I’ll run in the dark. And I’ll run in the cold. But I won’t run in the dark AND cold.
What to do to get in a mid-week 5AM run?
Did you know there’s a machine specifically for indoor running? It’s called a treadmill. And I’ve always hated it!
Well, actually, that’s not really true. It just hasn’t ever made sense for me to run on one. If I want to run, I go outside; if I need an indoor workout, I take a day off of running. But now that my schedule has changed, it opened a new door!
I actually think running on a treadmill is very different from running outside. It’s like I push off with my feet differently? I don’t lean slightly forward and focus on making my body run fast. Instead, the belt moves fast and I just quicken my leg turnover. Does that make sense? Defying gravity! I also think you must add a slight incline to get a real-run feel, so I put it on 0.5 minimum and alternate with 1.0 and sometimes 2.0/3.0.
So today I put on headphones and a good playlist of fun music (Defying Gravity and DJ Earworm!) and got to work.
Warmup: Half a mile at 6.6
Intervals: 30 minutes between 0.5 incline at 8:00 min mile pace and 1.0 at 9 min mile pace each for 2 minutes.
Finale: 1 mile at 8:30 pace
Cooldown: Walked quarter of a mile and then stretched
It was an awesome workout! My heart-rate was pumping and I was red in the face from all the speed. Fun!
I came home and made a bear of a breakfast: Kodiak Cakes!
I wanted a bigger portion so I used half a cup of the mix today, which I have deemed to be 1.5 times the portion on the box. I broke out the food scale for more experiments. I think I reported (and some of you emailed me) that 40 grams was 1/4 a cup for me. Well I have determined that 40 grams is 1/3 a cup if you fluff the mix first. I normally scoop flours out pretty tightly so that’s why I was getting 1/4 = 40 grams. So I think 1/3 a cup fluffed is indeed one portion size. Just FYI to those of you who asked!
LOVE licking the batter out!! I love pancake batter 🙂
Half a cup was too much pancake!!!! I kind of ruined it by keeping the heat too low and making it too big
The flip wasn’t pretty. Next time I’ll either go back to 1/3 a cup or do 2 pancakes.
I used my scale for this too because I wanted the proportion of PB2 to liquid to be exact. I used 12 grams of PB2 (1 portion) to just UNDER 2 tbsp of vanilla soy milk. It whipped up quite nicely!! PB2 tastes to me like Resees – kind of that artificial PB taste, but still good! I really like it as a sauce but I’ll stick to real PB for most of my eating.
I topped the cake with mashed banana, PB2 sauce, flax and a few pecans
Yummy!! It was filling but I’ve had to type this post while I ate and didn’t get to enjoy it 100% 🙁
It looks like Tusker the Kenyan Elephant fell into my coffee!!!
My candle blew out! I bet Tusker did it.
Off to an elementary school to watch a presentation on LOVING your body and then spending the afternoon at WIC. Hoping to learn a lot!
Also hoping to grab a lunch somewhere fun in-between!!!