Oct 292014
 

Hi friends! Hope your week is going well.

Yesterday morning, I met up with Anne for our weekly track workout! Once again, it was totally dark when we arrived at 6:00 am. Lame! Hopefully our runs will be a little lighter after daylight savings time next week.

Here’s a breakdown of yesterday’s workout:

  • 3/4 mile jog to warm up
  • 1 mile of sprint the straights, jog the curves
  • Two 400s (sprinting the whole lap)
  • 1 mile of sprint the straights, jog the curves
  • 1/2 mile jog to cool down

Once we were done, we had covered 4 speedy miles of track. :)

I’m really liking this speed work, and it’s so nice to mix things up from my normal runs. Our overall pace yesterday was about 8:24, which also included our warm up and cool down laps. One of our miles during the speed work was 8:03! Nice! We are definitely getting faster. :)

As we ran, the sun slowly started to make an appearance in the sky.

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By the time we were done running, we walked around the track one more time to cool down, and were treated to a gorgeous sunrise!

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So pretty!

Then we did a little stretching/chatting, and headed our separate ways to continue the day.

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I honestly can’t think of a better way to jump start my Wednesday!

Apparently Anne and I were feeling a little chattier than usual during our stretch time, because I didn’t wind up leaving the track until 7:15. Whoops! This meant I was running pretty late while getting ready for work, so I decided to grab breakfast to go instead of eating at home like I usually do.

I wound up grabbing a blueberry Dannon Light and Fit Greek yogurt, which I like because they are filling (12g of protein!) and not too loaded with sugar (7g, compared to Chobani which has 15g).

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I also packed along a banana and some Quaker Oatmeal Squares, which gave me a filling and delicious breakfast. Plus some black tea on the side, in my favorite Kate Spade mug.

Oh, and I promise there is actually some yogurt under there ;)

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There it is! Haha!

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Yum. This was a great grab-and-go breakfast!

Life Updates

Before I sign off for the day, I just wanted to give you guys a heads up that I will be away from the blog next week because I’ll be in Boston for a work conference. Luckily I’ve pre-written a couple of posts for you guys, and have a fun guest post coming your way that I think you’ll really enjoy. I’ll also try to pop in if I can, but I’m not making any promises because my schedule in Boston is going to be crazy. We’re talking 6:30 am meetings and dinner events ending at midnight. Yikes.

The good news is that the conference is health and wellness focused, so I’ll be picking up lots of great information to share with you all when I get back! While I won’t have too much free time in Boston to look around, I will have a little time on Friday afternoon so if you have any must-do recommendations for me, I’d love to hear them!

Questions of the day: What’s your favorite grab & go breakfast? What should I see in Boston?

 Posted by on October 29, 2014
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 Posted by on October 29, 2014
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