Is anyone else really ready for Friday?!? Mal and I close on our new house tomorrow, so I am antsy for the end of the week to arrive. But, I worked my butt off today, so I can start our celebration as soon as we close at 3:00 pm tomorrow!
I still can't believe we're going to be homeowners in less than 24 hours. I'm super excited, but it still hasn't hit me yet! 😯
After breakfast, I worked up a serious sweat doing Track Workout 2:
2 lap warm up, 3 X's 800M, 2 lap warm down, 1 lap rest
Pace based off of 5k race time
Instead of driving to the track or running on the treadmill, I took advantage of today's summer-like weather and did the track workout on my favorite 3-mile route around my neighborhood and used my Garmin to keep track of my pace on the 800's.
My goal for the 800's was to run a 8:00 - 8:30-minute pace with my recovery lap pace between 9:30 - 10:00. A couple of the 800's ended up being on hills, but I really tried to push myself to keep up my speed.
Even though I despise hills (remember the Run from Hill?!), two things help me conquer them. The first is pumping my arms. I look like a dork, but moving my arms get my legs moving too! 😉 The other thing that I do is repeat this mantra over and over again: What goes up must come down. For every incline, there is a decline. I keep reminding myself that the down part of the hill will be totally worth it.
I was a sweaty, exhausted mess by the end of my run, but I finished Track Workout 2 (3 miles) in 26:24.
When I returned home, Murphy went nuts licking my legs. It was hot outside, so I was dripping with salty sweat. I must have tasted delicious to the pug! 😉
Today's lunch was very orange. I had sweet potato fries tossed in olive oil and ground flaxseed meal and baked in the oven on 400*F for about 20 minutes.
And homemade pumpkin soup.
The pumpkin soup was soooo easy to make. I just combined 1/2 cup vegetable broth with 1/2 cup canned pumpkin, seasoned with salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon, and heated it in a sauce pan for a few minutes. Then, I stirred in a big spoonful of Greek yogurt. Mmm! Loved it!
I also finished off the last of the French Toast Baked Tofu.
A little while later, I ate a piece of Apple Cake from Tastefully Simple.
After lunch, I ran around like a crazy person trying to get everything done. I stopped by the bank, grocery store, Best Buy, and then the dentist, which was not fun at all. 🙁
At home, I continued to run around like mad woman. I tackled my To Do list, caught up with emails, and went through all of my clothes, which was my big task for the day.
I donated a TON of clothing. It felt awesome.
Mal and I are making pizza for dinner tonight. It smells so delicious right now!
P.S. If you're thinking about ordering something from Avon for our TNT fundraiser, here's a free shipping code from my sister: REPFLYER. Don't forget to enter TNT2011 at checkout! 😀