Something Old, Something New

15 Apr

Something Old (or just familiar)

Tonight’s training called for a 1.5 mile run. Because I don’t have a Garmin or a marked trail for half miles, I headed to the Y to hit the treadmill for this run like I did on Monday. It wasn’t quite as difficult, and I didn’t catch myself wanting to walk as much as I did on Monday. After a half mile, my legs felt like concrete bricks. But I kept going. I even wore my NYC Half Marathon shirt for extra motivation today. 🙂 But I forgot to take a picture. Whoops!

I finished 1.5 miles in 16:10, a 10:46 pace. No walking! Just a little slower than I was on Monday.

But I accidentally left my headphones at home, so I had to run music-less today, and it actually didn’t even phase me.

I’ve just run 3 consecutive days. They haven’t been long distances, but considering I’ve always taken a rest day in between runs, I think I’ve done really well this week. I’m proud 🙂

I plan on doing another 5K this Sunday!

Something New

I’ve been trying to think of some after-dinner snacks other than ice cream that would satisfy my sweet tooth, and I’ve also been craving the Oikos Greek yogurt since seeing it on Meghann’s blog. So I combined the two and ended up FINALLY finding the yogurt and made it my dessert this evening! I’ve been searching store after store for this yogurt. I didn’t know it was such a rarity around here.

I tried the Chocolate flavor, and it was delicious and just the right sweetness!

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Surprise! Chocolate hidden underneath.

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YUMMY!!!

Tomorrow’s Friday! Do you have any interesting weekend plans? I’ll be running the 5K on Sunday, but Saturday will be full of packing for my big move!

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4 Responses to “Something Old, Something New”

  1. Caren April 15, 2010 at 9:42 pm #

    Sounds like you’re doing fantastic with the running progress. I find that my legs always feel like concrete until at least after the first mile.

    I tried that chocolate yogurt and really didn’t care for it and I SO wanted to. Do you have Trader Joe’s near you? They have a fantastic “European” yogurt in either Mocha or Chocolate flavor that I simply cannot get enough of. Also, I love me some VitaTops… have you tried them? YUM!

  2. Jules April 16, 2010 at 8:38 am #

    I am addicted to ice cream at night! I find that when I am counting my calories, or at least limiting them and losing weight, that I eat a small ice cream every night. I have like 10 different boxes of 50-160 calorie ice cream bars/cones in my freezer. Im a nut! Also, at walmart they have a small box (6 pack) of chocolate covered raisenets. I really like them. THey are 150 calories and hit the spot! Although raisins have a lot of suger (natural).

    Good job on three days in a row of running! 🙂 The first mile is always so hard! It is crazy! I guess it takes positive self talk to make it through to the running high 🙂 Good luck on your 5k this weekend!

  3. Caroline April 16, 2010 at 10:36 am #

    Good job with the running! Have you tried mapmyrun.com? You could map out routes (or look up some others have used) before you head out.

  4. Gracie @ Girl Meets Health April 17, 2010 at 3:40 pm #

    Way to go with running! I can’t even imagine running without music, so that’s quite impressive 😉

    Isn’t chocolate Oikos amazing?! I’ve been on the prowl for the caramel flavor for weeks now but can’t find it :/

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