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.
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?