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Running, Trader Joe's and Stocks & Blondes

Interval Running
Yesterday I opted to sleep in (7:15 am) rather than get up for a morning run. After being in class, sitting all day, running afterward is really really welcome. So, I save the workout for post-class. I hopped on the treadmill and did 2 miles at an easy cruising pace (for me), a 9:05 minute mile (mm). I then proceeded to intervals:
1 x 4 mins at 8:27 mm, 4 mins at 9:05 mm
1 x 3 mins at 8:27 mm, 1 mins at 9:05 mm
2 x 2 mins at 8:27 mm, 2 mins at 9:05 mm
4 x 1 min at 8:06 mm, 1 min at 9:31 mm

This put me a little over 5 miles and it actually flew by rather quickly. Love it how intervals can do that for you.

Trader Joe's and Stocks & Blondes
I got cleaned up quickly and we made a trek over to Trader Joe's so I could get a few things for lunch for the rest of the week. I am really quite tired of ordering out, and am enjoying just making sandwiches or salads in the room and relaxing for a bit before heading back to class.

After the Trader Joe's trip, we met one of my coworkers at a dive of a place nearby called Stocks and Blondes (I could only find this link with menus or a facebook page). This was definitely more our speed to be honest, low-key, inexpensive, jukebox (or the new age of jukebox) music. So, the food wasn't just off the charts spectacular, but it was still good and not over-priced.


 
I got the grilled veggie wrap with steamed veggies on the side. It was really dark in there so the flash really washes it out. I added in some tofu from Trader Joe's for protein.

It was really fun to just chill out and talk with my coworker. It's funny that 3 of us came together, but we really don't see much of each other after class.

So, Tuesday was a much better day for me. I felt back on track somehow. Maybe it was the run. Maybe it was a more (semi) normal evening that included a grocery store trip. I mean, that's what one normally does right? I wish I could say I normally hit up Trader Joe's. Must work on getting one in Arkansas.

Wednesday
This morning I almost didn't get up for a workout. I reset my alarm, but ended up getting up early enough for a 2-mile run. Nothing earth-shattering, but a nice way to get the day started at least.

I plan on eating lunch in the room again (got myself some more TJ's baked tofu) then a short workout after class. I just want to do about 15 minutes on the elliptical (maybe less) and some resistance work with their cable/pully machine.

Then, I'll be off for a blogger meet up! I'll be meeting Sarah from The Ordinary Vegetarian at Karyn's Cooked for dinner. This is a doubly good evening to look forward to if you ask me. Meeting Sarah AND eating at Karyn's again. A total Win Win situation!

I'll be sure to do a full recap tomorrow. Happy Hump Day!

Daily To-Enjoy List
  • Sleeping in a little more than normal
  • Blogger meet up
  • Karyn's Cooked for dinner (aka awesome vegan dinner)

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