I Survived My First Commute and Ladies Night

First things first on this [[kind of]] snowy Denver morning.


I survived my first commute via public transportation (the West Line) to work this morning :).  Granted, I got here 15 minutes early (I don’t know how to time the rides yet) AND I may have paid 4 dollars instead of 2.50 for my ticket (upps).  BUT most importantly I made it here all on my own without a car.  I don’t know why but this makes me feel like a city girl again.  I used to ride public transpo all the time in Chicago (hello El train), but not here in Denver.

Last Night

As you are all aware, last night was single ladies night in the Jara household.  So I did all the things I love to do solo:


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My run last night was actually very similar to this mornings run:

Workout of the Evening: 30 minute pyramid run for 3.26 miles

  • Started at 6.0 and went up every minute on the minute until 15.
  • Decreased by .1 every minute on the minute until 30 back down to 6.0

I somehow calculated it wrong so I ended up with an extra minute, so I walked it out to finish the 30 minutes.  I was nice and sweaty after this one :).

Then of course, I enjoyed my favorite solo meal of a Pacific Philly Salmon Roll from Whole Foods while watching bad MTV and wrapped up the night with a big cookie 🙂  Guilty pleasures, please don’t judge.

This Morning

I had to wake up a bit early being on Gusman duty and taking the light rail in, so I was up and at em in the gym before 6 AM.

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This morning I did a very similar run to last nights, except I pushed it to 4 miles.

Workout Of the Morning:  4 mile pyramid run + light weights

  • Start @ 6.0 and go up every minute on the minute until 2 miles.
  • Decrease every minute on the minute until back to 6.0 and finish at 4 miles

This was a challenging one for me this morning — I felt like I was up at tempo for a LONG time.  But either way, it was a good sweaty work out and I finished it.  That’s all that matters, right?

To put a little bow on the work out, I did 3 sets of 15 incline sit ups and 3 sets of 15 chest press with 20 lbs.   I had time and felt like I needed to do something . . .

And now I’m at work, a little early, but ready to go :).  Have a GREAT day everyone!

Question of the Morning:  How do you get to work/school? How long does it take you normally?