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Friday, February 12, 2010

Minimum Mileage

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Due to factors outside my control (two lunch meetings for work) I didn't get to run with my lunchtime running group at all this week. In fact, most of this week conspired against me in terms of working out.

Last night I finally made it to the gym. I know that getting in the mileage should trump doing strength training....but I really love strength training. So, while my schedule said to do 4 miles at half marathon pace, I did 3 on the treadmill with my speed between 6.4 and 6.8 MPH on a 1% incline and then switched to the weight machines.

My brain was just not in it last night. Running was boring. I was irritated at having to wait for machines to free up. I couldn't find a resistance band I wanted to use so I just skipped that exercise. I felt rushed the entire time.

So, to make myself feel better let's take a look at some of the awesome giveaways going on the blogosphere:

Holly over at The Balance Broad is doing a Chobani Greek Yogurt giveaway. I'd really love to win this one. The only time I tried Greek yogurt plain I about gagged because it tasted so much like sour cream. Apparently the flavored kinds taste better but I haven't been able to find Chobani in any of the stores near me. According to their website they only sell it at a few Meijer stores and I'm not driving that far out of my way just for yogurt!

Erica at I Run Because...I Can has two giveaways going on! I totally agree with everything she says in her giveaway for a flattering sports bra.

She's also giving away fun "motivational" gym towels. My gym has all the free towels you want, but I like the idea of having one with a fun saying on it. I mean, really, who doesn't want a towel hanging off their treadmill or spin bike that says "Sweat is Sexy"?


Lacey said...

lol i absolutely adore that epic fail photo. and i'm scared to death of canada geese cuz they are EVERYWHERE on one of my running loops. i literally get OFF the sidewalk to avoid their big groups at times. just don't wanna mess with them! they look mean!!! hehehe.

i don't know if mileage should always trump strength. gosh i wish one of these days i woudl just lift some weights :) i have not done it for more than a week. ehhh.

WillEatForComfort said...

I would rather run any day than strength train!

Hey, even if you didnt get to run at lunch this week, at least you made it to the gym yesterday!

Libby said...

HAHAH funny picture! I've been in a running is boring rut lately too :(

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