I have to say, this weather has been really cold! It has not been above freezing for a couple weeks now, I think. 😯 No precip, so the air has been very dry. It’s so hard to get out to go to the gym and get in a cold car (but better than biking in this cold 😀 ).
I had a Luna bar as a preworkout snack while waiting for the car to warm up a little. It actually was slow to start. Guess 0 degrees will do that….
Hit the treadmill for what was supposed to be 5 miles, but I was feeling good, so did another 1/2 mile extra! I used pace music and averaged 5.8 mph. I did a almost 3 miles at 5.5, then 1.5 miles at 6.0 and 1/2 a mile at 6.8 mph. It’s funny how running a 10-minute mile seems much harder on the treadmill than running outside. I can do a 5K in 29:30, which is less than a 10 minute mile. Go figure.
So hungry when I got home and really chilled from being sweaty in the cold. Made a fabulous bowl of steel cut oats:
Cooked with banana and topped with almond butter and blackberry jam. I about snorted this bowl down. I don’t know which was more awesome today, the breakfast or the shower after breakfast!
While I was hard at work today, John was busy in the kitchen. He was making some of his fabulous fudge! He pretty much uses the recipe on the marshmallow fluff jar, although he added coffee powder to it and topped half with pecans.
This is still uncut, so I don’t have to worry about snacking on it. It’s funny how if a bag is not opened, or something is in it’s ‘whole’ state, I have no problem not eating it. The minute it is breached, however, all bets are off!
I’m feeling pretty good about this last stretch into Christmas. If I can just keep it up for a couple more days 😀
Finished up work early today (go me!!) and felt like another BBQ chicken salad for dinner. I was craving the salty feta and BBQ sauce. When I run longer distances (for me) I crave salty stuff. I am not only a profuse sweater, but a salty sweater. I think my body is trying to tell me something about electrolyte balance.
Ornament of the day:
Another horn! This one is pewter, I think.
Have to clean tonight and get the house ready for company on Christmas! Also need to resist the siren song of the nutmeg logs
Look for a post tomorrow about the origin of the name of my blog!
Question: For those that run, do you find it really different on a treadmill versus outside?