Weekly Workouts, a Restaurant & a New Product

Hey there. I am SO happy its FRIDAY!

Since my throat was bothering me last week - my workouts suffered. But this week has been about getting back into the swing of things!


MON: 40 min - No More Trouble Zones (Jillian Michaels ), 50 mins - arc trainer

TUE: 5.3 mile Interval Treadmill Run

Remember the training program I was on? I got off course for awhile, but I am back now. I need to make sure I incorporate these interval runs each week.

I thought I would share this treadmill workout. (You should adjust the pace to what is most comfortable for you.)

  • 10 min warm-up, 6.0
  • 1200m, 6.5
  • 2 min Rest Interval, 6.0
  • 1000m, 6.5
  • 2 min RI, 6.0
  • 800m, 6.6
  • 2 min RI, 5.9
  • 600m, 6.5
  • 2 min RI, 6.0
  • 400m, 6.7
  • 2 min RI, 6.0
  • 200m, 6.5
  • 10 min cool down, 6.0

WED: Rowing, 5000m – 28 mins.

I plan to start incorporating a weekly rowing workout. Kevin and I are participating in our first adventure race on April 25th (EX2 Greenhorn Adventure Race), so I want to be prepared for the paddling portion of the race.

Rowing is extremely tough. My entire body felt fatigued. It also felt good to do something different.

THU: Body Pump Class – 1 hour

Has anyone taken this class? If you are like me – you don’t do as much lifting as you should. I am thinking that this class may be the answer for me.

It kept my heart rate up and we worked eight separate muscle groups. Each person has a bar and you choose the amount of weight you are lifting. I kept it pretty light since it was my first time, but saw a lot of people changing out the weights as they went. I plan to do this next time. More information about Body Pump can be found HERE.

FRI: REST DAY. My body hurts from Body Pump.

SAT: Mountain Bike – 1-2 hours.

Supposed to be a beautiful day, so I am excited to get back out there! Hopefully the trails aren’t too muddy.

SUN: Co-ed football game, Run Outside – 1 hour

Kevin and I have played football for the last year or so and it is a blast. It is supposed to reach the 70s this weekend in our area, so I am thinking a run will feel great.


Last night, after body pump, I was STARVING and it was 8pm, so Kevin and I decided to go out for dinner to this great neighborhood place – Birches.

Below is a picture of the bar area where we sat. There is a nice dining room area, but since we were in workout clothes, we felt more comfortable in the bar. (Borrowed the picture from their website.)

I forgot my camera, but we will be going back and I will be getting the SAME exact thing because it was absolutely delicious.

Baby Spinach Salad with a Honey Scallion Vinaigrette, Oven Roast Roma Tomatoes, Duroc Dry Cured Bacon, Sriracha Buttered Popcorn and Grilled Halloumi Cheese

Perfection. That is all I have to say about this salad.

Oven Roast Turkey Burger topped with a Cranberry Goat Cheese Spread and a Leek Confit, Cinnamon Sugar Dusted Sweet Potato Frites.

The waitress informed us that this was an outstanding choice. yes! It was served without a bun and instead, came served over a potato latke. Kevin and I split this and I savored every bite because it was the best burger I have ever had. No lie - and I am not even a burger person! It could have been the cranberry goat cheese on top. Oh and the sweet potato fries were baked, so they were not greasy at all.

New Product

I recently found these Vegetable Masala burgers in Trader Joes and wanted to share with you because they are one of my new obsessions. I have had one for lunch twice this week. The first time I served it with leftover Mediterranean Curry Couscous and green beans. Delish. The second time I had it over a green salad with zucchini and grape tomatoes with whole wheat naan on the side. Also delish.

Nutrition Facts for those interested. Question

What is your latest food obsession?


lesley March 6, 2009 at 11:12 AM  

I'm SO happy it's Friday, too!!!

I think my latest food obsession is red peppers. I never thought I liked them as much as I currently do and I seem to be putting them in EVERYTHING the past week or so, haha.

Enjoy your FRIDAY!! : )

VeggieGirl March 6, 2009 at 11:13 AM  

Fabulous workouts!!

**My food obsession = PB PUFFINS AND PURE BARS!! I eat them every single day.

lauren March 6, 2009 at 11:18 AM  

lesley/red peppers do make lots of things taste better. My boyfriends mom puts them in her stuffing at thanksgiving and it is incredible.

veggiegirl/PB puffins dont last more than a few days in our house. They need to start selling bigger boxes.

Caitlin March 6, 2009 at 11:24 AM  

It's not new, but my food obsession remains greek yogurt...honestly there is nothing better and more versatile.

I love classes like Body Pump. They are perfect when you can't motivate yourself to lift, and they make me work much harder than I do on my own.

Have a great weekend!

tfh March 6, 2009 at 11:47 AM  

I like those masala burgers, too, although I wish they were higher in protein. Your workouts look great-- I am inspired by your variety!

Balance, Joy and Delicias! March 6, 2009 at 11:57 AM  

great workout! I used to go to body pump class in Argentina, it's really a good workout! But now here in US we don't have in the gym!

Where do you go for mountain biking? I know you're in Baltimore and I live in college park, so just wondering.

my latest food obsession? soft wrap with chocolate PB

lauren March 6, 2009 at 1:06 PM  

caitlin/exactly - I work so much harder in classes.

tfh/me too - its like they need to add some beans in the burgers or soemthing.

balance/I know I emailed you, but wanted to put it out there for other locals. Patapsco state park is where we usually mountain bike - they have a ton of trails!

Anonymous March 6, 2009 at 2:03 PM  

Ah those TJs burgers are a STAPLE in my freezer - aren't they so.good.!

That restaurant looks cute!

MacDuff March 6, 2009 at 2:08 PM  

I'm becoming a turkey burger convert, so weird. But it's so funny - I've been rowing, too. I'm supposed to do it because it's good training for sailing (i.e. pulling), but it kills me. I even threw up after one particularly tough run. Sigh.

Anonymous March 6, 2009 at 3:19 PM  

LOVE those burgers too! It's like indian food in a burger, haa crazy! My new obsess is greek yogurt..i KNOW it's old news haha but it took me a while to get into it now i can never go back!

Julie March 6, 2009 at 3:21 PM  

hey girl just found your blog its so fun :) i'm an athlete who loves to eat too haha

aron March 6, 2009 at 4:32 PM  

great job on allll those workouts!

i just bought those at TJs but i dont think i ate any... i will have to! :)

I Run for Fun March 6, 2009 at 5:17 PM  

You've had a great workout week. I should try out the treadmill workout.

Oo...vegetable masala burgers sounds so good. So does your dinner at Birches!

Matt March 6, 2009 at 6:45 PM  

I'm obsessed with granola and puffins!

Melissa (NibblesAndWiggles) March 6, 2009 at 7:34 PM  

Body Pump is my favorite class! I don't go very much because of my current weights schedule... but it is so fun!

Erica March 6, 2009 at 8:55 PM  

YES! Great workouts! Body Pump is a FABULOUS class. It is produced by the same people that make Body Step and Body Attack (the two classes I teach)! Have a fun weekend :)

ChickPea March 6, 2009 at 11:09 PM  

Thanks for the workouts!

I have heard about those Masala Burgers forevah! I just wish they had a smidge more protein.

My latest food obsession: baked blue corn chips.

elise March 6, 2009 at 11:20 PM  

im in a RIDICULOUS rut with my dessert platters. i cant go a night without dried fruit and carob covered raisins...coconut date rolls, figs, dates. i have a problem!!!!

that and sabra hummus. but thats a life long thing.

Sarah (lovINmytummy) March 7, 2009 at 1:10 AM  

I'll have to look for those TJs burgers!

I have to have at least one serving of Sabra hummus EVERY DAY. That's not right.

Andrea March 7, 2009 at 9:44 AM  

I just started body Pump classes two weeks ago for the same reason. It is a great workout!
I love the Marsala Burgers from Trader Joes, they have such great flavor.

My current food obsession is finding the White Chocolate Macadamia nut cliff bars!

Shoshanah March 7, 2009 at 4:05 PM  

Those burgers do sound pretty much amazing. And witht the Cinnamon Sugar Dusted Sweet Potato Frites? Yum!

Tyler March 8, 2009 at 12:33 AM  

yum , those veggies burgers look good! my latest food obsession? i just discover vanilla chobani yogurt, and i love it!!!!!

Kat March 8, 2009 at 2:42 PM  

In your treadmill workout, is that in miles or kms per hour?

lauren March 8, 2009 at 9:00 PM  

kat/it is miles per hour - i should have been more clear! let me know if you try it!

Juliet March 8, 2009 at 10:43 PM  

The vegetable masala burger looks good! I am going to go to TJs just to get one. :) Latest food obsession? It is honestly these Cuties oranges. I eat about 4 a day! :)

Grace March 10, 2009 at 8:20 AM  

I love your new set up. Pretty nifty! My latest food obsession is the choclate malt!

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