Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Crazy couple of days, more greek yogurt, and an awesome 3 miler!!!!

Before I forget to tell you all, due to that one spot on my abs that is still sore from the 8K race on Saturday, I have decided to re-start the challenges (whittle my middle and 10 minute strength training) next week.  To be completely honest, not doing the ab challenge made me forget about the push-ups.  I swear, next week it is on!!!

Yesterday I spent all day at jury duty.  Oh and on my way there I was almost in a bad accident.  Some idiot decided to make a left-hand turn from a right-hand lane and nearly hit me.  I don't think I have ever slammed on my breaks so hard in my new car.  After jury duty, I did my grocery shopping, lots of cleaning, and was so tired that I just went to bed early.  This morning I spent the entire morning with one of my local police officers watching surveillance footage in an attempt to find the person who scratched my car.  Unfortunately, nothing came of it. 

I did not get to work until noon, and I was so flustered about the car situation that I forgot my gym bag.  Caitlin and I had planned to run together after work.  I was really bummed.  I really wanted to run, so as soon as I came home I changed into my running gear and headed out the door.  When I started running, my legs felt like they were made of lead.  I had this crazy desire to see if I could run three miles under a 9 minute pace.  Today, it was hard!  I did it though!  I only stopped once somewhere in the first mile, because I had to wait to cross the street.  I do not remember the last time I looked at Garmy so often.  I was really tired at the end, but felt great once I cooled down.  I am really happy that I did it!  The sore spot on my abs did not really become a problem until the last quarter of a mile.  The best news is that my knee felt great!  I spent lots of time stretching, and I'm feeling really good right now. 

Mile 1:  8:56
Mile 2:  8:49
Mile 3:  8:46

Remember when I said I had tried Greek yogurt for the first time?  That brand was Chobani.  I enjoyed the taste, but only after I stirred it for a while.  I was used to eating Dannon Light n Fit which is a lot less dense.  The grocery store was out of the fat free Chobani, so I ended up trying Stonyfield Farm Oikos.  I have to say that I liked the consistency much more!  If anything, I think it is a better transition for me to get used to the thicker yogurt. 

On another good note, my adviser likes my topic idea for my candidacy.  He said he is interested to see where I go with it.  YAY!  Caitlin and I have a run planned in the a.m., so I am off to read a couple journal articles, then some of my fun book, then bed.  I hope you all are having a great week so far!


  1. Good job on your run and achieving the under 9 min miles even though you didn't feel that great! Plus your adviser liked your topic, sounds like your day got better as soon as you started running :)

  2. Thanks Christine! I hope your week is going great!


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