I Walk So I Can Run

May 25, 2012 at 10:26 am 2 comments

Woke up this morning in need of a bit of caffeine.

Nothing says good morning like a Christmas mug in the middle of summer :)

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.

orange and ginger?! YUM!

thick and creamy with chunks of ginger

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 :)

TGIF!

xoxo, Kath

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  • 1. recimplicity  |  May 25, 2012 at 10:32 am

    That yogurt loks really interesting, I am trying to decide how I feel about ginger and dairy together…
    I totally feel you on the heat! As much as I hate getting up early in the summer, there is no way I could run outside at noon. 7am is usually the best time-but I rarely make it out before 8 lol

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  • 2. Vicky Leung  |  May 25, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    I heard an interview with the person who owns that yogurt company but I haven’t been able to find it in my grocery store. I have a tendency to go out at the hottest time of day to run. I’m just not a morning person. I find on really hot days, you need to get out by 7AM. I tend to go out at night or run on the TM on really hot days.

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