one of my half marathons. I now prefer an outside run and rarely use the treadmill – but every now and then it’s nice to run while watching a great movie 🙂

  2. I don’t see it as cheating, one because I find the treadmill more mentally difficult then running outside, and the other because when I run outside I run so many hills, or have to battle the awful humidity, so some days I feel that I need to hit the treadmill in order to get what I need for the day without over doing it, which might put me behind on my next run. Or for example Saturday I got off work and it was too dark to run, so I had to do the treadmill, it was my only option. So I did 6 miles while watching The Bourne Identity (love me some Matt Damon!)

  3. So not cheating. I’ve trained for my fastest races primarily on treadmills. I like them unlike most people. Lol. I like being close to water and watching tv. Whateverrrr. 🙂 I could eat Mexican every day!

  4. No, not at all. I typically run on a treadmill. Living in the Northwest the only other option during the fall/winter/spring is to be completely soaked most of the time when running outside. I know there’s a large group of people who don’t mind this, but I get SO cold so easily that it’s actually counter productive. It’s also incredibly hilly where I live, so if I combine that with the cold and rain it just does my head in. I think if I had a running group it would make it better and I’d run outside more often.

  5. Yum! Dinner looks tasty!

    As far as the dreadmill… er, I mean the treadmill goes, I don’t think it’s cheating at all. If anything, it’s more of a mental challenge than running outside could ever be. I’m also in Florida and running for any distance in the summer is not only miserable, but dangerous.

    Regardless of how you chose to do it, nice job getting the run in!

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