To do list:
layout schedule for weekend of hibernating to work on thesis
- put away laundry (from 4 days ago….)
- clean up desk
RWRunStreak Day 33 (Day 5) — 1.10 miles @ 13 minutes
Stationary bike — 7.50 miles @ 31 minutes
Stair climber — 0.40 miles @ 8 minutes
Breakfast — oatmeal
Lunch — peanut butter and banana sandwich with milk
Dinner — ground turkey meatballs, corn, sliced yam with spices
Snacks — cucumber, tomatoes, carrots, grapes, Publix yogurt, potato chips
Well running didn’t exactly clear my head, but I pushed at the treadmill today and got positive results so at least that is something. Also helped that I finally remembered to put some awesome music on there because I’ve been listening to the same stuff for entirely way too long (Panic at the Disco, Blink182, and Fall Out Boy? Yes please! Up beat and fast tunes).
As I was on the stationary bike a guy went up to the treadmill and started cranking out 8 minute miles. He did a 5K in 25 minutes! I was impressed, and I made sure to tell him so after he finished — he was all smiles because it was a PB for him, even if it wasn’t an official race. I told him that one day I dream of completing a 5K on our treadmills within the allotted time on cardio (30 minutes). And you know what, I know if I put my mind to it one day I will. He told me to keep up the great work because he’d been noticing how I’m starting to pull a 12 minute/mile pace more frequently than my 13 minute/mile paces earlier this month.
One small tidbit that I am impressed/a bit down on — my moment of weakness came today in the form of a bowl of potato chips. I’m stressed, there are things going on that I can’t publicly share, and I dipped for potato chips. But I am impressed because I measured out the serving and made sure to stick with it! Also for the fact that I didn’t really focus on how “crappy I ate” by eating one serving of potato chips. Win? I think so!