Great workout this morning! I was cruisin’ on the treadmill! I ran 3 miles in 25:51, which is an 8:37 pace and fairly speedy for me, especially on a treadmill. For some reason, I’m slower on the treadmill than outside, but isn’t it the opposite for most people?
Anyway, in addition to feelin’ good on the treadmill, I got to test out my new Endure Elite Shortswear Short Sleeve shirt that I was asked to review by the company. (I had Mal snap some photos yesterday when we were snowed in.) Here’s my review…
- Super lightweight and comfy
- Convenient side pocket for an iPod, keys or ID
- Efficient sweat “wicking,” which kept me dry
- Affordable – cost is $15.95, which is pretty good for “performance” gear.
I also liked that the pocket had a zipper.
- Size – the small was HUGE on me! I guess these babies run big?
- Sweat wicking worked great, but the shirt remained damp for quite awhile after my workout
- Dry clean* only? Hmmm. I don’t think I’ll dry clean this shirt
The shirt was great for pug curls! 😉
*Even though the label says “dry clean,” the folks at Endure said they throw their shirts in the regular wash and dryer, which doesn’t impact the quality of the shirt. Good to know!
If you’d like your own Endure shirt (or a last-minute Xmas gift), you can use a special coupon code for 15% off: ENDURE101. It’s good through January 31st, 2010. Maybe buy one to kick-off the New Year?
Speaking of the New Year and fitness…
I’ve decided to train for an upcoming 5K this March. My hip is getting better, so now I want to increase my speed. My 5K PR is 25:33 (8:14 pace) from last year’s Ras na hEireann 5K, which is a decent time, but I want to improve it.
I’ve decided to use a Beginner’s 5K Program from Cool Running to train for the race. I don’t really consider myself a “beginner” runner, but with my bum hip, I don’t want to overdo it with training. I’m sure that I’ll make some modifications to the training program, but hopefully, it’ll keep me on track and motivated me through the cold, dark winter months.
If anyone else is training (or thinking about training) for a 5K this spring, please let me know. Maybe we can get a virtual training group together. It’d be great motivation for the New Year!
I needed some veggies in my life, so I threw together a big salad for lunch.
In the mix: salad greens, broccoli, tomato, cucumber, and balsamic vinegar.
On the side, I had a serving for pistachios. So good!
After lunch, I enjoyed some homemade white chocolate-covered raisins. I had quite a bit of melted white chocolate leftover from the Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies, so I stirred in some raisins.
Then, I spread the chocolate-coated raisins on wax paper and let them chill in the fridge for about an hour.
Viola! A delicious treat! 😀
I haven’t done any writing today. Blah. Better get to it!