Monday, August 1, 2011

... new month new motivation

Hello August!  After 4 days of not running, not blogging, and not eating healthy, it's good to be back.  August 1st brought a desire to turn things up this month ... it's time to get serious!

I headed to the YMCA today after work to run on the treadmill.  Thankfully I got a treadmill with a television and breezed through almost 5 miles while watching the Food Network.  I decided to take it easy today and alternate walking and running for 45 minutes.
  • walk for 1 minute at 4.5, run for 10 minutes at 6.5 (at 8 minutes I would increase the speed to 7.0 for 30 seconds)
  • total miles - 4.73 in 45 minutes (9:30 minute/mile pace)
Once I left the gym I headed straight to Trader Joe's to do some grocery shopping.  After wandering around every aisle I finally had everything I needed (and more) and headed home to start on dinner.  I had picked up Trader Joe's "Arugula Parmesan Ravioli" and paired it with a cream sauce I made with reduced fat sour cream, butter, a drizzle of olive oil, some salt and pepper, crushed pepper flakes, and parsley.  On the side I made a salad with spinach, tomatoes, sliced bell peppers, sliced black olives, and feta crumbles and used a creamy cilantro dressing.  Such a great dinner to start the week!

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