A 40 Work Out and Time Versus Miles

I had a great, very 40 based work out tonight in the old apartment gym.

Workout Of The Day: 40-40-40-40

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40 minutes on the treadmill for 4.53 miles

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  • 40 incline sit ups
  • 40 reps of chest press
  • 40 squats

I left the gym feeling like I had a great workout, but energized instead of overworked.  Loved it.

Timed Runs Versus Miles

I don’t know if you all have noticed but I’ve been trying to switch up my otherwise very boring running routine lately.  Instead of having a mile goal I’ve been working on a TIME goal for my runs.  This has included:

  • Pyramid runs
  • Progressive runs
  • Speed runs
  • Easy runs

You can really do it with any type of run (duhhhh).  I’ve found that this forces me to work on one-step-at-a-time versus just busting out whatever needs to be done to hit that X.X mileage.   While it gives me random numbers for keeping track of distance (which kind of kills this number girl inside), in a weird way it makes me push myself just that LITTLE extra bit.  And with my focus switching back to training soon after I return from the honeymoon — this is a good thing!

What do you guys think?  Mile goal or timed goal?  Do you think one is harder/easier?


Where Does The Time Go?

Happy Monday Morning everyone 🙂

Just like that — I’m back about ready to start another work week.  Thankfully, less than two weeks now and Zach and I will be in blissful relaxation mode in Austria :).  Hello honeymoon!

Last Night

I made it back to Denver right after noon Sunday and was able to make it to our friends for a game watch in the middle of the first quarter.  Go Bronco’s!   The game watch was a small group of friends with a whole lot of food.  Definitely just my style.

Thanks to our crazy schedules, Zach and I were proud just to make it trough the Bronco’s game.  Within a few minutes of the game ending, we were on our way home to spend the rest of the evening laying down on the couch.

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My wonderful husband spent a good chunk of his weekend deep cleaning the apartment so that I would come home to a relaxing space to me when I got home after the crazy week.  I don’t know about you all — but I do NOT do well with clutter.  Especially after traveling.  My instinct is clean clean clean before I actually sit down and take a deep breath.

Because we ate so much during our game watch, last night was one of those days that I had to force myself to eat dinner (hardly ever happens).  I knew I needed something fresh and healthy.  On the menu:  kale salad

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The salad included:

  • massaged kale (lemon and oil)
  • frozen blueberries (don’t judge it was actually my favorite part)
  • banana peppers
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Sunflower seeds for crunch



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The flavors all worked really well together.  It was very different, but I would do it again no question.

We ended the evening switching back and forth between Bridesmaids and Twister . . . because we wanted to prove just how cool we really are, you know.

Question of the Morning:  Do you unpack right away when you get home?  Do you struggle with clutter?