I Walk So I Can Run
Woke up this morning in need of a bit of caffeine.
Lately I have been hooked on vanilla almond milk and cinnamon in my coffee. It gets a little frothy and it’s such a good pick-me-up in the morning. However, I downed a big cup the other day before I had my interview and noticed my hands were jumpy when I went to go shake hands with the Director I interviewed with. Buzz Buzz Buzz–coffee never fails to get me a little jittery :)
I also had a sweet and tangy cup of Siggi’s, a greek-like yogurt called skyr, that I found on sale ($1.00!) in Target. The paper cup just looked cool and it’s only 100 calories, so I had to try it.
I loved the little hints of orange but the ginger was strong and a little overwhelming. I also picked up a vanilla flavor, so maybe that will be a little better.
WALKING SO I CAN RUN
Yesterday I set out for a jog around 12:00pm and whew was that a bad idea. With the sun high above me, I got just one mile in and realized my arms were beginning to burn and my mouth felt dehydrated. Note to self: running outside in the summer requires lots of pre-run water and mucho sunscreen!
Because of final exams and graduation craziness, I had not been running my usually 2-3 miles on the treadmill after I finished my first 5K in early May. I figured I could just pick up running when I got home for the summer. Well after running for only 5 minutes yesterday, I realized my stamina had decreased significantly. So here is the pyramid of intervals I ran/walked in order to keep me going:
- Slow jog warm up (5 min.)
- 1 min jog/1 min. power walk (10 min.)
- 15 sec. sprint/45 sec. walk (15 min)
- 1 min./ 1 min. power walk (10 min.)
- Slow jog (5 min.)
Running is a tough sport to keep up with, but it is something I actually enjoy once I can get the hang of it. I found this great article in Women’s Health about how to Run for Weight Loss and it gives you a running program to follow for beginner and intermediate runners. Right up my alley!
Well, I’m off to run my intervals for today :)