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)