Fitness Friday!!

Friday Workout: 5 mile run on treadmill

I started and finished this run with a 1/2 mile walk, so I ended up walking 1 full mile and running 4. I think I ran the 4 miles in about 37 minutes (9:15 ish pace)

My secret to making a treadmill run go by faster is changing the speed!! I tried to change my pace every .25 miles and this works so well for me. Most of my miles were a mix 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, and 6.6 mph. I peaked at 6.7 mph at the end before cooling down.

I know many of you probably hate the treadmill but I was more than happy to get on it this morning when it was already 90 degrees at 8:00 AM! It was over a 100 degrees here today :(

Last night, Colby and I drove his Mom to Harrisburg for a meeting and we went out to dinner at a restaurant called “Spice”.  My friend Matt introduced this restaurant to me :)

Yum! I had chicken and tortellini salad with a side of sweet potato fries and Colby had a pesto shrimp pasta dish!

Always happy to pose with his food for me :)

I was really happy to get my TOMS shoes in the mail today! My Mom had ordered these for me last Christmas and they were a 1/2 size too small so I had to send them back. They are really soft inside and seem like they will be comfortable!

For dinner tonight, I had ground turkey in the fridge I needed to use. The electric went out around 5:00 after a crazy thunderstorm and didn’t come back on until almost 7:00. I had to wait to make dinner (and post this!) so I played on my iPhone and found a recipe for turkey/black bean burgers.

Paula Deen’s Turkey Black Bean Burgers with Corny Salsa

My version of the burger. This recipe is super easy, especially when you skip the salsa like I did and just throw the ingredients into a bowl without measuring!

Colby and I are a little bummed out for our weekend right now. We had plans to go to a soccer game in Philly tomorrow night with a friend, but it didn’t work out last minute. So we thought maybe we would go to the beach for a day and just stay one night. All the hotels are booked in MD and DE and have 2 night minimum.  This is one of my last free weekends of the summer because I teach marching band camp for the first two full weeks of August and have other things going on…

I’m thinking of persuading him to use my guest pass for Gold’s and go to BodyPump with me at 8:30 am tomorrow…. think he will go for it?? It’s in air conditioning… isn’t that reason enough to go??

What was your Friday workout????

Posted on July 22, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Those shoes are adorable! I’ve been wanting toms because I hear they are so comfortable…but they just aren’t my style…however yours are super cute!

  2. My workout today was the treadmill (which you know I LOVE!!) this afternoon {in the time you did the 5 miles, I walked 2, lol, but that’s total improvement for my leg–it felt really great!}, then I did dropsets with my 25lb, 15lb and 12lb weights, crunches on my stability ball and then planks this evening. That food looks amazinggggg and the shoes are adorable! :-)

  3. My workout was on the treadmill today as well. It’s too hot out there and the treadmill is a bit of a saving grace. I always change the speed too, makes the time go faster. I heart Toms and yours are so cute!

  4. Now THOSE are Toms I could get on board with! I just can’t stand the flat ones!

  5. LOVE fitness friday! So cute! I did an indoor plyo workout because it was too hot out there!!!!!! Up early today to finally run again :)

  6. LOVE those shoes!!! My Friday run was stinkin hot. And today’s run too. Ugh, this heat needs to go away. I’m almost wishing it was September because I can’t take it anymore!

  7. It was so hot and I just didn’t get out there early enough! I made sure I got out there Saturday morning and I ran 3 miles. Luv your shoes..I would be so tall if I wore them! :)

  8. Love the shoes and the burgers look very yummy!

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