Good morning friends! Another Monday morning is upon us! Did y’all enjoy the extra hour we got from setting our clocks back? I think it messed with my system a little; I went to sleep at 8 PM last night and didn’t wake up until 7:30 AM this morning. Ahh, at least I can say I am well-rested now!
This past weekend was a blast! On Friday night I headed to the gym for the first time in MONTHS to make use of the treadmill, since it was already uber dark at 6 PM. I did a speed/interval workout that I think is called “quarters.” Anyway, here is what it looks like, Katie style:
- Warm up for half a mile at desired warm up pace (for me this is 5.8 on the treadmill
- Sprint for a quarter mile (6.9-7.1 on treadmill)
- Recovery jog for a quarter mile (5.3 on treadmill)
- Repeat until you reach your desired mileage- for me, I repeated five times to reach three miles.
I was a sweaty beast when all was said and done! I usually resort to these sort of interval workouts while on the treadmill because it is so dang boring! I am also thinking I should just purchase a treadmill. I used to use my gym membership for classes and the like but no longer- hot yoga rules my life! I am essentially paying $44 a month to use a treadmill a few times. Kind of silly, eh? Do you own a treadmill? If so, any brands you can recommend?
I also hit up Target this weekend. I went in to purchase the final installment in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series (The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest) and came out with the book plus a pair of jeggings and a cute pair of black shoes:
I couldn’t resist! They were only $20 and I have been on the lookout for a pair of low black flats/heels/whatever. They only had a few sizes left but mine was one of them. I figured it was fate 😀 Do you get sucked into impulse purchases at Target? I know I’m not the only one 😉
On Saturday and Sunday I attended my bikram yoga classes, bringing my total to four for the week. I’m on track with my November goal of attending class at least 4-5 times a week! The classes always kill me but I feel so awesome afterwards. I cannot rave enough about it! Before class on Sunday, I manged to get in three miles outside- it was a gorgeous, chilly fall day! I listened to one song on repeat for the entire run- OAR “City on Down” live at Madison Square Garden. It’s an awesome song to run to! Do you have any songs that you can listen to over and over again?
Lastly, I hosted a fun jewelry party on Saturday night. My sis in law is a Lia Sophia consultant so she came by with her yorkie, Bella. The cat kept staring at Bailey and Bella. You could tell she was bitter that Bailey somehow managed to multiply 😉 Some of my fave bloggies even stopped by! A good time was had by all. I made guacamole (3 avocados, diced onion, diced tomato, fresh lime juice, salt and pepper) and homemade macaroni and cheese. The mac n cheese was to die for! Definitely a worthwhile splurge 🙂 You can find the recipe I used here.
A final question for everyone- I am spectating the Philly Marathon in two weeks to cheer on my running buddy Melissa (yippee!!) For those of you that have spectated before, any fun tips to share? I am excited!
How was your weekend? Enjoy your Monday, friends!