Hooray for Thursday and for what is shaping up to be a gorgeous, sunny, 80 degree day. That’s more like it May! Yesterday after work I hit the gym for a nice 30 minute workout on the treadmill.
- 10 minute warm-up, incline 2.5-5.5 and speed 3.4-4.2 mph
- 20 minute run, incline 1.5, speed 6.0-6.5 mph
- 2 minute cool-down
- Total distance, something like 2.7 miles
This was definitely the best I have felt in a run yet, and as much as I’ve enjoyed swimming it felt awesome to break a serious sweat. Can’t do that in a pool. My knee felt pretty good the whole time, and there was no lingering pain after I finished or this morning. We will see how things are looking when I go to PT tonight.
I also did some crazy ab move that I saw over on Anne’s blog yesterday morning. You know, the one where you lower your legs to the floor with the exercise ball squeezed between your feet while holding hand weights above your head. I used a 10lb medicine ball instead of weights, but the effect was the same I think. I liked this ab move and will definitely be integrating it into my workouts.
After the gym, as expected I had a text from my sis asking what was for dinner. We decided on a California Pizza Kitchen frozen pizza, so I ran in the store to pick on up on my way home. Now you all know about my love for Spinach and Artichoke dip, so when I saw that CPK had a limited edition Spinach and Artichoke Pizza I knew I had to try it out. We threw together a quick salad to accompany our pizza.
Oh my god, was this good. The big chunks of artichoke, the spinach, the creamy cheese with a crispy crust. Amazing. I may stock up while the limited time lasts. My sister and I ate the whole thing. Three servings my ass, it’s perfectly sized for two .
Yup, I ate four slices and I’m not ashamed about it. They are pretty small after all. During dinner my sister and I also watched the movie Valentine’s Day, which honestly was different than I was expecting it to be. There were a lot more sad moments then I was expecting, but overall I enjoyed it. Glad I waited until it was out on video to watch it, but still liked it.
Last night was also the season finales of Modern Family and Cougar Town, whatever will I do all summer?!? Both were hilarious as usual and had my sis and I laughing out loud. I heard that they were going to change the name of Cougar Town for next season though, since it really isn’t about older women dating younger men at all. Will be interesting to see if they do and what they come up with.
I’m off to NYC for the weekend after work tomorrow. One of my best friends is having a law school graduation party on Saturday out on Long Island, so I will also be making a trip out there. It should be really fun, I hope the weather stays nice! What are you all up to this weekend?