Today, I had a great cardio workout.  I don’t usually do the treadmill since I don’t care for inclines, and I need incline changes to get my heart rate up.  Today, I chose to run jog/walk on the treadmill.  The first few minutes, I was chatting with my friend Barbara.  Once she finished up her walk, I began 30-45 sec of slow jogging mixed with walking.  I think my walking parts were slower than they needed to be.  I’m considering the C25K to prepare for a 5K run in May at Fit Bloggin’ conference.  I’m a bit undecided, so I am testing the waters.  I’ve done long distance 1/2 marathon and full marathon events (almost all walking) before, but I’m really slow.  Somehow, I never really worked on running shorter distances like 5K.  So, the jury is still out.

Today, I ended up with 1.6 miles in 36 min which is a 22.30 minute per mile pace.  (that included my slow chatting time as well).  Then, I hopped on an elliptical for 24 minutes to round out a full hour of cardio.  I’m curious how my bad knee will feel in the morning.  I’m hoping that I don’t even remember to check on it.

For those of you who don’t know, I’m a crazy coupon/deal shopper.  Well, I’m not too crazy when compared to many of my coupon friends, but to the average shopper, I am crazy.  This week, I found a crazy cereal deal.  It involves my husband’s favorite cereal (which we recently ran out of – OOPS) and lots of milk.  I spent a bit of time this evening researching some recipes that will use up a TON of milk quickly.  I’m not sure how many gallons will fit in our fridge, but our fridge is full and I’ll probably want to pick up 3-4 more gallons before the sale ends on Wednesday.  I’m hoping to have some great ideas and experiments to share with you soon.

Next up: spinning class in the AM with Caroline (scheduled sub for Beth who is in Costa Rica enjoying spring break)

 Posted by at 10:15 PM
Mar 272011
1/2c oatmeal made w/3/4c fresh yogurt, 1c blueberries, 1/2pk Equal, 1T peanut butter=10
Morning Snack
Luna protein chocolate bar=5
Salad w/blue cheese, Italian dressing, wheat berries, red pepper and lettuce=4
Afternoon Snack
2 dates, 1T peanut butter=3
1c milk=2
Bar-b-fu (tofu sandwich on roll w/ bbq beer sauce)=11
Late Snack
1t peanut butter=1
 Posted by at 8:58 PM